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From the Desk of Truckee's C. F. McGlashan
From the Desk of Truckee's C F McGlashan Author:M. Nona McGlashan The view from Charles Fayette McGlashan's Desk will astound you. A man of broad interests and activities, McGlashan occupies a prominent place in the history of Truckee, California. His own words form the best possible introduction to one of Truckee's most well-known residents. Across time and subject, McGlashan offers great insight into Cali... more »fornia life in the late 1800s.
As an active lawyer and legistlator, McGlashan developed the skills necessary to defend his opinion on the position of the Breen cabin near Donner Lake to the Native Sons of the American West. As a newspaper editor, he wrote fiery investigations into questions such as the massacre of an emigrant party in Utah that had gone unexplained for over twenty years.
In 1878 McGlashan began his most famous work, The History of the Donner Party, which was the first book to accurately and compassionately tell the story of the Donner Party's winter ordeal.« less