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.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good–
Publisher: Kern County Historical Society
Place: Bakersfield, California
Keywords: Fort Sutter, John C. Fremont, explorers, surveying, expedition, westward expansion, Kern County, California,
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