Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s
S. S. Sarah Sands
Arrive San Francisco
July 1, 1851
From Panama via Acapulco
P.M.S. Co steamship Sarah Sands, Ilsley, 28 days from Panama vai Acapulco. 49 passengers.
Alison, Mrs. and two children
Barrett, S. H.
Basford, J., wife and two children
Baty, Mr. A.
Bennett, Mr. J. H. and wife
Buel, Rev. Frederick and wife
Burke, Mrs. Mary
Four Sisters of Mercy and two children
Heldebrand, Mrs. E.
King, Mrs. Samuel B.
Marsh, James Jr.
Morrill, Mrs., Geo E.
O Cennell, Rev. Mr. (Might be O Connell)
O Neil, Miss
Pomeroy, Mrs. P. R. and three children
Ryan, A. W.
Thomas, J. M., wife and child
Warner, S. A.
Weeks, J. P.
Trees in Paradise: A California History
California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It's the work of history. In the years after the Gold Rush, American settlers remade the California landscape, harnessing nature to their vision of the good life. Horticulturists, boosters, and civic reformers planted millions of trees to create groves, wooded suburbs, and landscaped cities in bare countrysides. They imported the blue-green eucalypts whose tangy fragrance was thought to cure malaria. (It does aid in keeping vermin out of your home should you includes stalks in your bouquets.) They built a lucrative "Orange Empire" on the sweet juice and thick skin of the Washington navel, an industrial fruit. They lined streets with graceful palms to announce that they were not in the Midwest anymore.
California: A History
Andrew Rolle, Arthur Verge
This eighth edition covers the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently call, California home. Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns. Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension. Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream. Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley.
Conquests and Historical Identities in California, 1769-1936
Spanning the period between Spanish colonization and the early twentieth century, this well-argued and convincing study examines the histories of Spanish and American conquests, and of ethnicity, race, and community in southern California. Lisbeth Haas draws on a diverse body of source materials (mission and court archives, oral histories, Spanish language plays, census and tax records) to build a new picture of rural society and social change.
California Before the Gold Rush
(California History Sesquicentennial Series)
Ramon A Gutierrez, Richard J. Orsi
The essays investigate traditional historical subjects and also explore such areas as environmental science, women's history, and Indian history. Authored by distinguished scholars in their respective fields, each essay contains excellent summary bibliographies of leading works on pertinent topics. This volume also features an extraordinary full-color photographic essay on the artistic record of the conquest of California by Europeans, as well as over seventy black-and-white photographs, some never before published.
A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California
James J. Rawls
The Gold Rush was a multiplier, an event that accelerated a chain of interrelated consequences that in turn accelerated economic growth. But it also touched a deep-seated nerve in the human psyche and unleashed economic forces, for good or ill, that transformed California forever into a Golden State.
Artists of the West