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A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Chicago, Lewis Publ. Co., 1891

 

General History
Spaniards North of the Bay 9
Catholic Missions 14
Spaniards Press upon the Russians 15
Spanish Colonization 20
America Invasion 26
Bear Flag Movement 33
Mexican War 43
Sketch of Vallejo 44
The Great Scourge of 1832-'33 47
Prominent Early Visitors 48
The Ill-fated Donner Party 50
The Indians  53
Indian Troubles 54
Modoc War 55
Early Gold Discoveries 59
Gold Discovery of 1848 61
Early Mining 64
Drift Mining 67
Quartz Mining and Milling 69
Hydraulic Mining. 71
Packing in the Mountains  71
Habits of the Miners 73
The Great Immigration 74
Early Navigation 75
Governmental 78
Geology 84
Botany 85
Zoology 85
Assessed Valuation 89
California Nomenclature 89

 

 

COUNTIES.

ALAMEDA   Page 95
First Settlers - Land Grants - Organization of the County - Oakland - Berkeley - Alameda, the City - San Leandro    

ALPINE   Page 100

AMADOR   Page 100
Physical Features - Pioneers - Organization - Political - Ruffians - Mining - Agriculture - Towns

BUTTE   Page 107
John Bidwell - Outline of History - State and County Organization - Material Resources - Prices of Land - Productions - Cities and Towns - Bank of Chico - Oroville - Society - Politics

CALAVERAS   Page 120
Organization - Mining and Agriculture - Legislative Representation

COLUSA   Page 121
Topography - Organic - Indians - Modern Times - The Towns 

CONTRA COSTA   Page 126
Topographical Features - Mt. Diablo - San Joaquin River - First American Settlers - Early Mexican Families - Martinez - Mexican Land Grants - Personal - Modern Times

DEL NORTE   Page 131

EL DORADO   Page 132
Origin of the Name - Indians - First Points of Development - Governmental - Newspapers - County Hospital - Present Condition - Placerville - Other Towns   

HUMBOLDT   Page 138
Discovery of the Bay - TheCounty in Early Times - Eureka - Arcata - Other Points - Redwoods - Stock-raising and Wool-growing - Discoverers -

Transportation - No Chinese - Newspapers

KLAMATH   Page 144

LAKE   Page 145
First Settlers - The Kelsey Party - Indians - Other Settlers - Formation of the County - Lakeport and other Towns - Mining - Mineral Springs - Mineralogy  

LASSEN   Page 149
Nataqua - The Sagebrush War - Miscellaneous  

MARIN   Page 154
Early Visitors - American Period - The Present - Mexican Land Grants  

MENDOCINO   Page 157
The Great Lumber District 

MODOC   Page 160

NAPA   Page 162
Indians - Early Visitors and Settlers - Yount and Other Eminent Pioneers - The Mexican Land Grants - Government  - Resources - Napa City - Insane Asylum - Educational - Other Towns - Napa Soda Springs - Newspapers               

NEVADA   Page 172
Early Times - First officers - Indian War - Railroads - Journalism - Court-house - Assemblymen - Resources and Present Conditions - Mining - Nevada City - Grass Valley - Rough and Ready - Truckee - The Press        

PLACER   Page 180
In Early Day - In Modern Times - Auburn - Villages - Lake Tahoe - Mining            

PLUMAS   Page 186

SACRAMENTO   Page 189
Natural Features - Productions - Climate - Mines and Minerals - Land Grants - Captain Sutter and his Fort - Noted Pioneers - Founding of Sacramento City - Municipal - The Prison Brig - Cholera - Squatter Riots - County Government - Court House - State Capital - Assemblymen - Political - The Press - Railroads - Agricultural Society - Hospitals - Orphan Asylum - Art, Libraries, etc        

SAN JOAQUIN   Page 223
Stockton - Insane Asylums                        

SHASTA   Page 226
Webb and the Duncan Brothers - County Officers - Redding                       

SIERRA   Page 234
Downieville - Court-House and Jail - County Hospital - School-House - Mining at the Present Day        

SISKIYOU   Page 239
Topography - Mt. Shasta - Other Mountains - Settlement - County Organization, etc. - Mineralogy - Klamath River

SOLANO   Page 246
Mexican Times - Benicia - Noted Settlers - Bidwell and Semple - Vallejo - Vacaville and Valley - Suisun - Fairfield - Other Towns - Miscellaneous - Minerals

SONOMA   Page 253
Location and Topography - Mexican Land Grants - Government - Earliest Pioneers - Immigration - Railroads and Highways - Minerals - Later History - Santa Rosa - Petaluma                    

SUTTER   Page 260
Captain Sutter and the Hock Farm - Pioneers - Boundary Lines - Nicolaus - Stephen J. Field and other Men - Sutter County at the present day - Yuba City        

TEHAMA   Page 266
Early History - William B. Ide - Pioneer Navigation - Miscellaneous Items - Modern Times - Red Bluff - Railroads and Industries - Tehama - Vina - Other Points - Grain and Fruit

TRINITY   Page 273
Mining - Major Reading - First Visitors and Settlers - The Towns - Newspapers - Denver 

YOLO   Page 277
Favorite Place of Early Settlement - Agriculture and Horticulture - Woodland - Bank of Woodland - Villages - Newspapers, etc 

YUBA   Page 282
Cordua and Sicard - Interesting Early Events - Assembly men - Later History - Marysville