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Description - This Was Mining in the West by David W. Pearson

In 1849, the Gold Rush was on! A hundred and fifty years later, the era still captures the American imagination. This fantastic book goes into great detail about the real lives of the brave '49ers and those who followed them, facing unbelieveable hardships in the hopes to striking it rich-finding the Mother Lode. This book discusses the expansion of mining from gold to silver, and eventually to copper, in many of the Western states. Significant mines in California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizonia are all discussed, including their dates of operation and production records. The growth of railroads and transportation is explored, as is the evolution of mining technology. This book is a must for those interested in the realities of Gold Rush life, shown in over 225 period photographs. Mining stock certificates, currency, and newspapers from the day are also shown, along with antique mining tools-all with current values provided for collectors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780887409332
ISBN-10: 0887409334
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x 19mm)
Pages: 166
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David W. Pearson

David W. Pearson also lives near the Ludwig historic mining district of Nevada and he is also an experienced, long-time student of mining and collector of mining artifacts. He has examined thousands of items in public and private collections and watched the evolving market carefully.

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