Bonanza West: The Story of the Western Mining Rushes, 1848-1900

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press

Gold fever swept through young America with electrifying swiftness, and seemingly content citizens abandoned their settled lives to travel to the gold fields in the hope of striking it rich. This is the classic work on the gold discoveries at Sutter's Mill, the Comstock Lode, the Klondike and other western gold rushes.

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Overview


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press

Gold fever swept through young America with electrifying swiftness, and seemingly content citizens abandoned their settled lives to travel to the gold fields in the hope of striking it rich. This is the classic work on the gold discoveries at Sutter's Mill, the Comstock Lode, the Klondike and other western gold rushes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893011161
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1963
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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William S. Greever was a professor of history at the University of Idaho from 1949 to 1982, and head of its history department from 1956-1982. Greever did research for the book when he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1958. 
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Rush to California 3
2 California Mines 36
3 California Miners 55
4 The Discovery of the Comstock Lode 87
5 The Development of the Comstock Lode 110
6 Life in the Nevada Mines 131
7 Early Days in Colorado 157
8 Leadville, Creede, and Cripple Creek 183
9 Montana Gold and Silver 215
10 Butte Copper 238
11 Idaho Mines of the Sixties and Seventies 257
12 The Coeur d'Alene Labor Troubles 274
13 The Black Hills: Indians and Gold 286
14 The Black Hills: Deadwood and Lead 306
15 The Klondike Rush 331
16 Klondike Developments 357
17 "Gold Is Where You Find It" 384
Bibliography 391
Index 405
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