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.

Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail, inside pages

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.

CHATTERJEE, P: Gold, Greed and Genocide: Unmasking the Myth of the ’49ers

Chatterjee, Pratap. Gold, Greed and Genocide: Unmasking the Myth of the ’49ers. Project Underground, 1998. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25603) $30.00

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References. Examines the period when tens of thousands of 49ers took over the land of the indigenous nations of California. 24p.