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Edwin S. Waterhouse journal
SFH 248  
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Account of a voyage on the Golden Rocket from Boston to San Francisco, with later entries from Placer County, California
Edwin Sawyer Waterhouse was born in Maine, lived in Cooper, Washington County, and came to California when he was twenty-two years old. After gold mining in the state, in 1869 he married Mary Gruwell, and they had six children. He worked as a farmer and wheelwright in Oakdale and Modesto, Stanislaus County. He died near Modesto in 1911. The Golden Rocket was put into service for the Union during the Civil War and burned by the Confederacy in 1861.
1 volume
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