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The Call of Gold(1936) by Newell D. Chamberlain


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTERPAGE
PROLOGUE.1
IAN INDIAN WILDERNESS.6
IIARRIVAL OF GOLD SEEKERS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF COUNTY.8
IIIARRIVAL OF JOHN C FREMONT.11
History of his purchase of the Mariposa Grant. His beginnings at mining. His partnership with Palmer, Cook & Co. His election as United States Senator.
IVFIRST SETTLERS’ OWN STORIES.15
Angevine Reynolds. Joe Miller and his friend, Sherlock. Daniel A. Clark.
VBEGINNINGS OF HORNITOS AND COULTERVILLE.20
Colonel Thorn. Meaning of Hornitos. Joaquin Murietta. Geo W. Coulter. Early post offices. Odd names of miners’ settlements.
VIWAR WITH INDIANS.24
Experiences of James D. Savage. Reasons for the war. Description of Savage. Battles. Captain Boling’s speech.
VIIDISCOVERY OF SOMETHING BETTER THAN GOLD, YOSEMITE.28
Campaign against Chief Ten-ie-ya. Bunnell’s first near view and naming of Yosemite.
VIIITHE FIRST AUTHORIZED MINT AND EARLY MINING CODE.33
IXEARLY DAY JUSTICE.35
Dr. Dickinson. Ejectment of foreigners. Chinese proven not Indians. The People’s Court.
XLOST GOLD, AMUSEMENTS, HOTEL RULES.39
XIVISIT OF FREMONT AND SAVAGE.43
Savage’s story of the Indian war. Fremont’s experiences. Death of Savage.
XIIBUNNEL’S MINING EXPERIENCES.46
XIIIEVENTFUL YEARS OF 1854 AND 1855.50
Growth of Mariposa. Building of new Court House. The first newspaper. Mining news. Gambling. Wells Fargo & Co. office established. Chips.
XIVFIRST NEWSPAPER DESCRIPTION OF YOSEMITE.54
Early life of J. M. Hutchings.
XVGALEN CLARK, OUTSTANDING CITIZEN.58
XVIFREMONT’S POLITICAL AND MINING ACTIVITIES.61
Defeat for re-election. Legal troubles. Patent issued to him. Candidate for Presidency. Lease of Mt. Ophir to Biddle Boggs.
XVIITHE FAMOUS TRIAL OF 1857.64
Held in Mariposa County Court House. Famous lawyers participate. The Grant proven not to be in Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rufus A. Lockwood’s address.
XVIIIJUDGE BURKE’S DECISION AND SIDELIGHTS.69
Fremont is victor. Judgment appealed. Interesting facts about Lockwood. Claims jumped.
XIXBATTLE OF THE PINE TREE.73
XXBEAR VALLEY AND THE COLONEL.77
Description of the town. First residents. A courageous woman. Fremont’s home. Peter Fee. Visit of Horace Greeley.
XXIFINAL JUDGMENT FOR FREMONT.82
Text of the decision. Hard feeling starts between Justices Fields and Terry.
XXIIIAUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN S. DILTZ.93
Early life. Arrival at Mariposa. Builds California’s first self-feeding quartz mill. Mining experiences.
XXIITHE FIRST WHITE WOMAN IN BEAR VALLEY.86
XXIVMARIPOSA AROUND 1859.99
Description of town. Prairie schooners. Herman Schlageter. Recollections of Judge Corcoran and George Bernhard.
XXVGAZETTE NEWS, 1862 TO 1870.104
XXVIFREMONT’S GREAT SALE.111
Park becomes manager. Fremont appointed Major General. Sale to Wall Street.
XXVIIMISMANAGEMENT BY WALL STREET.114
Olmstead’s regime. Work stopped.
XXVIIIFREMONT’S LATER CAREER.117
His railroad promotions. His failure as a business man. Government comes to his aid. Resume of his important achievements.
XXIXJOHN MUIR, WORLD-FAMOUS NATURALIST.122
XXXDILTZ, A REAL BENEFACTOR.124
XXXIJOHN HITE, MILLIONAIRE MINER.128
XXXIIANGEVINE REYNOLDS AND HIS WRITINGS.133
XXXIIIHI-LIGHTS AROUND COULTERVILLE.138
XXXIVCOLOR AROUND HORNITOS.143
XXXVTHE TOWN WITH THE HOLY NAME.153
XXXVIINDIAN ANECDOTES.159
A mixed marriage. The smoked Irishman. The Indian medicine man. An Indian ball. Two famous Indians.
XXXVIIMARIPOSA AL.166
XXXVIIITHE PIONEER SPIRIT EXEMPLIFIED.171
XXXIXRE-UNION OF OLD-TIMERS.175
APPENDIXTHE MINERS’ TEN COMMANDMENTS.181


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