Death Valley in 49: The Autobiography of a Pioneer William L. Manly

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Published: July 1st 2001

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428 pages


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Death Valley in 49: The Autobiography of a Pioneer  by  William L. Manly

Death Valley in 49: The Autobiography of a Pioneer by William L. Manly
July 1st 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 428 pages | ISBN: | 3.40 Mb

This is the detailed and devastating account of the sufferings of the party of emigrants who gave Death Valley its name. Persuaded by the leader of another wagon train to try a shortcut to southern California, the emigrants got lost in the barren,MoreThis is the detailed and devastating account of the sufferings of the party of emigrants who gave Death Valley its name. Persuaded by the leader of another wagon train to try a shortcut to southern California, the emigrants got lost in the barren, arid valley. After splitting into small groups, most of the party died of thirst, hunger, or exhaustion.

William Manly, however, lived up to his name, and survived the ordeal to write this autobiography, which also describes conditions in California during the 1849 Gold Rush.



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