KOEPPEL, EH: Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail

Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail, book coverKoeppel, Elliot H. Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail. The Malakoff Press, 2005. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26769) $20.00

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Illustrated throughout. 56p. Advertisements.

A traveler’s directory and historical narrative for visitors, prospectors, and settlers on the Gold Dust trail.

Mariposa was founded as a mining camp. The county lies at the southern end of the Mother Lode, and Europeans were attracted to Mariposa by gold. During the 19th century California Gold Rush, its streams were panned and deep mines worked the underground veins.

At one time John C. Fremont lived here and owned claims to much of the mineral wealth of Mariposa. He later was the first United States Senator from the state, and the first Republican candidate for President.

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AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California)

The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California), inside pages The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California). Automobile Club of Southern California, 1983. ISBN: 091503865X. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26768) $15.00

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Illustrated throughout. 72p. Glossary.

This guidebook focuses on the 267-mile stretch of SR 49 between Mariposa and Sierraville as it was in the 1980s. Maps. The Mother Lode refers to a rich vein of gold stretching 120 miles from Bear Valley to Auburn Contents include towns and personalities such as Amador City, Angels Camp, Bear Valley, John Sutter, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Carson Hill, Chinese Camp, El Dorado, Fiddletown, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Nevada City, Rough and Ready, and more.

The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California)

JACKSON, JH: Anybody’s Gold: The Story of California’s Mining Towns

Jackson, Joseph Henry. Anybody’s Gold: The Story of California’s Mining Towns. Chronicle Books, 1970. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26715) $12.00

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Foreword by Wallace Stegner. Illustrated with lithographs of the period from the collection of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Illustrated end papers. 305p. Index.

MCCREADY, M: Gateway to Gold: Skagway, The White Pass & the Chilkoot Trail: Past and Present

McCready, Marina. Gateway to Gold: Skagway, The White Pass & the Chilkoot Trail: Past and Present. Studio North, Ltd., 1990. ISBN: 155056492. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25374) $12.00

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Illustrated throughout in B/W and color. Map. 44p. The Chilkoot Trail is a 33-mile (53 km) trail through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska, in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia, in Canada.

The trail became obsolete in 1899 when a railway was built from Dyea’s neighbor port Skagway along the parallel White Pass trail. The trail was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1978.

CALIFORNIA HISTORY: Volume LIX, Winter 1980/1981, No. 4

California Historical Society. California History (Volume LIX, Winter 1980/1981, No. 4). California Historical Society, 1980. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Previous owner’s name stamped on table of contents. Very Good. Paperback. (#24787) $18.00

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Includes “Hermione Day and the Hesperian” by Marion Tinling, “The Recall of Mayor Frank L. Shaw: A Revision” by Fred W. Viehe, “Notes on the 1817 Treaty Between the Russian american Company and the Kashaya Pomo Indians” by Diane Spencer-Hancock and William E. Pritchard, with translation by Ina Kaliakin, “Tourists in Gold Rush San Francisco” by Charles Lockwood and “Mon coeur est gonfle d’esperance!” Letters to a Young Frenchman in Early San Francisco” by Mary Lynn Dietsche.

Magazine of the California Historical Society. pp 281-384. Advertisements.

WEIGHT, H: Rhyolite: Death Valley’s Ghost City of Golden Dreams (New Enlarged Edition)

Rhyolite: Death Valley's Ghost City of Golden Dreams (New Enlarged Edition) book coverWeight, Harold and Lucile. Rhyolite: Death Valley’s Ghost City of Golden Dreams (New Enlarged Edition). Twentynine Palms, CA: The Calico Press, 1970. ISBN: 0912714042. Unmarked. B/W images. Maps. 43p. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#24656) $12.00

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Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills.

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CALIFORNIA HISTORY: Volume LXVII, No. 4, December 1988

California History (Volume LXVII, No. 4, December 1988) book coverCalifornia Historical Society. California History (Volume LXVII, No. 4, December 1988). California Historical Society, 1988. Unmarked text. Sun line on cover. Illustrated. pp214–304. Advertisements. Very Good. Paperback. (#22510) $15.00

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Includes the Perkins case by Ray R. Albin, “Chico Women: Nemisis of a Rural Town’s Anti-Chinese Campaigns, 1876–1888” by Michele Shover, “When Royalty Came to Early California” by John E. Bauer, and “Alemany Returns to San Francisco: A Personal Memoir” by Francis J. Weber. Reviews.