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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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20              Youth's Golden Gleam
were upwards of twenty steamers at the landing last night loading and discharging with great activity.
5-The newspaper files of March and April, 1849, disclose evidence of the enterprise of Irwin & Foster, when they won out over obstacles. It was the time when the entire country was wild with the fever of California gold. Cincinnati, as an important transporta­tion center, watched thousands of emigrants passing through by wagon, train and boat. A new steamboat had been built at Cincinnati and this the firm of Irwin & Foster took over for a purpose they advertised in the news­papers throughout March, 1849, as follows:30
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA EMIGRANTS
The fine steamer WEBSTER, Captain Robert Getty, will leave on or about the 15th instant for Inde­pendence > Missouri^ direct. The Mis­souri river is free from ice and in fine navigable order. As the Webster is in all respects a first-class steamer, af­fording unsurpassed accommodation, we feel no hesitation in recommend­ing her to the travelling public and especially to persons bound to Cali-







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