View of Boston Ravine, Grass Valley, California.
From Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1852.
We present above a characteristic California view, from an original and authentic drawing taken
for us on the spot. It is a sample of the rough homes of thousands of our friends, who have left
comforts and happy firesides in New England to seek gold in the valley of the Sacramento. The
artist has forgotten to sketch any graves in the picture, but how many thousands who have gone
thither, buoyant with hope and expectations, have done so only to find the stranger's grave. Yet
the tide of emigration seems in no way abated. Gold still lures on the seeker to early death!