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G E Withington

 (born 1826)
G. E. Withington was active/lived in California.  

Biography   G. E. Withington

Born in Centre County, PA in 1826. "Ed" Withington came across the plains to California in 1849. His attempts at gold mining failed so he settled in Nevada City as a sign and carriage painter. His drawing of the town was lithographed and published in 1850. He was elected a town trustee in 1859, owner of a dance hall and a mine on Banner Mountain, and active in Nevada City until 1880. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1859.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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