The Eldorado that Bayard Taylor imagined in his youthful poetry was not half so fabulous as the California he finally saw in the historical year of 1849. He joined the flood of Forty-niners, not as a fortune-seeker but as a journalist, sailing from New York on a crowded steamer. The sight of San Francisco dazzled him: the simmering mountains and water and air, the few hundred houses that seemed to multiply before his very eyes, and the streets teeming with people "of a diverse and bizarre character." Real estate was booming, and fortunes were being made, lost, and remade in two months. Before Taylor returned to New York via Mexico in 1850 he would tour the missions, mining camps, and scattered ranches farther inland; note the agricultural potential of the valleys; and talk with the overland emigrants. Taking the feverish pulse of a pitched-together society, he would, like everyone else, be changed by California.
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Bayard Taylor holds an M.Div. with an emphasis in cross-cultural studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He spent four years working with Campus Crusade for Christ and currently is Senior Editor of Biblical and Theological Issues at Gospel Light/Regal Books. Bayard has also edited such bestselling books as So What's the Difference? by Fritz Ridenour and Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns.
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. New in original shrinkwrap. Introduction by Robert Glass Cleland. 375 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 005932
Book Description Bison Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0803294131
Book Description Bison Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0803294131