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  • Pierson Barton Reading

    Pierson B. Reading, was born in New Jersey. He came across country to California with Samuel J. Hensley as a member of the Chiles-Walker party in 1843. In 1844, Reading entered the service of General Sutter as a clerk, explorer, and chief of trappers. He …

  • George Hearst

    George Hearst (b. Sep 1820) is described as "almost illiterateā€ and having a taste for poker, bourbon and tobacco. He has an interest in books, but can barely read. His manner and dress were often described as rough, disheveled, and crude, as he appeared …

  • Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

    Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (b. February 11, 1805) is an explorer, guide, fur trapper trader, military scout, alcalde, gold prospector and hotel operator. He speaks English, French and Shoshone with native fluency - and can speak German and Spanish and …