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Philippa's Gold By Jennifer Patton
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After a tragic loss, Philadelphia artist Philippa Stuart Sutter must decide whether to return to the safety of her parents’ home or forge a new life in San Francisco during the Gold Rush... More > period. Her passion for her art inspires her to blaze a new frontier, yet supporters of her striking painting technique are not always loyal. She discovers that shadow and light are easier to define on canvas than in life. Laden with rich characters engaged in stimulating encounters, Philippa’s Gold is a lively story that depicts the enthusiasm and struggles felt by fortune seekers in Northern California during the 1850s. Molly Gorman seamlessly weaves in intriguing interactions with historical figures such as John Sutter, Collis Huntington and William Tecumseh Sherman to help color Phillippa’s self discoveries.< Less
Carrasco's Gold By G. Allen Clark
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From the 16th to the 19th century, Colorado was a major pathway for Spanish gold caravans. In the 1700's a transport led by Carrasco Rodriguez carried 12 chests of gold coins from Santa Fe New... More > Mexico to Florida. They got as far as southern Colorado, never to be heard from again. From the 1850’s through the Civil War, Colorado experienced another form of gold rush in the form of mining in the mountain boomtowns of Blackhawk, Cripple Creek and Leadville. By mid-war however, the Confederacy’s coffers were empty and a desperate plan to raid the goldfields of Colorado was hatched by men looking to keep a desperate cause alive. How did these seemingly unrelated eras interrelate? Vince Roberts is about to find out. When he rescues the daughter of a former Gunny Sergeant whose family history goes back to the civil war, Vince embarks on a risky journey. His life of freedom also comes into question as he realizes he may have found what he’s been seeking if only he can avoid dying.< Less
The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52: A Book of Gold Rush History and Stories Taken From “The Pioneer” Magazine (Hardcover) By Dame Shirley
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Dame Shirley's insightful narrative of life in new mining communities at the height of the California Gold Rush are lively and poignant, shedding light on the social life that accompanied this famous... More > chapter in history. Collected and republished, these letters are mainly taken from a publication named The Pioneer, where many of Dame Shirley's humorous and interesting correspondences were published. Many detail the bars, hotels, stores and other establishments springing up in the vicinity of the mining operations, as formerly quiet and unsettled country districts became hives of activity in the space of mere months. Shirley details the culture springing up around the valleys and hills of California, as thousands of new miners and prospectors arrive with their families, all hoping to strike it rich. Many hailed not simply from the United States, but elsewhere too: suddenly, the California of the 1850s was home to a multicultural and exotic atmosphere, which Dame Shirley's observations bring out.< Less
The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52: A Book of Gold Rush History and Stories Taken From “The Pioneer” Magazine By Dame Shirley
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Dame Shirley's insightful narrative of life in new mining communities at the height of the California Gold Rush are lively and poignant, shedding light on the social life that accompanied this famous... More > chapter in history. Collected and republished, these letters are mainly taken from a publication named The Pioneer, where many of Dame Shirley's humorous and interesting correspondences were published. Many detail the bars, hotels, stores and other establishments springing up in the vicinity of the mining operations, as formerly quiet and unsettled country districts became hives of activity in the space of mere months. Shirley details the culture springing up around the valleys and hills of California, as thousands of new miners and prospectors arrive with their families, all hoping to strike it rich. Many hailed not simply from the United States, but elsewhere too: suddenly, the California of the 1850s was home to a multicultural and exotic atmosphere, which Dame Shirley's observations bring out.< Less
Village of Gold Hill By Rick Jarrett
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The Village of Gold Hill, NC. In 1799 John Reed found gold in North Carolina, even though he didn’t realize it until three years later. In 1842 George Barnhardt, John Reed’s son-in-law... More > dug a 500 foot deep gold mine shaft in Gold Hill, NC. The Carolina Gold Rush had started! In the late 1980’s and 90’s Darius Hedrick was inspired to restore the village of Gold Hill. Starting with his restoring his Father’s home he sparked a rebirth of the village of Gold Hill, NC. Darius along with many others are responsible for this forgotten village having a new and vibrant life. The village has flourished since then with many new shops and homes. Join us in the journey.< Less
Grit, grief and gold By Fenton B. Whiting
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Grit, Grief and Gold is an eyewitness account of pioneering railroad building in Alaska. Dr. Fenton B. Whiting was chief surgeon during the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route, built... More > during the Yukon Gold Rush by his friend M.J. Heney. He later served in the same capacity during Heney's construction of the Copper River & Northwestern Railway. The story includes construction through some of the most impassable terrain imaginable, encounters with outlaw Soapy Smith and prospector George Carmack, the successful completion of both lines and Heney’s tragic death after a shipwreck in Alaska’s waters. This reprinting of Grit, Grief and Gold has been enriched with over seventy additional photographs and includes an appendix that expands on Dr. Whiting’s account.< Less
Grit, grief and gold By Fenton B. Whiting
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Grit, Grief and Gold is an eyewitness account of pioneering railroad building in Alaska. Dr. Fenton B. Whiting was chief surgeon during the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route, built... More > during the Yukon Gold Rush by his friend M.J. Heney. He later served in the same capacity during Heney's construction of the Copper River & Northwestern Railway. The story includes construction through some of the most impassable terrain imaginable, encounters with outlaw Soapy Smith and prospector George Carmack, the successful completion of both lines and Heney’s tragic death after a shipwreck in Alaska’s waters. This reprinting of Grit, Grief and Gold has been enriched with over seventy additional photographs and includes an appendix that expands on Dr. Whiting’s account.< Less
New Gold Mountain By robert whittle
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Romance, mystery, intrigue set in the back drop of colonial Australia. The saga of the Warre family in the middle of a gold rush in Australia in the 1800's is the perfect setting for a novel that... More > sparkles from the first page.< Less
New Gold Mountain By robert whittle
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Romance, mystery, intrigue set in the back drop of colonial Australia. The saga of the Warre family in the middle of a gold rush in Australia in the 1800's is the perfect setting for a novel that... More > sparkles from the first page.< Less
LOOT By MORTIMER RUSH
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Gold, jewels, art, land, culture and more - all man has ever had to offer has been up for grabs. All pretense of goodness and morality is dropped the moment a quick bit of 'Loot' is to be had.... More > Whether for the risk, the rush, greed or just desperate necessity, the magnetic pull for ill-gotten plunder is just too strong. What is 'Loot' but the art of swindle, plunder and graft? Rare treasures and exquisite goods are wasted just as fast as pilfered, then lost, or hidden in secret, squirreled away, some never to be found again. Where could all this hidden 'Loot' be? Fortunately, modern man has been afforded the time and resources to ponder enticing mysteries such as these. Rather than carve out a ravaging path of 'Loot' and plunder, most of us challenge convention by peaceably seeking after the truth bound in these legends. Perhaps, in the process, we will even turn up a hidden trove for ourselves.< Less

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