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.

SF MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Argonaut (Volume 13, No. 2, Winter 2002)

The Argonaut (Volume 13, No. 2, Winter 2002). San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, 2002. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#27538) $12.00

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Articles include “Banking in Gold Rush San Francisco” by Charles A. Fracchia, “Gold as a Cumbersome, Curmudeonly Commodity, 1849-1870” by Robert J. Chandler, and “Good Ethics is Good Business: Wells Fargo Aids Commerce through Banking, Express, and Letter Delivery, 1852-1859” by Robert J. Chandler.

Black and White illustrations throughout. 99p. Measures 8.5×11 inches.