Mrs. Elitha C. Wilder, of Sacramento county, residing on her fine homestead ranch a few miles southeast of Franklin, is a pioneer of the pioneers. Identified as a member with one of the most ill-fated parties that ever crossed the plains and great American desert on their way to the Pacific coast, she arrived in this state, a mere girl in years, when California was yet a possession of Mexico and a year or so before the discovery of gold set all the world agog over this new Eldorado of the west. For nearly sixty years she has lived in the beautiful country of california and in many respects her record and history are unique among California women.
Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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