Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps (Pictorial Discovery Guide Series)
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Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps (Pictorial Discovery Guide Series)

by Philip Varney
     
 

No one knows ghosts towns—nor what ghost town lovers want to know about them—like Philip Varney. Tony Hillerman. Get ready for adventure as ghost town expert Philip Varney takes you on a tour of Northern California’s most fascinating historic mining camps and ghost towns. Ghost Towns of Northern California provides background on the Gold Rush of

Overview

No one knows ghosts towns—nor what ghost town lovers want to know about them—like Philip Varney. Tony Hillerman. Get ready for adventure as ghost town expert Philip Varney takes you on a tour of Northern California’s most fascinating historic mining camps and ghost towns. Ghost Towns of Northern California provides background on the Gold Rush of 1849 and later strikes, as well as comprehensive information on more than 50 towns and sites—from out-of-the-way Campo Seco and New Idria to popular sites such as Coloma and Bodie. Varney also covers ghost forts, Chinese fishing villages, and the famous "ghost prison" of Alcratraz. If you’re an armchair visitor, you’ll appreciate the rich color photographs and descriptive text that bring the region to life. With chapters arranged by region and tons of travel information and maps, visitors will find this pictorial guide makes traveling the area a breeze. John Drew is the photographer of Ghost Towns of Colorado; he and his wife Susan Drew have photographed ghost towns throughout the West.

Editorial Reviews

"No one," Tony Hillerman insists, "knows ghost towns...like Philip Varney." Indeed, this Tucson-based writer has become almost spectral as the author of books on abandoned western towns. In this volume, his engaging text is enhanced by 159 color photographs by John and Susan Drew and 13 maps designed to assist the adventurous reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896584426
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Pictorial Discovery Guide Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Long-time ghost-town hunter Philip Varney is the author of six ghost-town guides, including Ghost Towns of Colorado, Ghost Towns of Northern California, and Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine and frequently leads travel groups on ghost-town tours. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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