A Guide to the Gold Rush Country of California

A Guide to the Gold Rush Country of California

by Frank Lorey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634990257
Publisher: America Through Time
Publication date: 11/27/2017
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 813,144
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

FRANK LOREY is best known for his work on the History Channel's Wild West Tech show (2004-2005) as a guest star and writer, and HGTV's Sizzling Outdoor Kitchens (2007). Frank has also appeared as guest star on numerous PBS programs dealing with history, and has made appearances on the Fine Living network. He is the author of 15 books and over 530 magazine and journal articles.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 9

1 How it all Began 11

2 Mariposa County 29

3 Tuolumne County 42

4 Calaveras County 64

5 Amador County 76

6 El Dorado County 89

7 Placer County 106

8 Nevada County 114

9 Sierra County 127

10 Plumas County 135

11 Yuba County 144

12 Butte County 150

Appendix: 159

Historical Mining Methods 159

Golden Age of Gold Dredges 163

Bodie, California's Most Famous Ghost Town 167

Bibliography 174

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