Tag: Philip Becher

Adventures of an English Gentleman in the Early American West: A Memoir of Philip Becher’s Experiences in San Francisco, Bakersfield, and Chico, California and Spokane, Washington in the late 1800s

Adventures of an English Gentleman in the Early American West: A Memoir of Philip Becher’s Experiences in San Francisco, Bakersfield, and Chico, California and Spokane, Washington in the late 1800s

| April 23, 2017

In 1876, Philip Tudor Becher left his wealthy British home in search of adventure. He spent the next several years doing various jobs in San Francisco, Bakersfield, and Chico, California where he found no lack of encounters with dangerous situations. His escapades range from almost getting shot by an angry boss and drunken landlord to […]

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