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George H. Johnson
Sacramento's First Historian: Dr. John F. Morse
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
California State Library
Description from the California State Library website (Accessed: 1 July 2010):
Dr. Morse produced the first narrative history of the Gold Rush city for publication in Samuel Colville's The Sacramento Directory for the Year 1853-54. The physician observed: "Miners came to town freighted with bags of gold, which they stored away as indifferently as they did their hats and boots." Johnson was a pioneer Sacramento photographer.