William L. Manly

William Lewis Manly (April 6, 1820 – February 5, 1903) was an American pioneer of the mid-19th century. He was first a fur hunter, a guide of westward bound caravans, a seeker of gold, and then a farmer and writer in his later years.

He wrote an autobiography, first published with the title ''From Vermont to California'', then a second edition with the title ''Death Valley in '49'', that tells of the pioneer experience in the Far West, in particular the 1848 California Gold Rush. Provided by Wikipedia
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