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Slip Slidin' Down Gold Mountain By Edward Orem
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There have gotta be better choices than beheading, hanging or slavery for the young son of a famous Cantonese martial hero and a legendary woman warrior-shaman. Northern California, 1850's: Heroes... More > and villains from three cultures (Native Peoples, Chinese, Anglo) collide violently as they struggle to survive the raw, quickly-changing frontier society of the Gold Rush. The woman warrior-shaman Yana from Mt. Shasta and the south China kung fu master Tai-Ying join forces to fight for the rights of their peoples. During their struggles, their destinies intertwine, they have a son, Ishi, and unite forces. Some of the trials Yana and Tai-Ying face include: their loss of personal freedom (slammed into Sailors Prison on the Embarcadero, SF); their escape from the US Army’s grasp; organized racial bashing and extermination; collusion of US government and corporations with Triads in running drugs, arms, laborers, prostitutes.< Less
Why is California Interesting? Dreams of Gold By Douglas Alford & Pakaket Alford
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In California, a shop keeper started selling tools to miners and ended up owning a Railroad. California is where two engineers started a business in a one car garage. HP is now one of the... More > world’s largest companies. It is where flower power created personal computers. California has golden beaches. It is a place where sand is turned into computer chips and a billion dollar business. California is full of golden sunshine, fertile lands and creative minds. Fortunes are made here. It is an amazing place, with adaptive people & opportunities.< Less
THE POTS OF GOLD: Memoirs Of A Modern Prospector By Rick States
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"The first gold nugget I ever found was in the belly of a trout." And so begins this 20th century saga about a regular guy who did something highly irregular—he turned a two-week... More > vacation into an eight-year adventure in the heart of Gold Rush country of Northern California. He made his own shelters, stayed in cabins, lived in caves, or slept under the stars as he prospected in the legendary Sierra Nevada Mountains. His story is part how-to manual and part introspective, a tale that makes us envy his audacity and love of life.< Less
THE POTS OF GOLD: Memoirs Of A Modern Prospector By Rick States
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"The first gold nugget I ever found was in the belly of a trout." And so begins this 20th century saga about a regular guy who did something highly irregular—he turned a two-week... More > vacation into an eight-year adventure in the heart of Gold Rush country of Northern California. He made his own shelters, stayed in cabins, lived in caves, or slept under the stars as he prospected in the legendary Sierra Nevada Mountains. His story is part how-to manual and part introspective, a tale that makes us envy his audacity and love of life.< Less
All This For a Little Gold, The Diary of Henry Hawley By Betsy Buck
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The real-life two-year diary of a young man who came from Wisconsin to Colorado in 1860 to prospect for gold. His heartfelt entries show his intelligence, sense of humor, and humanness as Henry met... More > the challenges of hardships and frustrations of mining, and of living in that mid-19th century mountain society. Enhanced by illustrations, photographs, and historic research, this diary comes alive, putting the reader into the mining life of the period. It is a diary that was little known until Betsy Buck stumbled across it on a dusty shelf at the Colorado Historic Society Library.< Less
Historic Waterways By Reuben Gold Thwaites
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There is a generally accepted notion that a brief summer vacation, if at all obtainable in this busy life of ours, must be spent in a flight as far afield as time will allow; that the popular resorts... More > in the mountains, by the seaside, or on the margins of the upper lakes must be sought for rest and enjoyment; that neighborhood surroundings should, in the mad rush for change of air and scene, be left behind. The result is that your average vacationist—if I may be allowed to coin a needed word—knows less of his own State than of any other, and is inattentive to the delights of nature which await inspection within the limits of his horizon.< Less
The All-True Gold-Seeking Adventures of Hitty O'Donnell By Paul McPhie
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Based in part on real journals, the novel traces an epic overland journey in 1862 by train, steamboat, wagon, river raft, and horseback to the thriving gold fields of Barkerville in British... More > Columbia's Cariboo region. Packed with exciting incident, the tale is told by the wryly reflective Hitty who comes of age amid a memorable gallery of rogues and dreamers and against the magnificent landscape and lurking perils of mid-nineteenth century North America.< Less
The All-True Gold-Seeking Adventures of Hitty O'Donnell By Paul McPhie
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Based in part on real journals, the novel traces an epic overland journey in 1862 by train, steamboat, wagon, river raft, and horseback to the thriving gold fields of Barkerville in British... More > Columbia's Cariboo region. Packed with exciting incident, the tale is told by the wryly reflective Hitty who comes of age amid a memorable gallery of rogues and dreamers and against the magnificent landscape and lurking perils of mid-nineteenth century North America.< Less
The Gold Seekers of '49: A Personal Narrative of the Overland Trail & Adventures in California & Oregon From 1849-1854 By Kimball Webster
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This intriguing first-hand narrative details the travels of a New England native who headed Westward during the California Gold Rush of the mid-1850s.
Brotherhood of the Klondike By Jim Elik
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Three young brothers discover the lost journal of their great-great grandfather. In it they learn of his adventures in the Klondike during the gold rush of 1898, when he was only seventeen years... More > old. Through twists and turns, all of the characters get caught up in mysterious and intriguing circumstances.< Less

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