Remi Nadeau (III) is a grandson of Remi Nadeau, an early French-Canadian emigrant to Los Angeles. In 1861, Nadeau established the first mule-team freight transportation service crossing the Mojave Desert to serve mining areas such as Cerro Gordo and Calico. After the railroads put mule-team freight companies out of business, Nadeau turned to other ventures in the Los Angeles area, including a beet sugar refinery and a hotel.
Several of the books by historian Remi Nadeau recount the history of the early California mining days and of early Southern California, among other subjects.
^ abJONATHAN KIRSCH (October 3, 2001). "Poignant Images From Sagebrush Country". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-01-11. The California Gold Rush ..."On doors and counters, the posted notice 'G.T.C.' meant only one thing," wrote historian Remi Nadeau, "Gone to California."
^Gudde, Erwin G. (1949–1969). California Place Names. Berkeley, California: UC Press. p. 217. ISBN0520015746.