Pioneer Governors: Henry Haight 1871-1875

Henry Haight California’s 10th governor was just 13 when he enrolled in the prestigious Rochester Collegiate Institute, and graduated with high honors from Yale University at age 19. He went to work for his father Fletcher Haight, an attorney in St. Louis, Continue reading Pioneer Governors: Henry Haight 1871-1875

California Governors: John Bigler, 1852 – 1856

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California’s third governor was a Pennsylvania native and self-educated lawyer who came west in 1849 with thousands of others during the Gold Rush and settled in Sacramento, where his kindness and selfless aid to sufferers during the 1850 cholera epidemic was Continue reading California Governors: John Bigler, 1852 – 1856