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Sierra Crossing: First Roads to California

Sierra Crossing First Roads to California A critical era in California s history and development the building of the first roads over the Sierra Nevada is thoroughly and colorfully documented in Thomas Howard s fascinating book During Califor

  • Title: Sierra Crossing: First Roads to California
  • Author: Thomas Frederick Howard
  • ISBN: 9780520206700
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A critical era in California s history and development the building of the first roads over the Sierra Nevada is thoroughly and colorfully documented in Thomas Howard s fascinating book During California s first two decades of statehood 1850 1870 , the state was separated from the east coast by a sea journey of at least six weeks Although Californians expected to be conA critical era in California s history and development the building of the first roads over the Sierra Nevada is thoroughly and colorfully documented in Thomas Howard s fascinating book During California s first two decades of statehood 1850 1870 , the state was separated from the east coast by a sea journey of at least six weeks Although Californians expected to be connected with the other states by railroad soon after the 1849 Gold Rush, almost twenty years elapsed before this occurred Meanwhile, various overland road ventures were launched by emigrants, former gold miners, state government officials, the War Department, the Interior Department, local politicians, town businessmen, stagecoach operators, and other entrepreneurs whose alliances with one another were constantly shifting The broad landscape of international affairs is also a part of Howard s story.Constructing roads and accumulating geographic information in the Sierra Nevada reflected Washington s interest in securing the vast western territories formerly held by others In a remarkably short time the Sierra was transformed by vigorous exploration, road promotion, and road building Ox drawn wagons gave way to stagecoaches able to provide service as fine as any in the country Howard effectively uses diaries, letters, newspaper stories, and official reports to recreate the human struggle and excitement involved in building the first trans Sierra roads Some of those roads have become modern highways used by thousands every day, while others are now only dim traces in the lonely backcountry.

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    911 Comments

    1. didn't finish this one. i wasn't so into the way that the writer examined the history of this region, and i'm also tired of reading an all-white perspective on the history of north america. a lot of native history is wrapped up in the sierras, and nothing was mentioned, so i bounced.


    2. Excellent book on the road making through the Sierra. Politics, wagons, equipment, motivations and many human stories were blended from excellent research. Well written historical and technical narrative of emigrant times.


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