The Opening Of The California Trail (INSCRIBED by the author). George R. Stewart.

The Opening Of The California Trail (INSCRIBED by the author)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1953. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title 'With best wishes to/a good coffee-companion,/J.H.S.,/from/G.R.S.' Octavo; viii, (2),115pp. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket (light fading to spine). Item #20821

"The story of the Stevens Party from the reminiscences of Moses Schallenberger as set down for H.H. Bancroft about 1885, edited and expanded by Horace S. Foote in 1888, and now edited with introduction, notes, maps, and illustrations..." (dust jacket) To ill to go on, Schallenberger wintered alone near Lake Tahoe and survived to complete the journey in the Spring of 1845. The next year, his cabin (on what became known as Donner Lake) would be used for shelter by members of the ill-fated Donner Party.

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