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William T. Stackpole 1849 Gold Rush Diary

William T. Stackpole got the Gold Bug, and traveled from Pekin, Illinois, to the California gold fields in 1849, where he struck it rich.

The original 1849 handwritten diary is in the Yale Beineke research library.

You can access a PDF copy of the entire diary here.