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Guide to the Eugene William Sawtelle Papers, 1860-1898
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Correspondence, Charles Couvillaud receipts and checks, diaries, scrapbooks of Emma and Mary McKinsey.
Eugene William Sawtelle was born in Maine, December 13, 1846 and came to California in 1852. In 1869, he was a rodman with the Central Pacific surveying party which laid out the course the railroad followed to Pomontory Point, Utah. He worked for the Central Pacific Railroad in various jobs, becoming in 1898 the captain of a Southern Pacific river steamer. He died in Seattle May 10, 1924.
Please credit California State Library.