[Louisiana, Mo. 1914]. 8pp., including illustration. Text printed in double columns. Original printed pale green wrappers. Mild vertical creases, wrappers a bit soiled. Very good. Item #WRCAM56410
An uncommon account of an overland journey to California in 1849, and some experiences in the mines. "A brief account of his overland experience as a member of the 'Salt River Tigers' train. Their starting point was New London, Missouri with the gold mines as their destination" - Mintz. "He came to California via Fort Hall and Salt Lake City, spent fifteen months in the mines, and returned home via steamship in November 1850" - Kurutuz. There is also information on Carstarphen's life in Louisiana (he is described as "one of Louisiana's best known citizens") and his genealogy. The explanatory text is by Clayton Keith, with long excerpts from Carstarphen. MINTZ 80. MATTES 392. EBERSTADT, MODERN OVERLANDS 71. KURUTZ 120. COWAN, p.107. GRAFF 606. HOLLIDAY SALE 180. NORRIS COLLECTION 754. PLATH SALE 247. HOWELL 50:355.