Monday, May 9, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - New England to Gold Rush California: The Journal of Alfred and Chastina W. Rix, 1849–1854

Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New England to Gold Rush California: The Journal of Alfred and Chastina W. Rix, 1849–1854
Book Launch with Lynn A. Bonfield
Free Event @ California Historical Society

On July 29, 1849, after an eight-year courtship, two young schoolteachers were married in a small town in northern Vermont. Their story could easily have been lost to history, except that Alfred and Chastina Rix had the foresight to begin recording their observations in a joint journal. Their unique husband-and-wife account, which captures the turbulence of life and events during the gold rush era, is also a personal—and compelling—chronicle of a singular family’s separation and reunion. Join us at the California Historical Society for the book launch with editor Lynn A. Bonfield. The California Historical Society will display the original journal of Alfred and Chastina W. Rix from the collection, as well as other pieces special to this exciting work.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 229 or mailto:kjacoson@calhist.org

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
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