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Taking a new route to the California gold fields...
Item # 651346
January 6, 1849
BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 6, 1849 Page 2 has: "California Items" which mentions a group of 20 soon to head there: "...mostly young men of spirit & enterprise...have adopted rules prohibiting gambling, drinking, the use of cards...". Also reports of other groups planning to head there, one taking a new route: "...will sail up the Rio Grande...to Paso del Norte, and strike across the country on foot, a distance of 8 or 900 miles...".
Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the bottom not affecting noted content, some very light damp staining.
Category: Pre-Civil War