Monthly Archives: October 2015

Goldfieldsbooks.com

This blog has a new name — it is now goldfieldsbooks.com. Don’t leave out the “s” in the middle or you won’t find it. It’s still the same northern California history blog, but I’ll also be promoting my new book … Continue reading

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Coming Soon!

The book is almost here! This is what the cover will look like. It’s at the printer now, and in a week or two a pallet of books will show up on my doorstep, and then the fun begins. I … Continue reading

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Manjiro’s Return Home

Manjiro arrived in Honolulu in October of 1850 with his earnings from the goldfields in his pocket. He went immediately to find his friends, Denzo, Toraemon, and Goemon. Denzo and Goemon were willing to risk the return, but Toraemon, knowing … Continue reading

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Manjiro in California

Captain William Whitfield and his wife took Manjiro in, treated him like a son, and sent him to school, where he excelled. Then when he was nineteen years old, Manjiro went to sea once again aboard an American whaling ship. … Continue reading

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A Japanese Man in the Gold Rush

In May 1850 a young man stepped off a ship in San Francisco. Nothing remarkable there. Thousands of young men were arriving in San Francisco on their way to the goldfields. Like the others, this young man had come to … Continue reading

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A Picture Book for John and Annie

Coming soon! A picture book biography of John and Annie Bidwell for young readers. I want to show you some samples pages. Ever since I did my book on John Bidwell in 2010, teachers have asked me for an easier … Continue reading

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