THE GOLDEN TRAIL by Margery Evernden


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A historical novel of a Mexico to California trek and the founding of San Francisco during the days of the struggle to establish west coast missions. In 1775 during King Carlos' reign in Spain, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza set out from Mexico City at the orders of the Spanish viceroy. In a group of settlers is a young Ramon Morales who loves horses, adventure and honest bravery. Ramon has his trials when he loses his palomino, Golden; is falsely accused of robbery by the stern Lt. Moraga; must flee as a stowaway on a Monterey ship and be temporarily prevented from starting life in his new home of San Francisco. Vividly told, the story moves swiftly from Mexico through desert and mountains to the new city -- bringing the color of the old Spanish west along with it. Good supplementary reading

Pub Date: April 1st, 1952
Publisher: Random House