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Author Louis Stellman tells the exciting story of Samuel Brannan (1819-1879), founder of Calistoga. This book was originally published in New York, 1953, and republished at the 150-year anniversary of the landing of the ship “The Brooklyn” at Yerba Buena in 1846. Brannan was a Mormon elder at the time and had brought 236 Saints from New York Harbor to their new life in the West, known then as “Manifest Destiny”.
Sam Brannan was California’s first millionaire, first entrepreneur, establishing our state’s first 4 mills, publisher of the first SF newspaper, founder of the “Society of California Pioneers”, leader of the first Committee of Vigilance in 1851, and possible scoundrel, to name only a few.
Softbound, 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, 252 pages.