Alexander Van Valen Diary, 1849-1850
About the Project
Have you wondered what it was like to be part of the California Gold Rush? Go back to 1849 and join Alexander Van Valen where he starts off in New York, traveling by ship south down around the tip of South America and then north to San Francisco. You can be a part of this historic trip by helping us transcribe Van Valen's diary and follow his travels starting today.