Rancho Final Destination: From Tulip Fields to Gold Fields

Rancho Final Destination: From Tulip Fields to Gold Fields

by Kenneth M. Holtzclaw
     
 

This story takes place during the Gold Rush area of the mid-1850s. It begins in Holland when two young men, Hans and Johann, working in the tulip fields hear the news of the gold discovery in California and become interested in joining in on the rush to reach California and explore for gold. Prior to hearing about the gold discovery, they had contemplated traveling…  See more details below

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This story takes place during the Gold Rush area of the mid-1850s. It begins in Holland when two young men, Hans and Johann, working in the tulip fields hear the news of the gold discovery in California and become interested in joining in on the rush to reach California and explore for gold. Prior to hearing about the gold discovery, they had contemplated traveling the world for adventure, but now decided to begin this adventure by heading for California and joining the gold seekers, making enough money so they could later have the means to travel more extensively. They eventually reach Illinois by Sail ship and train and team up with a wealthy farm owner, Tom Kelley, who wants to join a covered wagon train to travel across the states to California and reach the gold mines and mine for gold, but needs some help in doing so. They travel across country together, eventually reaching the El Dorado gold fields, where they become quite wealthy mining for gold. They use there funds well, and the final years of their lives are rewarded with great a great reward.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456523206
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Holtzclaw is a native Californian who retired from the University of California at Riverside, California as a Research Associate. After retirement he and his wife Margaret moved to Banning, California and are living at the Sun Lakes Country Club there He writing about the history of that area. Since then he has written a number of books, some published by Arcadia Publishing.

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