The Gold Discovery Journal of Azariah Smith

The Gold Discovery Journal of Azariah Smith

Smith, Azariah (edited by David L. Bigler)

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Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Date Published: 1990
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
ISBN: 0874803462
Book Id: 47629

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159pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] in black cloth.

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Here published for the first time is the complete journal of Azariah Smith. Unaware of the momentous nature of the events he chronicles, Smith tells of marching west from Fort Leavenworth to the Pacific, one of the longest infantry marches in recorded history. As an employee of James Marshall at Sutter's Mill, he was an eyewitness to the gold discovery on January 24, 1848. And he was a member of the company that opened the Mormon-Carson Pass Emigrant Trail over the Sierra Nevada, to become the major route of the gold rush.