TITLE: GHOST TOWNS & MINING CAMPS OF CALIFORNIA: A History & Guide by Remi Nadeau
PUBLISHER: Crest Publishers, Santa Barbara, CA, Copyright 1965 and 1992, 4th Edition 1992, Revised &
Expanded, 9th Printing
ISBN: (10) 0962710423, (13) 978-0962710421
ILLUSTRATOR: Maps by Robert S. Langstaff, Vintage photos and maps b&w
DESCRIPTION: Soft cover, Pictorial wraps, 324 pages, Measures approx. 6 x 9 inches
CONDITION: Like New, Bright colorful cover, Pages white, clean and tight, Very little edge wear, Nice sharp corners
DUST JACKET: None, As issued
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is the foremost history & guide to the charming old California mining towns, from the Gold Rush country to the desert silver camps. Using a wealth of first-hand accounts by participants, this highly acclaimed history recreates the Gold Rush to the Mother Lode of 1848 through the 1850s, the silver stampedes that followed to Eastern California, & the final desert gold boom at the turn of the century. The rise & fall of each featured town is relived in the colorful tales & fascinating men & women, good & bad, of those brawling, turbulent days. Nadeau also describes the modern-day appearance, the points of interest & the location of each camp, from ghostly ruins to the thriving towns that still survive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: “Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of California” is written by a fifth-generation Californian and historian. Remi Nadeau has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford and a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a seasoned historian with 8 books to his credit. Nadeau combines authentic story-telling, drawn from thorough historical research, with a highly readable literary style.
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