Horace Greeley arrives in Sacramento on his tour of the West
Horace Greeley arrived in Sacramento, California for a thirteen hour visit, twelve weeks after he had left New York City on May 9, 1859. He then made his way to San Francisco where he took ship for his return to New York. His travels were recorded famously in his letters to the New York Tribune and he wrote a book on his travels soon after he returned. (By John Osborne)
James Parton, The Life of Horace Greeley from his Birth to the Present Time (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889), 429.