Jersey Gold: The Newark Overland Company’s Trek to California, 1849, by Gwendolyn Joslin Hiles and Margaret Casterline Bowen


The story of the Newark Overland Company – in many ways a panorama of the nineteenth century – ranges from the wildness of the frontier through the chaos of the Civil War to the throes of early industrialization, and features such notables as John Sutter, Brigham Young, and Henry Clay.  In chronicling this journey, Jersey Gold re-creates a defining chapter in American history. (Hard cover)