Author Archives: Peter Blodgett

Peter Blodgett is the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History at The Huntington.

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Posted on Aug. 19, 2020 by Peter Blodgett
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In January of 1851, John R. Fitch, a gold prospector, penned these words to his brother: "The wear and tear of the mines is very great." ...
Posted on May. 8, 2019 by Peter Blodgett
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It has been 150 years since eastbound and westbound railroad tracks first met at Utah's Promontory Summit, the culmination of many years of planning ...

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Sep. 16, 2020 by Giovana Romano Sanchez
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Hear and Now is a new podcast that connects the incomparable library, art, and botanical collections at The Huntington with the wider world ...
Sep. 10, 2020 by Steve Hindle
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In a normal year, nearly 2,000 scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and the history of science, technology, and medicine would be conducting academic research ...
Sep. 8, 2020 by William Deverell
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The catastrophic Creek Fire, burning out of control in the Sierra Nevada Mountains north of Fresno, is but one of hundreds of fires ...

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