Gold Mines in North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Gold Mines in North Carolina (Images of America Series)

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by John Hairr, Joey Powell
     
 

The first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The 17-pound nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured out what the strange rock was. This chance discovery set off the first gold rush in the nation's history. For more than a

Overview


The first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The 17-pound nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured out what the strange rock was. This chance discovery set off the first gold rush in the nation's history. For more than a century, men extracted gold from the rolling hills and valleys of the North Carolina piedmont, as well as from the high peaks and rugged mountains of the western part of the state. Prior to the California Gold Rush of 1849, North Carolina led the nation in production of this precious metal and was the largest gold-producing state in the South well into the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517360
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,084,041
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Award-winning author John Hairr and Joey Powell have teamed up to create an exciting visual tour that leads readers from Nash County in the east to Cherokee County in the west. Gold Mines in North Carolina explores some of the more famous mines, such as Reed Gold Mine, which is now a state historic site visited by thousands annually; the Rudisill Gold Mine in what is now downtown Charlotte; and Gold Hill in Rowan County.

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Gold Mines in North Carolina (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RUBY726 More than 1 year ago
our family read it and ven a few of our friends, my husband is into gold mining and it was a gft I bought him that we all enjoyed.