The El Dorado Trial: The Story of the Gold Rush Routes Across Mexico

 
9780070190573: The El Dorado Trial: The Story of the Gold Rush Routes Across Mexico

THE EL DORADO TRAIL, WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB'S CALIFORNIA MEDAL FOR 1970, RECORDS HIGH ADVENTURE ALONG THE OLD MEXICAN LAND ROUTES TRAVELED BY YANKEE GOLDSEEKERS WHO WERE "INFECTED" WITH GOLD FEVER AND WHO BELIEVED IN THE EXISTENCE OF A LAND CALLED EL DORADO-A GOLDEN KINGDOM. THE CALIFORNIA GOLD DISCOVERY BROUGHT CREDIBILITY TO THIS MYTH, AND THE RUSH WAS ON. NOTHING COULD HOLD BACK THE HORDES OF PIONEERS WHO LONGED DESPERATELY TO STRIKE IT RICH, AND FEROL EGAN NARRATES IN DETAIL THE AGONIZING ADVENTURES OF THOSE MEN WHO SET OUT TO SEEK THEIR FORTUNE AGAINST ALL ODDS. THE ROUTES FROM CORPUS CHRISTI TO MAZATLAN, FROM PARRAS TO JANOS, FROM VER CRUZ TO MEXICO CITY AND ON TO ACAPULCO AND SAN BLAS ARE EXPLORED FULLY. THE PERILOUS JOURNEY ACROSS THE SIERRA MADRE IS ALSO DESCRIBED: THE SPREAD OF CHOLERA, THE INDIAN RAIDS, THE MEXICAN BANDITS, THE TREACHEROUS CANYONS. JOURNALS OF SUCH GOLDSEEKERS AS JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON, JOHN DURIVAGE, AND JOSIAH GREGG ARE USED IN RENDERING A DAY-BY-DAY ACCOUNT OF WHAT THE MEN OF THE TRAIL ENCOUNTERED, HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO SURVIVE, OR HOW THEIR JOURNEY WAS CUT SHORT BY THEIR DEATHS.

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