Episode 31: The California Trail: From the Donner Party to the Gold Rush
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Guinn, J. M. “The Capture of Montery, Oct. 19, 1842.” Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, 3, No. 4 (1896): 70-73.
Hastings, Lansford W. The Emigrant’s Guide to Oregon and California. Reprint, Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1994.
Johnson, Kristin, editor. “Unfortunate Emigrants:” Narratives of the Donner Party. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1996.
LaSalle, Michael E. Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2011.
Lerner, Gerda, editor. Lillian Schlissel Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York: Schocken Books, 1982.
Meldahl, Keith Heyer. Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Morgan, Dale E., editor. The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849. Denver: The Old West Publishing Company, 1959.
Rarick, Ethan. Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Stewart, George R. The California Trail: An Epic with Many Heroes. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1962.
Willoughby, Robert J. The Great Western Migration to the Gold Fields of California, 1849-1850. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2003.