To California in '49
documents young George Q. Cannon's call to the California gold fields and his trials and travels along the way. Published jointly by Deseret Book Company and the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this important volume includes the verbatim reproduction of Cannon's journal and a wealth of photographs, maps, and explanatory notes. If you're interested in Church history or the history of the American West, you'll appreciate this first volume in The Journals of George Q. Cannon.
Scholars of historic trails and the American West have praised To California in '49 as an important contribution to our understanding of George Q. Cannon and his significance in Western American, Gold Rush, and Latter-day Saint history: