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Badlam (Alexander, Jr.) Biography
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The folder includes the biographical account of Alexander Badlam, Jr.'s life during and after his voyage from Cambridge, MA across the Plains to Sacramento, CA in 1850 (some discrepancy in sources on this date). Note: Creator is listed as Dolores Waldorf Bryant, who might also be the donor of the manuscript.
Alexander Badlam was born in Boston, Massachusetts. When he was 15, he and his family traveled to California in a covered wagon. They settled in Sacramento, where he attended high school. At age 18 or 19, he moved to Amador County and worked as a miner and proprietor of the Empire Ditch Company. He became a state legislator in 1863, and held positions on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the post of Assessor in San Francisco throughout the 1870s. He died on January 26th, 1898, at the age of 63 and was survived by his three children.
1 folder 1 biography (typewritten, 2 pages)