A letter from Oliver C. Hickok, Rough & Ready, California, to his father William Alonzo Hickok, Troy Grove, Illinois. He talks about his work and investment in a gold mine. Oliver left home in 1851 and went to California in the wake of the gold rush. He became a teamster on the rough trails around Placerville and Folson. He lost an arm after falling from a wagon, but he continued to work as a teamster.
Creator: Hickok, Oliver C.
Date: May 1, 1851
Item Number: 209343
Call Number: Hickok Family Coll. #806
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209343
Business and Industry - Mining and quarrying - Gold
Collections - Manuscript
Date - 1800-1854
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
Places - Other States - California
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters