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Recollections of John McWilliams
by John McWilliams
In this autobiography John McWilliams reports that he left Griggsville, Illinois at the tender age of seventeen. He arrived in Shasta City, CA in October, 1849 and tried his hand at mining in Weaver Creek, Olney Creek and the mines of southern Oregon.
success as a miner, a letter from home persuaded him to return to Griggsville
in January 1853. Many families of the area are mentioned.
Paper back, 186 pages, $16.95
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