The Great Medicine Road, Part 2

Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, 1849

Author: Michael L. Tate

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Category: History

Page: 328

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During the early weeks of 1848, as U.S. congressmen debated the territorial status of California, a Swiss immigrant and an itinerant millwright forever altered the future state’s fate. Building a sawmill for Johann August Sutter, James Wilson Marshall struck gold. The rest may be history, but much of the story of what happened in the following year is told not in history books but in the letters, diaries, journals, and other written recollections of those whom the California gold rush drew west. In this second installment in the projected four-part collection The Great Medicine Road: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, the hardy souls who made the arduous trip tell their stories in their own words. Seven individuals’ tales bring to life a long-ago year that enriched some, impoverished others, and forever changed the face of North America. Responding to often misleading promotional literature, adventurers made their way west via different routes. Following the Carson River through the Sierra Nevada, or taking the Lassen Route to the Sacramento Valley, they passed through the Mormon Zion of Great Salt Lake City and traded with and often displaced Native Americans long familiar with the trails. Their accounts detail these encounters, as well as the gritty realities of everyday life on the overland trails. They narrate events, describe the vast and diverse landscapes they pass through, and document a journey as strange and new to them as it is to many readers today. Through these travelers’ diaries and memoirs, readers can relive a critical moment in the remaking of the West—and appreciate what a difference one year can make in the life of a nation.

New York Magazine

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Page: 232

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Last Minute Picture Tests for MRCP 2

Author: W. Stephen Waring

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

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Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 204

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Intends to give candidates essential practise at spot recognition of popular cases encountered in the MRCP 2 examination. This title features 150 cases with examination-style questions on popular topics encountered in the Part 2 examination.

The Scarlett Saga Part 2

Richard Scarlett

Author: Deke Rivers

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

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Category: Fiction

Page: 788

View: 590

Follow Richard Scarlett, as he takes control of the Scarlett Organization after the assassination of his father, David. Follow Richard as he travels the world searching for his father’s killer, only to discover he is the next target, the last of the Scarletts. Does he survive? Does he discover who, is responsible and why?

Kenya Gazette

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Page: 52

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The Kenya Gazette is an official publication of the government of the Republic of Kenya. It contains notices of new legislation, notices required to be published by law or policy as well as other announcements that are published for general public information. It is published every week, usually on Friday, with occasional releases of special or supplementary editions within the week.