Sarah A. Bowman
Sarah A. Bowman (c. 1813 – December 22, 1866) was an American innkeeper, restaurateur, and madam. Nicknamed "The Great Western", she gained fame, and the title "Heroine of Fort Brown", as a cam...
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Samuel Lahm
Samuel Lahm (April 22, 1812 – June 16, 1876) was a lawyer, politician, and U.S. Representative from Ohio.He was the father of Frank Samuel Lahm, a noted expatriate and pioneer balloonist, and t...
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Edward Gilbert
Edward Gilbert (circa 1819—August 2, 1852) was a Democratic California Politician. He was elected in November 1849 at-large as one of California's first two Representatives in the 31st Congress he was...
Joseph Marshall Walker
Joseph Marshall Walker (July 1, 1784 – January 20, 1856) was a Louisiana soldier and politician. He was the 13th Governor of Louisiana, from 1850-1853.Walker was born to an English father and a French...
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Jonathan Temple
Jonathan Temple (August 14, 1796 – May 31, 1866) came to Los Angeles in 1828 and became a large landowner, cattle rancher and one of the area's wealthiest citizens.
Jonathan (also known as D...
Lewis Armistead
Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, 1817 – July 5, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. On...
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Dennis Gahagan
Dennis Gahagan (born c.1817–) was an immigrant in the Mexican Pueblo de San Diego in territorial California, and early settler in the City of San Diego in the new U.S. state of California.
D...
James Patton Anderson
James Patton Anderson (February 16, 1822 – September 20, 1872) was an American physician, lawyer, and politician, most notably serving as a United States Congressman from the Washington Territory, a M...
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John David Albert
John David Albert (1806 – April 24, 1899) was a mountain man born in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was orphaned in 1812 around the age of seven. His father died in the War of 1812 and his mother soon after...
Kit Carson
Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman. The few paying jobs he had during his lifetime included mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, ...
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Boyle-Workman family
The Boyle-Workman family relates to the pioneer interconnected Boyle and Workman families that were prominent in: the history of colonial Pueblo de Los Angeles and American Los Angeles; the Los Angele...
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Peter H. Allabach
Peter Hollingshead Allabach (September 9, 1824 - February 11, 1892) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Allabach was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and attended the...
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Jim Savage
Jim Savage or James D. Savage, (1817–1852) was a California pioneer. He was a 49er, businessman, American soldier in the Mexican American War, and commander of the California Militia, Mariposa Battali...
William P. Richardson
William Pitt Richardson (May 25, 1824 - August 4, 1886) was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio, USA. He was Ohio Attorney General in 1865.Richardson was born on May 25, 1824, at Washington...
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Thomas Tate Tobin
Tom Tobin (1823 – 1904) was an American adventurer, tracker, trapper, mountain man, guide, US Army scout, and occasional bounty hunter. Tobin explored much of southern Colorado, including the Pu...
Richard King (Texas)
Richard King (July 10, 1824 New York City – April 14, 1885, San Antonio, Texas) was a riverboat captain, entrepreneur, and most notably, the founder of the King Ranch in South Texas, which at th...
George T. Anderson
George Thomas Anderson (February 3, 1824 – April 4, 1901) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Nicknamed "Tige," Anderson was noted as one of Robert E. Lee...
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Harvey A. Allen
Harvey Abner Allen (October 17, 1818 - September 20, 1882) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the fourth commander of the Department of Alaska, from September 20, 1871 to January 3...
Pierson B. Reading
Pierson Barton Reading (November 26, 1816 – May 29, 1868) (also referred to as Pearson, and as Parson) was a California pioneer.
Pierson B. Reading, was born in New Jersey. He came across country...
Aaron V. Brown
Aaron Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 – March 8, 1859) was an American politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his deat...
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Andrew Jackson Sowell
Andrew Jackson Sowell (June 27, 1815 – January 4, 1883) was a lifelong soldier and farmer in the 19th-century. He was a participant in the Texas Revolution and a survivor of the siege of the Ala...
Battle of San Pasqual
The Battle of San Pasqual, also spelled San Pascual, was a military encounter that occurred during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San Pasqual Valley community of the city of San Diego, Ca...
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Edward Turner Bale
Edward Turner Bale (1810 – October 9, 1849) was an English immigrant physician who built the Bale Grist Mill in Napa County, California.
He arrived from England in Monterey, California in 1837 on ...
Fur trade
The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal fur. Since the establishment of a world fur market in the early modern period, furs of boreal, polar and cold temper...
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Workman-Temple family
The Workman-Temple family relates to the pioneer interconnected Workman and Temple families that were prominent in: the history of colonial Pueblo de Los Angeles and American Los Angeles; the Los Ange...
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Samuel Read Anderson
Samuel Read Anderson (February 17, 1804 – January 2, 1883) was an American businessman and military officer in two wars. He was the Postmaster of Nashville, Tennessee, from 1853 until 1861 and t...
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