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EMPIRE OF SAND: The Ehrenburg—Quartzsite—Parker Triangle: Myths, Mistakes, Hard Times and a Few Hard Cases

Chaput, Donald

ISBN 10: 1882824539 / ISBN 13: 9781882824533
Published by Santa Ana, CA: Graphic Publishers, 2015
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Brand-New Title! In EMPIRE OF SAND, Donald Chaput has woven a spellbinding tale of precious-metals mining and life in early-day Arizona and the Southwest, and the kind of determined and hardy pioneers who came to live and work in such an inhospitable land over the past 150 years. Some of them came and stayed; others made their mark then drifted away. While the geography of this book centers on western Arizona, other locales such as Yuma, Blythe, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico play supporting roles in the historical drama that played out here. Also featured are Ehrenberg, Quartzsite, Parker and Wickenburg, KOFA, Williams Fork, Harqua Hala and the Whipple Mountains; plus such unforgettable characters as mining speculators Wyatt Earp, Carmelita Campbell and Nellie Cashman; store-keeps the Goldwater brothers; train robber (and former Arizona Ranger) Billy Stiles; real estate developer (and con-man extraordinaire) Dick Wick Hall; entrepreneurs (and Colorado River ferry operators) Nellie and Joe Bush; Iroquois Indian (and namesake of the area's leading town) General Ely Parker; Turkish teamster, miner (and U.S. Army camel driver) Hi Jolly -- and a diverse and fascinating cast of others from far and wide. Donald Chaput is Curator Emeritus of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, and a life-long student of Western frontier and mining history. He has authored numerous books on these subjects. You'll LOVE this book—Order it today!. Bookseller Inventory # 07062015.EOS

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Title: EMPIRE OF SAND: The Ehrenburg—Quartzsite—...

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA: Graphic Publishers

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Brand-New! In EMPIRE OF SAND, Donald Chaput weaves a spellbinding tale of precious-metals mining and life in early-day Arizona and the Southwest, and the kind of determined and hardy pioneers who came to live and work in such an inhospitable land over the past 150 years. Some of them came and stayed; others made their mark then drifted away. While the geography of this book centers on western Arizona, other locales such as Yuma, Blythe, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico, play supporting roles in the historical drama that played out here. Also featured are Ehrenberg, Quartzsite, Parker and Wickenburg, KOFA, Williams Fork, Harqua Hala and the Whipple Mountains; plus such unforgettable characters as mining speculators Wyatt Earp, Carmelita Campbell and Nellie Cashman; store-keeps the Goldwater brothers; train robber (and former Arizona Ranger) Billy Stiles; real estate developer (and con-man extraordinaire) Dick Wick Hall; entrepreneurs (and Colorado River ferry operators) Nellie and Joe Bush; Iroquois Indian (and namesake of the area's leading town) General Ely Parker; Turkish teamster, miner (and U.S. Army camel driver) Hi Jolly -- and a diverse and fascinating cast of characters from far and wide. Donald Chaput is Curator Emeritus of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, and a life-long student of Western frontier and mining history. He has authored numerous books on these subjects.

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