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Jim Beckwourth

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"Jim Beckwourth was an African-American mountain man and frontier scout. He dressed in fringed buckskins and beaded moccasins; around his neck hung a pendant of a rifle bullet and two brightly colored oblong beads. Today, Jim Beckwourth is recognized as one of the great African-American pioneers in California history.
In 1850, Beckwourth discovered a pass through the northern Sierra that now bears his name. Because the route had excellent commercial possibilities, the citizens of Marysville agreed to pay him to build a toll road over the pass. He spent some of his own money completing the road and succeeded in safely guiding across the first party of immigrants." 248 pages, B&W photographs.

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