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Volume 1 Number 6 DECEMBER 1856
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, Published Monthly, Price 25 Cents
Pages 241-285
Main Story:
Commercial pack trains in the Sierra Nevada began operating during the California “Gold Rush” days. There were no roads into the mountains where miners were pursuing GOLD. Owners of valley stores, livery stables etc. hired independent commercial packing companies to transport the needed machinery, supplies and merchandise to these remote areas. Trains or strings of pack mules led by arrierros or muleteers (packers) transported these supplies over narrow, rocky and winding trails to the mining camps and towns.
This story covers quantity of freight packed 2oo hundred tons weekly, with 4o to fifty mules in a train, mostly Mexican, carrying 300 to 350 pounds each, traveling 25 to 35 miles per day, covering feeding and watering habits, average life spans, differences in Mexican & American mules, the business of mule packing, problems of freight, weather conditions, load balancing, losses, errors and the dangers told in a first person basis. Story covers pages 241-249 with illustrations.
Check contents at
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/hutchings_california_magazine/06.pdf
Rare, Good copy but missing back cover with minor foxing with archival backing in archival envelope.

Volume 1Number 8 FEBRUARY 1857
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, Published Monthly, Price 25 Cents
Pages 338-383
Main Story:
With the discovery of gold and visions of riches, the world in California story covers the Indian, the Pioneer, the Miner, the Englishman, the Irishman, the Jew, the Negro, the Hybrid and the Sandwich Islander immigration. Covers pages 338-346 with illustrations.
Check contents at
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/hutchings_california_magazine/08.pdf
Rare, Good copy, torn front page, missing back cover with minor foxing with archival backing in archival envelope.

Volume 1Number 9 MARCH 1857
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, Published Monthly, Price 25 Cents
Pages 385-431
Main Story:
With the discovery of gold and visions of riches, the world in California story covers Chinese, Chilian, Hindo, Mexican, German, Russian, Italians and Loafers immigration. Covers pages 385-392 with illustrations.
Check contents at
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/hutchings_california_magazine/09.pdf
Rare, Good copy, complete with minor foxing with archival backing in archival envelope.

Volume 3Number 30 DECEMBER 1858
HUTCHINGS’ CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, Published Monthly, Price 25 Cents
Pages 241-288
Main Story:
Traveling from San Francisco to one Corner of Mexico to include preparations, wardrobe regarding coat, hat, boots, climate Covers pages 241-252 with illustrations.
Check contents at
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/hutchings_california_magazine/30.pdf
Rare, Good copy, complete with minor foxing with archival backing in archival envelope.

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