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Articles in 1996 Spring Issue #25

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Josiah Dwight Whitney and the California Geological Survey, Part 2
By John W. Robinson

Part two of John Robinson's article focuses on the California Geological Survey's exploration of the unknown and majestic High Sierra and an in-depth analysis of the controversy between Josiah Whitney and John Muir over the origin of Yosemite Valley.

A Journey to the Imaginary Empire of Norton
By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

Dr. Robert Chandler, senior researcher for Wells Fargo Bank Historical Services in San Francisco, presents a delightful story about Joshua Abraham Norton (1818-1880), the self-proclaimed "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."

The Modoc War
Part 4, Assault, Massacre and Bloodhounds

By Ward C. Garing

With the assassination of the Peace Commissioners, including General Edward Canby, the U. S. Army prepares to launch an second attack on Captain Jack's Stronghold, this time with a combined force of nearly 900 men to attack about 60-70 Modoc warriors.

The Soldier's Friend
The U. S. Sanitary Commission

By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

Dr. Chandler also presents a story about the U. S. Sanitary Commission, formed during the Civil War to aid sick and wounded soldiers. Read how generous Californians contributed to the cause and saved the Commission from virtual bankruptcy.

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Articles in 1996 Summer Issue #26

Special Donner Party Issue

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Terrible Trek
The Donner Party Story

By Jack Steed

We are pleased to be able to present a revised and updated version of Jack Steed's "Terrible Trek: The Donner Party Story" to begin our Special Donner Party Issue. This is the story of their journey, entrapment and rescue.

Newly-Discovered Documents on the Donner Party
The Donner Girls Tell Their Story

By Joseph A. King & Jack Steed

In 1994 some new documents came to light that had been in the possession of Ann Houghton Smith, a granddaughter of Eliza P. Donner Houghton. The letters were written by Eliza, Georgia, Frances and Elitha Donner and are presented here for the first time.

The Rescuers, John and Daniel Rhoads
By Robert E. Merritt

John and Daniel Rhoads were in the party just ahead of the Donner Party and successfully arrived at Sutter's Fort in mid-October. When word was received of the emigrant's entrapment they volunteered to join the rescue party to try and save them.

The First California Newspaper Accounts of the Donner Party Tragedy
From "The Californian" and the "California Star"

The "California Star" and "The Californian" were the first to publish lurid accounts of the Donner tragedy. We present those accounts as they appeared from January 16, 1847 through June 5, 1847.

William G. Murphy's Lecture and Two Letters to Mrs. Houghton
By Joseph A. King

In 1896 William Murphy first told his story of the Donner Party tragedy at the invitation of citizens of Truckee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the entrapment. Joe presents the lecture as it appeared in the "Marysville Appeal," Sunday, February 9, 1896.

The Story of Patty Reed's Doll
By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Eight-year-old Patty Reed, a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, secreted her favorite doll inside her dress when her family was forced to abandon all their non-essential items in the desert.

Patrick Breen's Diary of the Entrapment
From the "California Star"

Patrick Breen kept a diary of the Donner Party entrapment from October 31, 1846 to March 1, 1847 describing the horrible ordeal of the stranded emigrants. The original newspaper text has been revised to include those portions of green's diary that were deleted or changed by the editors of the "California Star."

Capt. Fallon's Journal
Fact or Fiction?

From the "California Star"

A journal reported to be that of Captain William O. Fallon, head of the 4th rescue party, was printed in the "California Star" on June 5, 1847. It was highly critical of the German, Lewis Keseberg, who Fallon accuses of theft and cannibalism. The journal was sent to the "Star" by Sheriff George McKinstry, Jr., who ran a trading post and had a financial interest in supplying the rescue operations. The journal is obviously written by an educated person, not a rough unpolished mountain man like Fallon. Many historians believe that McKinstry was the author of the "journal." Reprinted exactly as it originally appeared in the "California Star" on June 5, 1847.

Lewis Keseberg's Testimony
Victim or Villain?

From History of the Donner Party by C.F. McGlashan

In the years following the publication of Captain Fallon's "journal," Lewis Keseberg was scorned and villified by almost everyone he came in contact with. In the late 1870s, Eliza P. Donner Houghton became convinced that Lewis Keseberg had been unfairly maligned and, in cooperation with C.F. McGlashan (author of "History of the Donner Party," 1880), sought out and interviewed Keseberg in 1879. McGlashan was able to convince Keseberg to write his own account of the events to set the record straight, which is reprinted almost in its entirety.

The Modoc Indian War
Part 5, Court Martial, Executions, Legacy

By Ward C. Garing

Ward concludes his five part series on the Modoc Indian War with a report of the court martial proceedings against Captain Jack and the Modoc leaders and an account of their execution.

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Articles in 1996 Fall Issue #27

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A Little Sacramento River Steamboat
By Dr. Edgar C. Smith

This is the story of a little steamboat, the "Commodore Jones," which plied the waters of the Sacramento River from 1849 to 1855. Read how this small vessel changed ownership thirteen times and carried four names in its six year lifetime.

Tiburcio Vasquez in Southern California
The Bandito's Last Hurrah

By John W. Robinson

Tiburcio Vasquez was born in 1835 in Monterey, the son of a respected family. His life took a sudden turn when he was seventeen years old and resulted in a twenty-three year criminal career that ended in what is now West Hollywood.

The Gamblers, The Players & The Games They Played, Part 2
By Donald Hislop & Benjamin M. Hughes

Both men and women gamblers are examined in part two of this story about gambling in early California. Don and Ben present numerous first-hand accounts taken from diaries and journals of early pioneers who had encounters with the professional "blacklegs."

The Fenian Brotherhood In Northern California, 1858-1875
By Frances A. & Richard W. Rohrbacher

The Fenian Brotherhood, also known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was organized in Northern California between 1859 and 1866 with an estimated membership of 2-3,000 dedicated Irishmen. Their goal was to liberate Ireland from Great Britain.

"Sir, My Horse Shot Me!"
By George R. Stammerjohan

Soldiers serving at Fort Tejon, California suffered many horse-rider accidents, including this interesting incident.

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Articles in 1996 Winter Issue #28

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Jedediah Smith
Overland to California

By John W. Robinson

Probably the most famous of the Western mountain men, Jedediah Smith was the first white man to reach California overland from the American frontier. Although considered almost a saint by most historians, John's research exposes some of Smith's dishonest dealings with Mexican California authorities and priests.

Weeds Not Worth Picking Up
Theodor Hartweg, Botanist in California

By John Fox

In his 1846-48 quest for "botanical gold," Theodor Hartweg collected over 400 plants in California, 25% of which were new species, and returned them to the Royal Horticultural Society in London. John documents Hartweg's adventure as revealed in "The Hartweg Papers" located in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Games They Played, Part 3
By Donald Hislop & Benjamin M. Hughes

Third in a series of articles about Gold Rush Gambling, Don and Ben examine the games they played including Poker, Monte, Faro and Sweat or Chuck-a-Luck.

The Fenian Brotherhood in Northern California, 1858-1875
By Frances A. & Richard W. Rohrbacher

Part 2 of "The Fenian Brotherhood in California, 1858-1875" continues with the Fenian invasions of Canada which was hoped would be a stepping stone to the liberation of Ireland.

The Old Ridge Route
By Willis Osborne

A marvel of highway engineering when it opened in 1915, the twisting, two-lane Ridge Route cut many miles and hours for early 20th century motorists journeying between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California.

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[1990 Issues #1-4 | 1991 Issues #5-8 | 1992 Issues #9-12 | 1993 Issues #13-16]

[1994 Issues #17-20 | 1995 Issues #21-24 | 1996 Issues #25-28 | 1997 Issues #29-32]

[1998-2010 Issues #33-84]

Thank you for checking out this listing of our current California Territorial Quarterly issues and previous issues of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly. There are links to each of the years of Dogtown Territorial Quarterly issues (#1-50) above. A short review of each article is also included.

DTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

A complete set of issues #1-50 sells for $225.00 shipped in the United States. Add $10.00 shipping. Total delivered price: $235.00

Issues #2 & #3 are not available except in complete sets.

Subscriptions to the California Territorial Quarterly (new name beginning with issue #51) are $18 per year in the United States.

CTQ back issues sell individually for $5.75; $4.50 each if you purchase four or more issues. Add $3.00 shipping per order.

 

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