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Ghosts of the glory trail : intimate glimpses into the past and present of 275 western ghosttowns

Author: Nell Murbarger
Publisher: Palm Desert : Desert Magazine Press, 1956.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nell Murbarger
OCLC Number: 3006748
Description: xi, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Nell Murbarger --
Ghost country --
"Richest region on God's footstool" --
Ophir, the golden --
Saints and sinners of Steptoe Slough --
Spanish mines on the Colorado --
Buxom Belle of the 'sixties --
Manhattan is a spunky old gal --
Where ghosts swing an axe and a lariat --
Golden city of the dawn [ Aurora ] --
When Brigham needed iron --
Legal light of Lida --
The little ghost that won't lie down --
Time has been cruel to Washoe --
Canyon of the Tules --
Miracle on a mountain top --
Seven somnolent sisters [ Candelaria; Metallic City; Belleville; Marietta; Rhodes; Sodaville; Columbus ] --
Where ghosts wear pigtails --
Kingdom of the Elko Prince --
Two hundred miles from a dime store --
Tybo was allergic to Orientals --
Forgotten ghosts of gold mountain --
Frisco, the devil's delight --
Placer gold and man's perfidy --
Treasure in a sandstone reef --
Big store in the wilderness --
Cattle rustlers and rolling rocks --
Six-toed Chinaman of Charleston --
Place of the Star Hill Pony --
Man with the king-size dream --
Three-time loser in the Utah hills --
Delamar was a widow maker --
Iosepa, the forlorn hope --
Queen city of Bonanza Road [ Rhyolite ] --
Fortune in a low-cut gown --
Rawhide, the ring-tailed roarer --
Bad boys of Bovard --
City of the Broken Hills --
Death rode the Jarbidge stage --
"...and the desert shall rejoice..." --
Guide for ghosttowners: Ghosttown directory, Nevada; Ghosttown directory, western Utah; Ghosttown directory, eastern California. Illustrations: Marcellus Bracken, Pine Valley, Utah --
George Tripp, Utah patriarch --
Prospectors en route to Gold Reef, Nevada --
"Diamondfield Jack" Davis, at Tonopah --
Seven troughs stage, leaving Lovelock, Nev. Maps: Central Pershing County (Lovelock, Unionville) --
White Pine County (Ely, Schellbourne) --
Central Nye County (Tonopah, Belmont) --
Western mineral, Eastern Mono (Hawthorne, Aurora) --
Central Nye (Ione, Berlin, Grantsville) --
Eastern Esmeralda, Western Nye (Gold Point, Lida) --
Western Tooele, Eastern Elko (Gold Hill, Clifton) --
Inyo County (Skidoo, Ballarat, Panamint City).
Responsibility: by Nell Murbarger.

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