Caldwell: Caxton Printers, Ltd. (1946). Second printing. Original blue cloth; octavo; 463 pp. Frontispiece and 28 monochrome plates. Map endpapers. A very good copy, quite clean and unworn, in price-clipped, worn dustjacket. Very good / good. Item #20517
Bidwell was with the Bartleson party in 1841, the first emigrant train to make the overland journey to California from Missouri. Among other important activities, he was a leader in the revolt against Mexico, he was the first to discover gold on the Feather River, he founded the city of Chico.