My Checkered Life - Cloth

My Checkered Life - Cloth

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My Checkered Life: Luzena Stanley Wilson in Early California by Fern Henry
Introduction by Gary Kurutz, California Special Collections Librarian

The historic memoir, My Checkered Life, is Luzena Stanley Wilson’s classic account of her family’s 1849 overland journey and life in early California. Fern Henry draws upon her considerable skill as a researcher to bring to light intriguing details, following the Wilson family from their Quaker beginnings in North Carolina, to their experiences in Nevada City, Sacramento, and Vacaville. This compelling story is enriched with narratives of other gold seekers and settlers, and illustrated with rare photographs, documents, and engravings. Historians will welcome this book, not only for the reprinting of a rare classic, but for Fern Henry’s remarkable presentation of new and important material which adds to our knowledge and appreciation of the early years of California, the land of golden dreams.

224 pages; 10 x 7; Illustrated; Notes on 1937 Edition; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; Paperback [SOLD OUT](1500 copies) (Cloth Edition [400 copies] retail for $35 ISBN 978-1-887694-53-7

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