From lead mines to gold fields : memories of an incredibly long life
Henry Taylor (Creator)
Henry Taylor's long life (1825-1931) gave him an unusual perspective on change in American society. This book talks about his journey across the western continent in search of fortune, offers insight into the problems and successes of the early homesteaders and settlers, and concerns his later travels and his reflections on his long life.
Print Book, English, 2006
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2006
xxv, 225 p. : ill.
1. Growing up in Virginia and Ohio; 2. Life in Iowa and Wisconsin; 3. From Wisconsin to Fort Laramie; 4. On to California; 5. Mining for Gold; 6. Journeying Home by Sea; 7. Setbacks in Wisconsin and Homesteading in Nebraska; 8. The San Francisco Earthquake; 9. Reflections of a Centenarian