Eastern Sierra Brides 1884

Pins related to the novelettes in the EASTERN SIERRA BRIDES 1884 series by Zina Abbott
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The Homestead Act of 1862 provided cheap farmland, better lives, and hope to American Citizens.  The Act gave 160 acres of land to the head of each family, as long as they agreed to farm the land for 5 years or pay $1.25 per acre.  The Transcontinental Railroad made it easier for settlers to move west across the continent and the Gold Rush, cheap farmland, and a better life gave those settlers reasons for the move.

theopenwest: “A Broadside from Buffalo, NY, 1872 (LOC) ” Millions of acres. Iowa and Nebraska. Land for sale on 10 years credit by the Burlington & Missouri River R. at 6 per ct interest and.

Upper Cathedral Lake, Yosemite National Park, USA by Marina Bass - Sunset over upper Cathedral lake in Yosemite National Park.

USA Travel Inspiration - Upper Cathedral Lake, Yosemite National Park, USA by Marina Bass - Sunset over upper Cathedral lake in Yosemite National Park.

The first female homesteader has been discovered by professional genealogist Gail Blankenau.  Read more about it here.  #genealogy #ancestry #women #history

Mary Myers was the first female homesteader; discovered by professional genealogist Gail Blankenau.

"Some day the whole city will burn up. There'll never be another Chinatown like this one, and you have its only picture record." - Will Irwin, friend of Arnold Genthe

Rare photos of San Francisco's Chinatown, before the earthquake

Shortly after arriving in California from Germany in Arnold Genthe began wandering the streets of Chinatown with a hidden camera, intent on recording the surviving vestiges of old-world traditions in this thriving ethnic enclave.

Chinese American children in school dress, Chicago, 1920. Chinese-American…

Chinese American children in school dress, Chicago, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, courtesy of Ruth Moy

Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance

Portrait of a Chinese Woman Standing. From NWMM exhibit: Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance.

Bodie park - California

Bodie park - California

This image is a picture of a Chinese merchant and his family. According to the California State Library of Sacramento, the only Chinese women who were allowed in America were Chinese merchant wives. Between 1882 and 1924, very few Chinese women lived in America for a very long period.

This image is a picture of a Chinese merchant and his family. According to the California State Library of Sacramento, the only Chinese women who were allowed in America were Chinese merchant wives. Between 1882 and 1924, very few Chinese women lived in America for a very long period.

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