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The Chilenos in the California Gold Rush By Carlos López Urritia
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A brief description of the Chilean emigration to California during the Gold Rush. Achievements an failures of the Chilean community during this period.
The Chilenos in the California Gold Rush By Carlos López Urritia
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A brief description of the Chilean emigration to California during the Gold Rush. Achievements an failures of the Chilean community during this period.
Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California By Captain F.S. Brereton
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Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California worked by Captain F.S. Brereton with illustrated by CYRUS CUNEO. This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may... More > contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.< Less
Gold Rush Minors By Cassy Ying
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Three kids find themselves "sent" to California along with some very comical yet exciting adventures.
Guns of the Gold Rush By Nick Sharrer
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The California Gold Rush ushered in a new chapter in the history of America. But this was also a large, often neglected, chapter in the history of the use of firearms, and the creation of what we... More > refer to today as “the Old West.” The promise of getting rich quick resulted in many people from many nationalities rushing to the state. Most of them were men at first, often leaving their wives back east if they were married. When you mix the conflicts and misunderstandings of people from different backgrounds with the bravado of youth, and a simultaneous advancement in the arms available (most notably the Colt Navy and the Colt Dragoon), you get a most turbulent and interesting period in history. This was an early chapter in the age of the gunfighter, even though the term would be used much later to describe this history.< Less
Guns of the Gold Rush By Nick Sharrer
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The California Gold Rush ushered in a new chapter in the history of America. But this was also a large, often neglected, chapter in the history of the use of firearms, and the creation of what we... More > refer to today as “the Old West.” The promise of getting rich quick resulted in many people from many nationalities rushing to the state. Most of them were men at first, often leaving their wives back east if they were married. When you mix the conflicts and misunderstandings of people from different backgrounds with the bravado of youth, and a simultaneous advancement in the arms available (most notably the Colt Navy and the Colt Dragoon), you get a most turbulent and interesting period in history. This was an early chapter in the age of the gunfighter, even though the term would be used much later to describe this history.< Less
Fiddletown from Gold Rush to Rediscovery By Elaine Zorbas
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FIDDLETOWN, a quintessential California mining town, began with an irreverent name, a large Chinese population, and high hopes for the future. Follow its colorful evolution, as it passed from its... More > glory days to a forgotten village to its rediscovery as a viticultural area and historic site.< Less
Walking in California: Poetry and Prose of a Gold Rush Descendent By g. e. claire
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In this poetry and prose collection, writer G. E. Westland, a life-long resident of Northern California and a descendent of Welsh immigrants who participated in the California Gold Rush, explores... More > what it means to claim California as native territory and to move within its special landscape and history.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less