CROSLEY, ME: California’s Mother Lode: A Pictorial History

California's Mother Lode: A Pictorial History, book coverCrosley, Mary Edith. California’s Mother Lode: A Pictorial History. Crosley, 1959. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30194) $12.00

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In the United States, Mother Lode is most famously the name given to a long alignment of hard-rock gold deposits stretching northwest-southeast in the Sierra Nevada of California. It was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush.

Photographs and maps with descriptive text. 46p.

Lain in reprint “Gold: King of Metals” from the 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest.

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), book cover The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California). Automobile Club of Southern California, 1990. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#28241) $14.00

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Illustrated throughout. 84p. This guidebook focuses on the 267-mile stretch of SR 49 between Mariposa and Sierraville as it was in 1990. 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. Glossary.

PRICE, CM: Consensus and Cleavage: Issues in California Politics

Consensus and Cleavage: Issues in California Politics, book coverPrice, Charles M.; Kruschke, Earl R. Consensus and Cleavage: Issues in California Politics. Chandler Publishing Company, 1967. Unmarked. Creased spine. Good. Paperback. (#26728) $12.00

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Readings selected and edited by Charles M. Price and Earl R. Kruschke.

A look at California governance in the twentieth century.

Topics include the inputs of the California political system, problem areas in decision-making, agencies and more.

Authors include Allan Temko, Robert C Cook, Paul Seabury, Seymour Martin Lipset and more.