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.  

  • Gold Rushes

    "…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.

  • The West

    In the settlement of North America to there has always been this
    desire to explore the west. In the 19th century, the west was pushed
    beyond the Mississippi river to the west coast.

  • California

    From the first Spanish explorations in the 16th century, California
    was a mysterious place. It was the ultimate destination to fulfill
    dreams of adventure and exploration.

  • On The Seas

    “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”  Herman Melville

    Sea travel has always been synonymous with adventure and discovery. 

  • Travel

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