Johnston - Legendary Truths
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:01PM
Jo Giessner

LEGENDARY TRUTHS Peter Lassen & His Gold Rush Trail in Fact & Fable

A must read for all California history buffs and California history teachers!

Obtain your copy at the Tehama County Museum, 275 C Street, Tehama, California. Located in beautiful Tehama City near the Sacramento River. Also near where Lassen's Trail ended at his beautiful Rancho Bosquejo (Vina). While at the museum, take in the Lassen Trail display and enjoy the other displays of artifacts. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m.

From the back cover:  "Reading the history of California and the gold rush, one continually encounters historic discrepancies and contradictions, especially about the character and ability of Peter Lassen, a prominent California pioneer, for who, the Lassen Trail, Lassen Peak, and Lassen Volcanic National Park were named. While prominent pioneers and military officers sought his company, advice, and guidance, others, including some disillusioned, trail-worn Argonauts and even some historians, denounced him and his achievement.

Working as a Park Ranger and Historian at Lassen National Park, Ken Johnston's curiosity was piqued and continued through twenty years of research that has led to this fascinating account of the life and legacy of Peter Lassen."

Kenneth L. Johnston, Klamath Falls, Oregon

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