Mining in the Old West

Mining in the Old West

by Sandor Demlinger
     
 

The 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in northern California set off a mining explosion that greatly hastened the development of the American West. This new book gathers historic photographs of mining in the Old West, from "panning" for gold in the waters of California to deep mining throughout the Western Territorities. The photos capture the lives of miners… See more details below

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The 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in northern California set off a mining explosion that greatly hastened the development of the American West. This new book gathers historic photographs of mining in the Old West, from "panning" for gold in the waters of California to deep mining throughout the Western Territorities. The photos capture the lives of miners and the tent cities and early towns that grew up around the mines. What is captured is the stuff of which legends were made: the old saloons, wooden sidewalks, and dirt streets. Reader look the old miners in the eye where the harshness of their lives is etched. They also see the places where they worked: the makeshift mining operations rising on mountainsides just out of town, in deep shafts, with tools and machinery designed to mine the precious ore. With 300 vintage images and maps, this is a treasure trove for historians, Old West aficianados, and lovers of old photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764323546
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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