Friday, September 28, 2007

California Emigrant Association

From: "Larry Mullaly"

I recently came across a telegraph from the California Emigrant Association to the Department of Interior dated August 26, 1868.

This group was active in the early 1870s and I believe is generally considered a CP-sponsored venture to encourage more immigrant traffic to the west, but I am surprised to see it functioning at this earlier date.

The members of its Executive Committee are listed as

Jas. G. Eastland
John A. McClellan
A. Hayward
JM McDonald
Thomas E. Farish
J.O. Rountze
George Hearst

Hearst at least was part of Stanford's circle of friends.

—Larry Mullaly