Rites of passage among the forty-niners, which involved confronting the enormity of a wilderness and the hazards of luck, were know as "seeing the elephant". Few prospectors failed to "see the elephant"; indeed, many had a good look while still crossing the plains. Thus fortunes wring from the hills and valleys of Yuba and Sutter counties would lead to the founding of dynasties and towns, enhance or destroy families, and make fools of many. change In Harmony traces the vicissitudes of these gold seekers and empire builders, the like of the ambitious and extravagant Captain John Sutter and the prodigiously resourceful Sam Brennan. The scenarios of many extraordinary lives were played out against this region of the American west, with its flooding rivers and shifting migrations. Author Marjorie Gordon artfully engages the reader in their stories, including glimpses into the indigenous culture of the Maidu. From native caretakers of the region's natural beauty to survivors of the Donner Party to overcomes of gold fever, Changes in harmony chronicles the remarkable courage and resilience of the people of Yuba and Sutter counties. A special chapter, "Partners in Progress", highlights the area's businesses and organizations that have adapted this strenuous spirit to current challenges. In these pages, business biographer Neisha Chase demonstrates the continuing attractiveness of the region to enterprise. Over 100 illustrations are fully orchestrated with the text to amplify a=the drama of its setting as modulated by rivers and foothills. These illustrations include a score of contemporary photos in resplendent color. Changes in Harmony: An Illustrated History of Yuba and Sutter Counties celebrates the heritage of the region in all its varied melodies and rich resonance. It is a volume to be applauded by longtime resident, newcomer and history buff alike.
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Book Description Windsor Publications, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Windsor Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 11.3 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches. Pristine condition, unmarked. Profusely illustrated with period and contemporary photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 000406
Book Description Windsor Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0897812328
Book Description Windsor Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0897812328
Book Description Windsor Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110897812328