Ancestry.com. Caroline Churchill, California Travel Letters, 1874-80 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data:
Library of Congress. California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900. Volume 92. [database on-line] Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1999. Churchill, Caroline M. Nichols. Over the Purple Hills. Denver: C.M. Churchill, 1881.
Moving from Chicago to California in 1870, Caroline Churchill traveled extensively throughout the state between her arrival and 1873. This database is a continuation of the California Narratives: Travel Letter, 1870-1873. It is a collection of letters penned by Churchill regarding her experiences in the West. Originally published in 1881, it contains valuable descriptions of her trip from San Francisco to Stockton, Napa, and Lake Tahoe. Additionally, she details her visits to Yosemite Valley and Salt Lake City, Utah. For researchers trying to understand some of the larger cities of the region in the late 1870s, this can be an informative database.