150 YEARS AGO: A Sketch of Nevada County, California, by Aaron A. Sargent; arranged and annotated by David A. Comstock


The author of this compact history was only 28 when he wrote it, barely eight years after gold was found at Sutter's Mill. He witnessed, or heard at one remove, most of the events described. Sargent was a journalist and lawyer who later served as Congressman, U.S. Senator and Minister to Germany.

32 pp. illus; paper $4.50