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Bruff’s Wake

J. Goldsborough Bruff and the California Gold Rush, 1849–1851

Harold James


J. Goldsborough Bruff’s overland passage is one of the classic accounts of travel in the West. Bruff’s Wake follows his gold rush experiences in California and his return to New York via Panama. The pioneer’s charming artwork captures a visual rendering of his journey. Journal entries and illustrations he made along the trail are accompanied by the author’s contemporary photographs taken at the same sites.


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Photographs / maps / bibliography / index / 190 pages (2011)

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Weight 1.38 oz
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 in