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Updated: August 21, 2009 

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Beckworth, James Pierson
Extensive Biography of the African American explorer.
http://www.beckwourth.org/

Brannan, Samuel, PBS
Short biographical sketch of the famous ex-Mormon opportunist.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/brannan.htm

Carson, Kit, PBS
As John C. Fremont's guide, he played a minor role in California during the 1846-48 Mexican-American War.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/carson.htm

Crocker, Charles, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/crocker.htm

Crook, George, PBS
Short biographical sketch of the controversial Indian fighter who began his military career in northern California.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/crook.htm

Eaton, Fred, PBS
Short biographical sketch of the Los Angeles water magnet.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/d_h/eaton.htm

Fleming, Thomas, Museum of the City of San Francisco
"Good Soldier" Of San Francisco’s Black Press
http://www.sfmuseum.org/sunreporter/fleming.html

Kearney, Denis, PBS
Leader of the Workingmen's Party in California during the late 1870's.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/kearney.htm

London, Jack, Collection, UC Berkeley & Sonoma State
Materials that reflect on the life and influence of one of turn-of-the-century America's most enduring authors.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/

Marshall, James, PBS
Short biographical sketch of the man who first discovered gold on the American River.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/marshall.htm

Muir, John, Sierra Club
Extensive site on the famous photographer and naturalist.
http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/

Mulholland, William, PBS
Short biographical sketch of the Los Angeles water magnet.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/mulholland.htm

Norton, Joshua A. , PBS
Self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States & Protector of Mexico.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/norton.htm

Reagan, Ronald, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reagan/index.html

Serra, Junipero, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/serra.htm

Stanford, Leland, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/stanford.htm

Strauss, Levi, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/strauss.htm

Sutter, John A., PBS
A short biographical sketch of the failed, frontier entrepreneur.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sutter.htm

Twain, Mark, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/marktwain.htm

Vallejo, Mariano, PBS
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/vallejo.htm


Various Biographies, Virtual museum of the City of San Francisco
http://www.sfmuseum.net/hist1/index1.html


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