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Gold and Silver in the West: The Illustrated History of an American Dream

Watkins, T.H.

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ISBN 10: 0910118213 / ISBN 13: 9780910118217
Published by American West Pub Co, 1971
Condition: Near-Fine Hardcover
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A photo of this book is available. Very-nice, clean copy of this over-sized and heavy hardback. Brown boards with gilt lettering (clean and bright). Tight spine, clean pages. Very-nicely illustrated throughout. Small notation in book front on blank page (1-19-1974 From Sister Marjorie on my 64th birthday). NO other writing, marks or tears inside book. Attractive bookplate on that same page (George Loran Stumper from sister: Marjorie 1/19/74). 288 pages. Map endpapers. Product Description Great book featuring the history of gold and silver mining in the American West. 150 color and black and white illustrations / photographs of historic mines, claims, miners, boom towns, mining equipment. California, Colorado, Nevada and mines in other areas. Includes chronology of mining, maps, glossary and bibliography. Brown cloth hardcover with illustrated dust jacket. 287 pages. Measures 9 by 11 inches. Interesting book, nicely illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 040932

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Title: Gold and Silver in the West: The Illustrated...

Publisher: American West Pub Co

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near-Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Dust jacket notes: "This is truly a great saga - of conquistadores chasing myths in Old Mexico and speculators chasing profits in gold camps, instant towns and solid brick cities, the gigantic successes and gigantic failures of those who clawed into the earth, and the evolution of gold and silver mining from simple placering to major industry with promotional schemes, labor conflicts, fraud, and financial chicanery. Here, for the first time, is the entire story of gold and silver mining in the West, skillfully relating in words and pictures both the major and minor discoveries and subsequent developments in every part of America. T.H. Watkins' intensive research (including more than 10,000 miles of travel into some of the most important regions in the mining West) has uncovered many new facts and fresh interpretations, and scores of exciting, enlightening, and rarely seen pictures. Yet the singular accomplishment of this important book really lies in the author's ability to look into the past to see clearly and describe eloquently the relationships and meaning of events widely separated by time and geography. No other force changed the history of the West as gold and silver mining did - few other forces have exercised such an impact on the whole nation. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book of history and adventure is a treasure for everyone interested in the past and present of the American West."

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