The Gold Rush Diaries of Joseph Goldsborough Bruff, 1849-50

In California Gold Rush, Visual diary on January 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

from the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Below: (Buffalo chip fuel) setting supper & Indians running off their animals. Elephant No. 3 [&] Seeing Elephant No. 4, The Buffalo Hunt

Leaving Home

Fort Laramie

Breaking Mules

The Desert

Digger Squaw


Ind[ian] Vill[age]

Accident at Skew Bride

Fort Hall

Pass-outlet of valley

Volcanic bluffs

The fate of many

Devil’s Gate

Bluffs on La Fontanelle

Sarcophagus Rock

Grave of a Trinidad squaw

and others to be found in this collection.

Biography of Joseph Goldsborough Bruff (1804-1889)


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