Voyage to California (16) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851


These were not times for the squeamish traveller, and the butchering aspect is a long way from what we’d expect, especially on a short journey or cruise these days.

The matter-of-fact manner in which he records these events illustrates the extent of his daily experiences and those of his fellow passengers – not to mention the everyday life in any community.

This is what make these anecdotes from the past such an extraordinary history as well as rich source of historical fact.

via Voyage to California (16) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851

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