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The gold seekers : gold, ghosts, and legends from Carolina to California

Author: Nancy Roberts
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author presents both a history of this first gold rush and a bounty of legends that evolved from it. She tells how it began in North Carolina, the state that supplied all domestic gold coined at the U.S. Mint between 1804 and 1828, and of the discovery of gold in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and later in California and Colorado. She recounts how the Southern miners abandoned their mines within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Government publication, Juvenile audience, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Roberts
ISBN: 0872496589 9780872496583 0872496570 9780872496576
OCLC Number: 20264555
Description: xviii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The discovery of gold in North Carolina --
The specter of the Reed mine --
The legendary Walter George --
The grisly ghost of Gold Hill --
The discovery of gold in Virginia --
The discovery of gold in South Carolina --
They called me "Fool Billy" --
Scalett O'Hara of the Dorn Mine --
The future of Cap'n Thies --
The discovery of gold in Georgia --
"Free Jim" --
Old Miss Mollie's back --
The discovery of gold in Alabama. The discovery of gold in California --
A North Carolinian shapes California --
Off to the Gold Rush --
Green Russell: a man without fear --
Darling of the gold camps --
The bride of Vallecito --
The mark of Black Bart.
Responsibility: Nancy Roberts.

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The author presents both a history of this first gold rush and a bounty of legends that evolved from it. She tells how it began in North Carolina, the state that supplied all domestic gold coined at the U.S. Mint between 1804 and 1828, and of the discovery of gold in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and later in California and Colorado. She recounts how the Southern miners abandoned their mines within weeks of learning about the California gold strike, and, how for a while, they were said to be the only experienced miners working in the Western gold fields.

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