Tales and Treasures of the California Gold Rush

Tales and Treasures of the California Gold Rush




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by Randall A. Reinstedt

This book tells the saga of the California Gold Rush through scores of fascinating stories and anecdotes. All the essentials are here: how the rush for gold began; where the gold seekers came from; how they lived, worked, brawled, and played; and how they changed the course of California history. But readers will also discover a rich store of tales about personalities both famous and little-known: Francisco Lopez, astonished to find bits of gold clinging to the roots of wild onions; Sam Brannan, spreading the news of the gold discovery to bring customers to his store; and notorious outlaws like Joaquin Murrieta and Black Bart, to name just a few. These stories, and many more, paint a vivid picture of one of the most colorful and significant episodes in California history.

112 pages
Softcover $10.95

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