Wm Brunt Recollects His Trip to California in 1852

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 27, no. 4, p. 27, col. 2



Trenton members will not soon forget the tales told by Mr. Wm. Brunt of his perilous trip over the Continent to California in 1852, and his return by Nicaragua five years later. Mr. Brunt does not make much of it, but he saw the first locomotive started in Staffordshire, and the first one moved in California. He was with the men who inaugurated the free school system of California, and came to New York on the "Star of the West," the first vessel fired on by the guns of Fort Sumter. He varied experience of thirty-six years in this country was finished in Washington in the year 1888 by the discovery that "molasses is nothink' but common treacle after al."


Keywords:William Brunt Pottery Company : William Brunt and Company
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Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 29, 2008 by: David Wiecek;