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  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel August 1, 1850
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated August 1, 1850. Description of his travels to California and experiences prospecting for gold.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated August 1, 1850. Description of his travels to California and experiences prospecting for ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel May 25, 1851
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated May 25, 1851. McDaniel describes how much money he made mining and his plans for sending it home.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated May 25, 1851. McDaniel describes how much money he made mining and his ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel October 19, 1851
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated October 19, 1951. McDaniel outlines his plans to come home and buy a piece of property in Ridgeville, in Evanston, Illinois.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated October 19, 1951. McDaniel outlines his plans to come home and ...
  • Letter from George Huntoon, Whiskey Diggins, California, to his brother, dated November 18, 1852.
    Text       George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, California, panning for gold....
    Text     George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, California, panning for gold....
  • Curry Tells of Long Trip to California
    Newspaper  Seymour Currey, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Feb 1914, 1, 4     A large number of Evanstonians journeyed to California in 1850 to look for gold. This followed a gold mining trip in 1849 by area resident Ozro Crain. He came back with glowing reports of his experiences. The following winter he organized a local group to mine gold in Califoria. The ...
    Newspaper  Seymour Currey, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Feb 1914, 1, 4   A large number of Evanstonians journeyed to California in 1850 to look for gold. This followed a gold mining trip in 1849 by area resident Ozro Crain. He came back ...
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California Gold Rush


1848-1855