Title: Beyond the Golden Gate: a Pioneer Woman's Journey from California's Gold country to Oregon's fertile Tillamook Valley
Author: Gayle Tow
Description: Book has just a tiny bit of bumping to fore edge corners. One vertical crease to front cover near spine. A few small soil spots fore edge of text block. Pages are free of marks. Binding is sound. Inscribed by author and signed on dedication page. Second printing, 2006.
"Tow re-creates the colorful pioneer life of her great-great-grandmother… Amanda L. Smith Donaldson, one of Oregon's (Tillamook County) pioneer women, in 1853 crossed the prairies, the mountains, and the rivers… She, as an only child, lost her mother in a new and turbulent land called California. Shuttled from family to family, she knew no secure home until she married an older man whom she met while working in a tavern." After the California Gold Rush, she came "with her husband to Oregon for the greatest adventure of all, homesteading and raising a family of fifteen children in the virtual wilderness of the Tillamook County area." Includes 31 pages of photographs and maps.
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Crystal Fountain Books
Place: Sweet Home, OR
Size: 6 x 9 inches.
Pages: 189 pages.
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