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Click for larger image 1885 Henry French Oakland to Los Angeles Train Journey San Jose Grocer Los Angeles Letterheads May 14 Los Angeles California Letterheads of Pomeroy & Mills,Henry French San Jose grocer writing to Willie (Employee store keeper) Henry has discovered Los Angeles to be the most Glorious spot on Earth. Letter written from the office of Pomeroy. An entertaining letter which French describes the scenery on the train ride from Oakland to Los Angeles,the stations stopped at,and people he met along the way. Breakfast at Mojave Desert. Frenchs Postscript reads, Attend to business faithfully, get all the new customers you can, be sure and take care of the old ones. Small paper loss at lower right corner of all five pages. (not effecting the letter content).
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Click for larger image 1860s Virginia City Montana Holladay Overland Mail and Express Co Independence Cover Dec. 7 186- canceled Holladay Overland Mail & Express Co. Black company frank on 1864 3ยข pink entire to Virginia City, M.T., canceled by Holladay O.M. & E. Co. Virginia City.. Sent to Mrs. J.M. Knight Independence Mo.,forwarded to Westport. Mended uneven open at top edge.
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Click for larger image 1870s Photographer Johnson Brothers Photo Mark Hopkins Home M Between 5&6th Stereoview Mark Hopkins Residence Horse and Buggy,Sacramento California. Hopkins one of the Big four to Start the Central Pacific Rail Road with partners Stanford, Crocker and Hutington.... Imprint at back - Johnson Brothers Photographers Sacramento Cal.
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Click for larger image 1854 Murphys Calaveras CA Mines Lettersheet San Francisco Sacramento Fires Soda Maker Letter California Gold Rush July 23 1854 two page letter date line Murphys Camp (Calaveras County) letter addressed to Grandma Mrs. Eliza Vaughan Wilmington Delaware. Letter signed by A.F. Vaughan. With mention of getting over being sick a month ago, mention of fires in San Francisco and Sacramento,He says a fire here right now would be devastating. Our Business is Confined to the Soda Manufacturing entirely this season and it will not equal one of last years trade. Letter sheet with original cover, Letter inside the sheet with crease folds. Published at the Wid West Office,184 Clay Street,San Francisco. Art By Anthony & Baker.
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Click for larger image 1863 Jackson Valley Ione Amador 10c PSE to Vermont 8 Page Letter Copper Mine Quartz Vein Two letters from brother and sister to mother and parents both dated march 23 1863 ,4 page letter signed by Elizabeth talks about brother and Uncle from Volcano who is a prospector. In the Town of Ione and vicinity,there have been a great many deaths, among old and Young. Chills and Fever,Scarlet fever,Measles,Hooping cough and small pox have been prevailing diseases. Scotty is a great stout boy running out all the time and tanned as bad as an Indian. 4 page Letter signed by Jesse mentions 2 1/2 acres of grapes,Besides Fig trees,pear and apple tree raised from seeds you sent,will bear fruit this season. If silver,gold and copper can make a country rich. California will be rich. Prof. Whitney the state mineralogist state 10,000 men are engaged in mining for copper, and 9/10 of labor is thrown away. Last page with description of his mine with vein from 1 inch to 4 ft thick. Hand drawn vein with general position and depth.
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Click for larger image 1920 Santa Rosa CA Rural Cemetery Vigilante Hanging 3 San Francisco CA Men Photo Post Card Postaly unused Santa Rosa Sonoma County California photo post card with some wear at corners,stains,upper right corner bend. Dirty at back. (AZO BACK)... SOME History... December 10, 1920, Three men, Terrance Fitts, Charles Valento and George Boyd, were members of the notorious Howard Street Gang of San Francisco. They had assaulted two women in San Francisco and had fled to Santa Rosa to hide out from the law. But on December 5, 1920, Sonoma County Sheriff, James Petray, and two San Francisco detectives were shot dead while attempting to capture the three fugitives who were holed up in a home on 7th Street in Santa Rosa. The three fugitives were arrested for the murders of the Sheriff and the two San Francisco detectives and were taken to jail. But before a trial could be held, on December 10th, a mob of masked vigilantes broke the three men out of jail, drove them to Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery and hanged them from a tree branch.

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