This collection contains the correspondence, taxes, and real estate papers of John Judson Ames and Caroline Ames Huston, in
the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
John Judson Ames was born in Calais, Maine in 1821. He came to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1851 he moved to San
Diego and founded The Herald newspaper, which he used to support the policies of Senator William Gwin, including his proposal
to create a separate state out of Southern California. Poor revenue forced Ames to shut down the paper in April 1860. He re-established
The Herald in San Bernardino, where he died on July 28, 1861.
0.25 Linear feet
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This collection is open for research.