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DeWitt and Harrison

Daily Alta California, December 8, 1851

DeWitt and Harison ad, Daily Alta California 8 December 1851.

Daily Alta California, January 15, 1853

Dewitt and Harrison Shipping Merchants 1853.

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The Annals of San Francisco

Frank Soule, John H. Gihon, James Nisbet

1855. Written by three journalists who were witnesses to and participants in the extraordinary events they describe. The Annals of San Francisco is both an essential record for historians and a fascinating narrative for general readers. Over 100 historical engravings are included. Partial Contents: Expeditions of Viscaino; Conduct of the Fathers towards the natives; Pious Fund of California; Colonel John C. Fremont; Insurrection of the Californians; Description of the Golden Gate; The Mission and Presidio of San Francisco; Removal of the Hudson's Bay Company; Resolutions concerning gambling; General Effects of the Gold Discoveries; Third Great Fire; Immigration diminished; The Chinese in California; Clipper Ships; Increase of population; and Commercial depression.

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The Lost Colonies of Ancient America: A Comprehensive Guide to the Pre-Columbian Visitors Who Really Discovered America
Frank Joseph
"Joseph's book is a marvelous delineation of foreign cultures with a connection to the Americas which transcends mere coincidence. The work documents such connections to the
Sumerians, Egyptians, Minoans, Romans, Kelts, Hebrews, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, Southeast Asians, Norsepeoples, Knights Templar and Christians." -- Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
"Frank Joseph, drawing on decades of meticulous research and exploration, has uncovered the evidence that rewrites the history books. A vital addition to the library of anyone seeking knowledge of America's forgotten past." --David Jones, editor, New Dawn Magazine

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