Titus Hale was born on February 2, 1834 in Missouri and arrived with his father and others in California on September 1, 1849.
A month later they arrived at Lawson where his company separated. Titus and his father, Israel Foote Hale went onto Sacramento
where Titus sold nuts and eventually pies, cakes as well. It was during this time he met F.A. Hihn of Santa Cruz who was peddling
candy. Sacramento flooded during the winter of 1849-50 and the Hales took refuge on the brig "Toronto". But the flood used
up their capital and he and his father moved onto Georgetown, eventually settling in Oregon Canyon. There Titus established
a claim and was able to send $600 home to Missouri. After digging out that claim they worked their way around Gold Country,
ending up in San Francisco for a few days in 1851 before returning to Missouri.
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