[California Gold Rush] 1858 Put's Golden Songster - Containing the Largest and Most Popular Collection of California Songs Ever Published. Written by: John A. Stone. Published by: D. E. Appleton & Co., San Francisco, California. 4" x 6". This early California Gold Rush publication was written for the 49er to "Relieve the tedium of a lonely cabin life." The author continues "I have endeavored to portray, as graphically as possible, life in California at a time when the restraints of society had to some extent become released." The booklet lists the lyrics to twenty-nine songs with titles like, "A Miners Meeting", "California Bank Robbers", California Stage Company", "I'm Sad and Lonely Here", "Sacramento Gals", "The Miner's Dream", "The Rowdy", and "You Won Don't Believe It". Of particular note is the section at the end titled "Mining Localities Peculiar to California" in which is listed all the California mining camps of the time including "Hell's Delight", "Gouge Eye", "Skunk Gulch", "Dead Man's Bar", "Loafer's Retreat", Murderer's Bar", "Nigger Hill", "Poker Flat", "Git-up and Git", "One Eye", and ninety more. Blue cover contains a mining scene with miners, cabins, sluice box and river. Cover is detached but intact with some chipping. An important early California Gold Rush piece.

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