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Precious Dust. The American Gold Rush Era: 1848 - 1900 by Paula Mitchell Marks

Precious Dust. The American Gold Rush Era: 1848 - 1900

by Paula Mitchell Marks

Publication: William Morrow and Company, 1994, New York

First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pictorial dust jacket showing gold diggers with picks, shovels and pans. 448pp. Dedication. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations. Fine in dust jacket. The boom era began with the discovery of gold in California in 1848 and extended over 150 years to include the rushes in the Pikes Peak region in Colorado, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Alder Gulch in Montana, and the Yukon. Marks' book, "traces the experiences of hundreds of thousands of goldseekers who converged upon the American and Canadian West during America's great gold-rush era.... Marks explores the various facets of the goldseekers' adventures: what propelled them westward, how they lived, how they met the myriad challenges of the journey and search, what kept them going or caused them to turn back, what sense they made of the whole enterprise."

Inventory Number: 45889

$35.00