Archivist and Author

The Gold Rush drew adventurers, explorers, and entrepreneurs from the settled regions of New England, to the wild and potentially profitable mines and cities of California. The routes of Vermont women to this mid-1800s landscape of hard labor and exhilaration are my terrain. Through letters, journals, photos, and more, I track their progress and their lives.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Book Is Launched! California Historical Society Welcomes "NE2CA" and Lynn Bonfield

The book launch for New England to Gold Rush California took place on the West Coast on May 11, 2011, at the California Historical Society, San Francisco.  Lynn illustrated her talk with oversize photographs of the Rix and Walbridge family members,  and accompanied by a Julian W. [Walbridge] Rix painting from the CHS collection.  On display were the original Rix journal with family photographs, letters, and Chastina's pocket diary that she kept on her 1853 trip from Peacham, Vermont, to San Francisco.

Purchase the book online from the press, or in person at Boxcar & Caboose, the fine community bookshop on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

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