Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors Of The Old West

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During the gold rush, women worked alongside men panning and digging for gold and silver in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska. While many books have been written about the frontier women who ran brothels and boarding houses in mining towns, none have told the true stories of ladies who labored as hard as men out in the mines. A wonderful collection of true Americana, this book includes archival photographs of lady miners as well as the mines and boomtowns.

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“The grandest and healthiest life known is this rough pioneer life. And I don't see why more women are not in the hills.”
―Lillian Malcolm, 1905
As owners of claims and as workers on the land, female miners made fortunes panning and mining, working right alongside men in the copper, silver, and gold fields of the American West. These determined and adventurous women were forces to be reckoned with as they faced countless hardships and harsh conditions in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska. A Beautiful Mine recounts the amazing stories of eleven of these women, including: Baby Doe Tabor, the stunning beauty with a definite mind of her own, who stood by a promise she made to her mining mogul husband on his deathbed―a promise that took her on a path from riches to rags. Nellie Cashman, who not only searched for gold but had a heart of gold, offering a clean, safe boardinghouse to those in need, whether they could pay or not. Gertrude Peckwith, whose successful mines led to conspiracy theories about the deaths of both her husbands and even her own death. Lillian Malcolm, the former stage actress whose finest performance took place out in the mines.

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Chris Enss is an award-winning screen writer who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies. Her research and writing and reveals the funny, touching, exciting, and tragic stories of historical and contemporary times.

Enss has done everything from stand-up comedy to working as a stunt person at the Old Tucson Movie Studio. She learned the basics of writing for film and television at the University of Arizona, and she is currently working with Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian on the movie version of The Cowboy and the Senorita, their biography of western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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