West Coast Journeys: 1865-1879 The Travelogue of a Remarkable Woman

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New England-born Caroline Leighton traveled fearlessly throughout California and the Pacific Northwest during the mid-19th century. This Journal of her travels--one of the most perceptive early accounts of the region--vividly describes a crucial period in the settlement of the West Coast frontier. Leighton's bold refusal to stereotype individuals and her willingness to embrace the wild country around her enable readers to fully appreciate her independent courage and the rigors of her remarkable journey.
By: Caroline C. Leighton