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"The Golden Highway, Highway 49, Volume II," researched and compiled by Jody and Ric Hornor; 19th Century Books; $22.95

Modesto Bee 08/26/07

"The Golden Highway, Highway 49, Volume II," reflects California's rich history in the 19th century.

Culled from 5,000 pages of primary source documents, the deeds and experiences of the people who came to California before and after the discovery of gold in 1848 are told in their own words and in the colorful language of the times.

The images in the 296-page book were carefully restored, providing further illustration of the hardships pioneers suffered and the camaraderies that sustained them.

The book follows life along the southern portion of Highway 49 (Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties) and the cities, towns and areas served by the roadway.

This is the fourth book in the series, which also includes "The Golden Highway, Highway 49, Volume I," "The Golden Corridor" (covering the area from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe) and "The Golden Quest" (covering Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada).

The books are available in most Raley's supermarkets, bookstores, museum stores and online at or by calling 800-989-8112.

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