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SOLDIER JOKER By Richard Paskowitz
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George Horatio Derby was a soldier, cartographer, humorist, engineer, and practical joker. He surveyed the Sacramento Valley, the Tulare Valley, San Diego Harbor, the mouth of the Colorado River. His... More > humor concepts were used and "expanded" by Mark Twain. He knew and interacted with General Winfield Scott,Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and William Tecumseh Sherman. He was a classmate of George Pickett, George McClellan, and Stonewall Jackson.< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE 1849 SURVEYS By Richard Paskowitz
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George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) aka John Q.Phoenix, aka Squibob Lieutenant Topographical Engineers of the United States Army. He surveyed and mapped the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys in 1849.... More > This volume combines Derby's cartographic and literary skills (his "day" job). Derby observed and described first hand the events, people, and places of the early California Gold Rush. He surveyed Camp Far West, described Sutter's Hock Farm, stayed at Johnson's Crossing, and stood on the North Butte of the Sutter Buttes. He was at Coloma, Jamestown, Mormon's Island, Cordua Bar, and Rose Bar in 1849 and illustrated the gold mining process as it was occuring. He mapped the courses of the Feather,Yuba, Bear, and Sacramento Rivers. He viewed and described the emigrants in 1849 as they arrived in California. His humorous writings as John Phoenix and Squibob were based on first hand experiences surveying the Yuba-Sutter area.(This was ten years before Mark Twain arrived in California.)< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE CARTOONS By Richard Paskowitz
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George Horatio Derby was a soldier, a cartographer,a humorist, and an artist. This book is a compilation of cartoons depicting Derby art (aka Squibob, aka John Phoenix) Many of the drawings are... More > Derby's. Some drawings are done by others. All celebrate the talent of George Horatio Derby (1823-1861)< Less
Cruise of the Invincible by Lt. Derby By Richard Paskowitz & Cheryl O'Malley
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George Horatio Derby's exploration and mapping of the mouth of the Colorado River. His journal and his report of his adventure in 1850-1851. This is the first publication of the journal in Derby's... More > handwriting.< Less

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