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French San Francisco
by Claudine Chalmers Ph. D.




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Nineteenth-century California was not a destination for the faint of heart, and Frenchmen are usually said to prefer their slippers to their traveling boots. Yet many visitors from France starting in 1786 with legendary explorer Count de Lap(c)rouse made their way to the remote and beautiful territory, leaving enduring accounts and images of their experience. As France s troubled revolutionary era began in the 1840s, tens of thousands of Frenchmen journeyed to California s goldfields. Some found wealth, others freedom, and some death. Many remained in San Francisco, helping shape the city and make it French from the inside."

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Overview

Nineteenth-century California was not a destination for the faint of heart, and Frenchmen are usually said to prefer their slippers to their traveling boots. Yet many visitors from France starting in 1786 with legendary explorer Count de Lap(c)rouse made their way to the remote and beautiful territory, leaving enduring accounts and images of their experience. As France s troubled revolutionary era began in the 1840s, tens of thousands of Frenchmen journeyed to California s goldfields. Some found wealth, others freedom, and some death. Many remained in San Francisco, helping shape the city and make it French from the inside."

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738555843
  • ISBN-10: 0738555843
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.22 x 6.57 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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