Please join us on May 9th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading room for an author talk with Margaret Casteline Bowen, co-author of Jersey Gold: The Newark Overland Company’s Trek to California, 1849.
Margaret Casterline Bowen began this research that eventually became this book as she looked into the genealogy on the Casterline side of her family. Because of the research and what was found you will hear about the New Jersey pioneers who traveled overland to California in search of gold. This fascinating story will tell of this group’s search for fortune from the Oregon- California Trail to Independence, Missouri, which at times turned into heartbreak. These Jersey men were driven by money, touched by personal scandal and tragedy, and associated with progressive women. Follow the lives of the significant participants as they become wrapped in the spectrum of events that shaped the nineteenth century from the chaos of the Civil War to the throes of the Industrial Revolution.
All are welcome to this free program. An RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.