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Formerly known as the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly

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California During the Civil War Years

 

[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.

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

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Articles in 1997 Spring Issue #29

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Captain William A. Richardson
Founder of San Francisco

By Robert Ryal Miller

Even though he purchased the first lot in Yerba Buena, built the first home, charted the waters of San Francisco Bay, and served as Captain of the Port of San Francisco, William Richardson's contributions are little known. This article is based upon research from Robert Ryal Miller's book, "Captain Richardson, Mariner, Ranchero, and Founder of San Francisco," the first biography of Richardson.

Emma Hardinge
A Spiritual Voice for the Slave and the Union

By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

"Departed spirits can and do commune with earthly beings." So claimed Emma Hardinge, a leading advocate for the cause of Spiritualism, a popular movement in the mid-ninteenth century which Hardinge claimed was "both a religion and a science." Dr. Chandler's article explores the Spiritualist movement and its leaders.

Women's Work in the 1860s
By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

Opportunities for single women in the commercial workplace were limited in the 19th century. Dr. Chandler chronicles the efforts of women to gain a more equal footing with men in the workplace.

Pedro Fages
Unheralded Explorer of Spanish California

By John W. Robinson

Pedro Fages first came to California in 1769, arriving in San Diego Bay as part of an advance party of Gaspar de Portola's famous expedition. John Robinson reveals the many explorations and accomplishments made by Fages in an attempt to elevate him to his rightful place among the great pathfinders of Spanish California.

Gold Rush Gambling
Part 4, Games & Ladies & Cheating

By Donald Hislop and Benjamin M. Hughes

Don and Ben conclude their comprehensive series on Gold Rush gambling with a focus on the games played by lady gamblers and the shysters who preyed upon the unsuspecting victims.

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Articles in 1997 Summer Issue #30

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Tejon Pass and Those Who Crossed It
By John W. Robinson

Yokuts and Interior Chumash Indians had used Tejon Pass for centuries by the time Pedro Fages of the Catalonian Volunteers discovered it in 1772 with a small force of soldados de cuera (leatherjacket soldiers). An early trade route for the Indians, Tejon Pass today carries Interstate 5 and is one of the premier transportation corridors of the Golden State.

John chronicles the important explorations, people and developments in the area including the mysterious Peter Lebeck, killed by a grizzly bear in 1837; the awarding of five land grants from 1842-1846; the establishment of Fort Tejon and the Sebastian Indian Reservation; Edward Beale's extensive land acquisitions and business dealings; the infamous camel experiment; and the development of stage roads into railroads and modern highways.

A Journey to 'Paradise ' In Search of California's Gold
By Bill Anderson

Host Huell Howser and cameraman Luis Fuerte of the popular PBS television show "California's Gold" travel to the town of Paradise, just down the road from Dogtown in Butte County, for the annual Gold Nugget Days Celebration, complete with a parade and all sorts of community festivities. Local citizens also take him to the actual area where the huge 54 pound Dogtown Nugget was found - an area where modern-day miners are still searching for gold.

W. T. Sherman versus the U. S. Navy
By Dr. Edgar C. Smith

In 1849 Lt. William T. Sherman participated in a survey that charted the navigatable waters from Benicia past Suisun Bay to the mouth of the San Joaquin River for the promoters of a proposed new town to be known as "New York of the Pacific." Dr. Smith's research shows how the survey caused friction between Army and Navy men.

Researching the Gold Rush Irish
By British author John Fox

In 1995 John Fox traveled from his British home in Wheatley and came to California to research the Irish who came to California during the gold rush. John's article revisits the adventure and throws light on some of the problems faced by researchers in a foreign land.

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Articles in 1997 Fall Issue #31

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After Jedediah Smith
Trappers From New Mexico

By John W. Robinson

Jedediah Smith was the first American to travel overland to California in 1826. He was soon followed by trappers from the Hudson's Bay Company in Fort Vancouver and American mountain men who heard the reports of beaver-rich streams flowing from the Sierra Nevada. From New Mexico came the "Taos Trappers," who journeyed westward, initially to trap the tributaries of the lower Colorado River, then to California's great Central Valley where they exploited the abundant beaver resources.

O.K. Smith, the Wade Family
and the Map That Opened the Door to Death Valley

By John Southwourth

John Southwourth's article on O. K. Smith and the Wade Family reveals the little known story of the man who had a map of a shortcut to California that ended up leading to the discovery of Death Valley and tells how the Wades were the only family to make it out with their wagons and livestock intact.

Democratic Turmoil
California During the Civil War Years

By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

Although California was spared any military action during the Civil War, political sentiments were in conflict, especially after the Rebels fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Dr. Chandler examines how California public sentiment solidified for the Union and what steps were taken to curb the activities of southern sympathizers.

Private Feelings
Californians View the Civil War

By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

In a companion article, Dr. Chandler uses actual private correspondence sent by northern and southern sympathizers to reveal the attitudes prevalent during the Civil War period in California.

Fort Tejon State Historic Park
An Interpretive View, Part I

By George R. Stammerjohan

In our last issue, John Robinson wrote about "Tejon Pass and Those Who Crossed It." Beginning with this issue, George Stammerjohan delves into the specific history of Fort Tejon, compiled from thousands of pages of historic military documents.

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Articles in 1997 Winter Issue #32

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Fort Tejon State Historic Park
An Interpretive History, Part 2

By George R. Stammerjohan

Part two begins with the establishment of Fort Tejon and the Sebastian Indian Reservation. This comprehensive study was prepared for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the state agency that operates Fort Tejon State Historic Park. Other topics discussed include the army garrison, the camel experiment, efforts to close the fort, army civilians, the Pages' sawmill, the reopening of the fort during the Civil War, civilian uses of Fort Tejon and an extensive listing and description of historic structures and sites.

A California Copperhead
Henry Hamilton and the Los Angeles Star

By John W. Robinson

Henry Hamilton was the editor of the "Los Angeles Star" beginning in 1856. He was a Democratic Party stalwart and a strong supporter of Southern principles such as state sovereignty and white supremacy. During the Civil War period in California Hamilton's newspaper became the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party in Southern California. He ended up getting arrested, was released and later was elected to the California state legislature.

Political Skirmishing
From the Marysville Daily Appeal

Introduction by Dr. Robert J. Chandler

Noted California Civil War historian Dr. Robert Chandler introduces an article reprinted from the January 10, 1866 issue of the "Marysville Daily Appeal" that shows the attitudes of those opposed to the policies of the Copperhead members of the House and Senate in post Civil War California.

Jose Chico
Bearing a Bi-Cultural Burden

By Dr. Robert J. Chandler

At dawn, April 19, 1863, twenty cavalrymen surrounded an Indian encampment near Keysville, now in Kern County. After their guide and local residents separated ten good men, the soldiers shockingly butchered thirty-five others! Dr. Chandler's research has uncovered the facts behind the incident and presents them here.

The New California History Website: www.californiahistory.com

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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.

 

Send Orders to: CTQ, 6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969

To Order With a Credit Card Call 1-877-397-3363

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