John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier

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Mining a wealth of sources, Albert L. Hurtado delivers the definitive biography of John Sutter, a Swiss expatriate who founded New Helvetia, a settlement in California's Sacramento Valley which drew overland immigrants to California in the 1840s and then--after gold was discovered by Sutter's employees--a flood of fortune seekers. Illustrations. Maps.

John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier 2008, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806139296

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John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier 2006, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806137728

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