First edition. 4to. Color, stiff pictorial wrappers, 287  pp., foreword, preface, introduction, illustrated from photographs, plates, facsimiles, maps, epilogue, appendices, bibliography, glossary of mining terms (as used at Bodie), index. Foreword by Gary F. Kurutz. The history of Bodie, now a ghost town, was in its heyday, yielding millions in gold and silver each year. Gary Kurutz says: ".... in this brilliantly and exhaustively researched book, has produced a history of this famous Mono County gold mining community like no other, combining both the lure and the lore of its colorful past with a systematic and energetic account of the industry that made the town.... Pulling together an impressive array of firsthand accounts, countless reports from newspapers and scientific journals, interviews with the town's last miner, and compelling historical photographs, he weaves an incredible narrative of how the men of Bodie tackled the daunting physical challenge of extracting the precious metals." Minor rubbing to the covers and a small corner crease to the lower front cover, else a near fine copy.
Inventory Number: 44549