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Bachelor, Colorado. History Of A San Juan Mining Ghost Town by  Charles A. Harbert

Bachelor, Colorado. History Of A San Juan Mining Ghost Town

by Charles A. Harbert

First edition. 8vo. Color, pictorial stiff wrappers, [6], viii, 196 pp., preface, acknowledgments, illustrated, appendices, bibliography, index. The story of a Colorado ghost town whose candle burned brightly for a short period of twenty years only to return to its natural state as a high mountain meadow. Bachelor provided the miners with alcohol, gambling, and to enjoy the ladies of the night. Riches made at nearby silver mines during the day were lost at night at one of Bachelor's numerous saloons, gambling halls, and brothels. Murders, accidents, violence, and destructive fires were commonplace. As new, unread copy.

Inventory Number: 42597

$20.00