A Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors of the Old West / Edition 1

A Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors of the Old West / Edition 1

by Chris Enss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0762743727

ISBN-13: 9780762743728

Pub. Date: 07/17/2008

Publisher: TwoDot

During the gold rush, women worked alongside men panning and digging for gold and silver in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska. While many books have been written about the frontier women who ran brothels and boarding houses in mining towns, none have told the true stories of ladies who labored as hard as men out in the mines. A

…  See more details below

Overview

During the gold rush, women worked alongside men panning and digging for gold and silver in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska. While many books have been written about the frontier women who ran brothels and boarding houses in mining towns, none have told the true stories of ladies who labored as hard as men out in the mines. A wonderful collection of true Americana, this book includes archival photographs of lady miners as well as the mines and boomtowns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762743728
Publisher:
TwoDot
Publication date:
07/17/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
998,069
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     vii
Queen of the Matchless Mine   Baby Doe Tabor     1
Founder of the Ellendale Mines   Ellen Nay     19
Miner on the Feather River   Dame Shirley     30
Toughest of the Lady Sourdoughs   Nellie Cashman     40
Prospector at the Golden Empire Mine   Gertrude Peckwith     53
Founder of the Coaldale Mining Company   Frances Williams     61
Prospector in the Silver Peak Mountains   Lillian Malcolm     73
Owner/Operator of the Juanita Mine   Josie Pearl     82
Miner at Colorado's Pikes Peak   Charley Hatfield     96
Miner Bride of the Klondike   Ethel Berry     107
Miner on Candle Creek   Frances Allen Noyes     115
Nevada's Copper Mining Queen   Ferminia Sarras     126
Glossary of Mining Terms     132
Bibliography     136
Index     145

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >