Edward M. Kern: Travels of an Artist-Explorer in Dust Jacket 1953 by William Joseph Heffernan - John Fremont Expedition - Western Expansion


Title: Edward M. Kern: The Travels of an Artist-Explorer

Author: William Joseph Heffernan

Description: Brown boards stamped in gilt. Pages crisp and clean. Pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket has a couple closed tears; water spot on spine; some minor soiling and toning. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Bibliography. Index. Five maps, including the two-sided fold-out map tipped in at rear. viii, 112 pp.

Edward Meyer Kern (1823-1863) was an American artist, topographer, and explorer of California, the Southwestern United States, and East Asia. He is the namesake of the Kern River and Kern County, California. Contents: Introduction; Kern's First Expedition with Fremont, 1845-46; In Command at Fort Sutter, 1846-47; Kern and Fremont: The Expedition into the Rockies, 1848-49; The Campaign against the Navajos, 1849; North Pacific Explorations, 1853-56; The Expedition to Japan and Kern's Last Years; Bibliography; Index.

William "Bill" Heffernan received his masters degree in history from UC Berkeley and taught history for more than three decades at Bakersfield Junior College prior to his retirement in 1983.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Kern County Historical Society
Place: Bakersfield, California
Year: 1953

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: Fort Sutter, John C. Fremont, explorers, surveying, expedition, westward expansion, Kern County, California,

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