Mountains and Molehills: Or Recollections from a Burnt Journal

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After a tragic fire in San Francisco destroyed many of his possessions, including his journals, Frank Marryat rewrote, from memory, much of what he had documented during his time in California in the middle of the gold craze of 1850. This historical treasure, originally published in 1855, the year that the author died of complications from yellow fever, recreates for readers the frenzy that drew thousands of miners and prospectors to California in their rush to find gold. Empathetic readers will feel the fear of yellow fever as this harrowing Englishman crosses Panama to reach California. However, not only will readers be exposed to Marryat’s own struggles to run a hotel and mine for gold, but they will also read about hardships emigrants had to overcome, the different types of mining in California, and the differences between miners from around the world, including French miners, Chinese miners, and English miners. Chapters include:

The Old Crab-Catcher
Coyote Hunting
Joe Bellow
Field of Gold
Transport Machinery to the Mine
The Fireman of San Francisco
And much more!

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Frank Marryat (1826–1855) was a sailor, artist, and author. In 1850, he left England for California via Panama. In 1853, he returned to England, married, and left England again with his new bride to return to California, again via Panama. However, he contracted yellow fever and was forced to cut his trip short to return to England, where he died shortly after. Mountains and Molehills was published after his death.

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"A tale that is part Lady Isabella Bird, part Mark Twain, and part the traveling Charles Dickens." —Craig McCroskey, sales representative, Book Travelers West

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