"…with golden visions bright before them…"
Pardon Dexter Tiffany, in a letter to his wife, May 1849
The mid-19th century, western gold rushes were the largest voluntary migration of people and the primary force in shaping the west in North America.
These books tell of the opening of the American west and the migration to California during the Gold Rush. The stories of personal adventures in the air and on the seas have inspired many to seek their own adventures.