The Golden Corridor (19th Century books, $21.95)

golden-corridorThis is an interesting read on the history of Northern California in the words of the people who pioneered and settled the regions between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.

I especially enjoyed it because most of the book’s dialogue comes from letters and journals of the pioneers themselves. These firsthand accounts give the reader insight into what it was like to travel through and settle these then wild lands. Although poor choices were made in some of the fonts used, making reading a bit cumbersome, the photos of the California Gold Rush are so marvelous that I am willing to forgive the graphic designer.

 

—Robert Ray


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