Title:Eli B. Prater letters: to his family, 1857-1890
Creator/Contributor:Prater, Eli B., creator
Letters written from Sierra, Kern, and Tuolumne Counties to his family in the East, concerning conditions and life in California
mining country and various jobs he held. Letter of l882 from Tuolumne speaks of poor prospects in mining due to drought and
a series of lawsuits initiated by farmers in valley who objected to pollution of streams and farmland from mine tailings,
comments on local agriculture, and describes Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
Mines and mineral resources -- California
Agriculture -- California
Water -- Pollution -- California -- Tuolumne County
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel
Yosemite Valley (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Tuolumne County (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Sierra County (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Kern County (Calif.) -- Description and travel
5 letters (1 portfolio).
BANC MSS 81/98 c