The Bonanza Trail Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the West

By: Wolle, Muriel Sibell

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Unmarked, sticker wound on front top corner, wear on most corners and edges. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Over-sized paperback book. This is the story of the man who sought for gold, from California to the eastern rim of the Rocky Mountains. Mrs. Wolle writes colorfully of the unbelievable privations the men endured in penetrating the fastnesses of the high Sierra and the Rockies and in crossing the desert wastes of Arizona, Utah and Nevada; of the mines first discovered in New Mexico by Coronado and his men four centuries ago; and the first great rush that hit California in 1849. She follows the miners who poured in successive waves into the golden gulches of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, climbed to the deeper mines high in the mountains of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, and dared at last to penetrate the Indians' sacred Black Hills of South Dakota. It is doubtful of the vividness of this phase of history will ever fade for American readers. In personally following the trails of the pioneering prospectors, Mrs Wolle finds her excitement continually renewed, as she stumbles upon mute evidence of past bloodshed, lust and struggle. It is this excitement which Mrs. Wolle conveys to her readers both in the text and in the more than one hundred on-the-spot drawings which show the towns and town sites with the eye of the nostalgic lover of this picturesque and courageous part of our national heritage. A guide book for the adventurous, The Bonanza Trail will be attractive alike to travelers, American history enthusiasts and collectors of Americana. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 510 pages

Title: The Bonanza Trail Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the West

Author Name: Wolle, Muriel Sibell

Categories: Mining History,

Publisher: Chicago, The Swallow Press: 1953

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 26462