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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743728
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Enss

Chris Enss is an award-winning screen writer who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies. Her research and writing and reveals the funny, touching, exciting, and tragic stories of historical and contemporary times.Enss has done everything from stand-up comedy to working as a stunt person at the Old Tucson Movie Studio. She learned the basics of writing for film and television at the University of Arizona, and she is currently working with Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian on the movie version of The Cowboy and the Senorita, their biography of western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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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
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