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The Resource Gold rush and riches, Paul Robert Walker

Gold rush and riches, Paul Robert Walker

Label
Gold rush and riches
Title
Gold rush and riches
Statement of responsibility
Paul Robert Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1848, carpenter James Marshall made a chance discovery that would change the face of the American West. That discovery: a few shiny flakes-of gold in a riverbed he was digging. Within a year 800,000 gold-seekers from all over the world were on their way to California, and the Gold Rush was on. This book covers the entire period of the boom-and-bust of one of the greatest expansion periods in US history-from the dangers of the journey, to the rough and tumble of the mining settlements, the day-to-day life of a miner and those who provided services to him, the easy-come-easy-go fortunes won and lost, and the Boomtowns that turned to Ghost Towns when the rush was over. Packed with period photographs, original artifacts, illustrations of daily life in the mining towns, and plenty of historical detail, this book will capture the imagination of young readers who love the idea of striking it rich"--From publisher's website
Member of
Writing style
Illustration
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10011068
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Walker, Paul Robert
Dewey number
979.404
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E
  • F865
LC item number
.W3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
All about America
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  • Gold mines and mining
  • Gold mines and mining
  • West (U.S.)
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gold rush and riches, Paul Robert Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index
Contents
I have found it! -- The news is out! -- California ho! -- Setting up as a miner -- Digging for gold -- The goldfields -- Striking lucky -- Spending a fortune -- Boomtowns -- New finds, new dangers -- Ghost towns -- Klondike stampede -- Mining America's riches
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780753465844
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)644648560
Label
Gold rush and riches, Paul Robert Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index
Contents
I have found it! -- The news is out! -- California ho! -- Setting up as a miner -- Digging for gold -- The goldfields -- Striking lucky -- Spending a fortune -- Boomtowns -- New finds, new dangers -- Ghost towns -- Klondike stampede -- Mining America's riches
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780753465844
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)644648560

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