Merry Christmas from the Butte Record, 1857 (2)

Note: When I wrote yesterday’s post, I said that this Christmas pictorial appeared in 1856. It was actually 1857, and the post has been corrected.

This one is almost like a rebus:

A tree on one side and a house on the other equals a small town, with a barrel in the center signifying the chief entertainment in that place. Put a sun above, and there you have it — Bangor by the light of a rising sun.

Butte Record 5 May 1857

Miss Julia Budson is most likely fictional, but Ned Pratt was a real person, the driver of the stagecoach on the Marysville to Bangor route.

The Butte Record was a Democratic paper, so the editor here compliments Ned on his political advertising. Ned turns up in news stories every so often, and here’s a good one.

Butte Record 11 November 1857

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s