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The Great Gold Rush

Author: W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1537808923

Category: History

Page: 273

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The Great Gold Rush is a classic fiction tale of the Klondike Gold Rush, based on true stories.

The Chilkoot Pass and the Great Gold Rush of 1898

Author: Richard J. Friesen

Publisher: [Hull, Quebec] : National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada


Category: Chilkoot Pass

Page: 144

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Traces the history of the Chilkoot Pass, emphasizing its important role in transportation, the great rush of 1898 and the establishment of an administrative structure after the boom period.

Gold Rush Saints

California Mormons and the Great Rush for Riches

Author: Kenneth N. Owens

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136813

Category: History

Page: 396

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Combines narrative history and firsthand Mormon accounts that cast light on the presence of Latter-day Saints in California during the Gold Rush in the middle 1840s. Reprint.

The Great Klondike Gold Rush

An Omnibus

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Fifth House

ISBN: 9781897252055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 290

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Describes Yukon's gold rush including the town of Dawson City, major personalities, and the struggles and hardships faced by the prospectors.

The Klondike Fever: The Life And Death Of The Last Great Gold Rush

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786256738

Category: History

Page: 407

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“Absolutely first-rate.”—The New Yorker This thrilling story is at once first-rate history and first-rate entertainment. Incredible events occurred in North America after a decrepit steamboat docked at Seattle in 1897 containing two tons of pure gold. So frenzied was the clash for gold and so scant was information about conditions in the Klondike that the rush for riches became a kind of fabulous madness. The entire tale—of which Pierre Berton’s account is the definitive telling—has an epic ring (legends were lived and fortunes were won) as much because of its splendid folly as because of its color and motion. “The definitive account of an affair as wildly improbable as any in North American history.”—Saturday Review “A lively saga of the great gold rush. It is the most complete and most authentic on the subject in English.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Chilkoot Pass and the Great Gold Rush of 1898

Author: Richard J. Friesen

Publisher: [Hull, Quebec] : National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada


Category: Chilkoot Pass

Page: 144

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Traces the history of the Chilkoot Pass, emphasizing its important role in transportation, the great rush of 1898 and the establishment of an administrative structure after the boom period.

The Great Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Author: Robert L. Brown

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 9780870044120

Category: History

Page: 140

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Colorado's Pikes Peak Gold Rush was an event of enormous social and cultural significance, changing the basic economy and lifestyle of the entire region. Pikes Peak became synonymous with the wild westward rush that ensued.

California Women and Politics

From the Gold Rush to the Great Depression

Author: Robert W. Cherny

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803236085

Category: Political Science

Page: 425

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An edited volume exploring the role women played in California politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The great American gold rush

Author: Rhoda Blumberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590476980

Category: California

Page: 135

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Describes the emigration of people from the East Coast of the United States and from foreign countries to California to pursue the dream of discovering gold.

The Great Gold, Silver & Crypto Rush of the 21st Century

Author: Michael Maloney

Publisher: Bzk Press

ISBN: 9781947588028


Page: 160

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In The Great Gold, Silver and Crypto Rush of the 21st Century, Mike Maloney and Jeff Clark show why more wealth will be won and lost than ever before. They explain why the global spread of democracy, financial affluence, changes in laws, the development of the investor mindset, and the coming change in the worldwide monetary system are all conspiring to make this the biggest financial event the world has ever seen.Zero interest rates and massive currency creation have push real estate, stocks, and bonds back into massive bubbles, and now the entire world is in the "everything except gold and silver bubble," But the forces that threaten the world monetary system are the same forces that will propel gold and silver to unimaginable heights. Yes, the threat has never been bigger, but that means that the opportunity has never been bigger.Since 2001, savvy investors and central banks, preparing for the next financial crisis, have already purchased three times more gold and silver than they did in the entire bull market of the 1970s--and they've gobbled up more than ten times the gold that came out of the ground in the California Gold Rush of 1849. Nothing in history can compare. But don't worry... you haven't missed anything. This is only the beginning... the big rush is yet to come. People will either become richer or poorer. The good news is that it is entirely up to them.

The Gold Rush

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: New York ; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. : Crabtree Pub.

ISBN: 9780778700791

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the lure of gold that drew both men and women west and discusses how they lived, the difficulties they faced, the impact of the gold rush on Native Americans, and more.


The Last Great Gold Rush, 1896-1899

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385673647

Category: History

Page: 496

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With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who lost and won back a hotel in a poker game; and Roddy Connors, who danced away a fortune at a dollar a dance. We meet dance-hall queens, paupers turned millionaires, missionaries and entrepreneurs, and legendary Mounties such as Sam Steele, the Lion of the Yukon. Pierre Berton's riveting account reveals to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot Pass, and the terrors of lesser-known trails through the swamps of British Columbia, across the glaciers of souther Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border to the relative safety of Dawson City. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is authentic history and grand entertainment, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Canadian frontier.

The Automobile Gold Rushes and Depression Era Mining

Author: Charles Wallace Miller

Publisher: Caxton Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press During the Depression, gold fields that had been abandoned for decades saw the return of people, this time in cars, who camped and worked areas wherever they could. Perhaps ten percent of the population of the western states participated in this activity at some time in the 1930s.

The Trader's Great Gold Rush

Must-Have Methods for Trading and Investing in the Gold Market

Author: James DiGeorgia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470552797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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THE TRADER'S GREAT GOLD RUSH "James DiGeorgia is the best expert I know when it comes to investing in gold bullion. ¿This is not your father's gold market anymore, so getting the right information from the right people is key to helping you succeed as a gold investor."—Tom Mcclellan, Editor, The McClellan Market Report, ¿#1 Ranked Ten-Year Gold Timer (1999-2008)¿ "James DiGeorgia is a stalwart of precious metals. He draws on a lifetime of interest and commitment in The Trader's Great Gold Rush to inform you about 'tricks of the trade' that will come in handy as you seek to protect yourself from the looming solvency crisis of the U.S. government. This is a good book. But you have to read it now. Don't wait for the movie."—JAMES DAVIDSON, founder, Agora, Inc., and Editor, Strategic Investment Throughout history, gold has been a safe haven in times of political and economic crisis. Right now, gold's fundamentals are remarkably strong, says veteran commodities market analyst James DiGeorgia. In fact, gold is poised to boom—reaching, DiGeorgia predicts, as high as $2,500. From the fundamentals of investing in the gold market to the 17 common pitfalls to avoid, The Trader's Great Gold Rush tells you everything you need to know to take advantage of the coming surge in gold. This is the perfect time to invest in gold. And this book will show you how.

A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush

The Journal and Letters of David Baer Hackman

Author: Lawrence Knorr

Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1934597643

Category: History

Page: 198

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David Baer Hackman (1827-1896) a Mennonite from Millport, Lancaster County, PA, traveled west to California in 1850, seeking his fortune during the great Gold Rush. David wrote many letters home concerning his crossing of the plains by wagon and his many detailed experiences in and around the gold fields of California. A vivid writer for such a young man, David captures images of the mining communities, the boom towns of Sacramento, Hangtown, Mokelumne Hill, Columbia and Sonora and the lawlessness found there. He writes of early San Francisco, the local Indians, trouble with bears, and the great trees of Calaveras County. His journal then captures his return trip in 1854 by steam ship to Panama, across the Isthmus and then to New York City. Lawrence Knorr presents the journal and letters in sequence along with their historical context, providing corroborating accounts where available. In all, an excellent primary source and piece of social history from one of the most exciting times in American history.

Great Tales of the Gold Rush

Author: Ted Stone

Publisher: Red Deer, Alta. : Red Deer Press

ISBN: 9780889952171

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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The great Yukon gold rush along the Klondike River gave rise to more that just mining camps and frontier hardships. It also sparked a literary legacy as writers joined the gold rush and sent back stories of adventure, romance, and memorable mining camp personalities. Great Tales Of The Gold Rush is an outstanding anthology of the best of these stories that range from realism to romance, from tall tales to true-life adventure. Great Tales Of The Gold Rush introduces a whole new generation of readers to an invaluable, enduring, and very special literary legacy from Jack London's "In a Far Country" to Robert Service's "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" to Elizabeth Robins' "The Ice Goes Out", and more!

The Gold Crusades

A Social History of Gold Rushes, 1849-1929

Author: Douglas Fetherling,George Fetherling

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080462

Category: History

Page: 222

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Among the hordes of starry-eyed 'argonauts' who flocked to the California gold rush of 1849 was an Australian named Edward Hargraves. He left America empty-handed, only to find gold in his own backyard. The result was the great Australian rush of the 1850s, which also attracted participants from around the world. A South African named P.J. Marais was one of them. Marais too returned home in defeat - only to set in motion the diamond and gold rushes that transformed southern Africa. And so it went. Most previous historians of the gold rushes have tended to view them as acts of spontaneous nationalism. Each country likes to see its own gold rush as the one that either shaped those that followed or epitomized all the rest. InThe Gold Crusades: A Social History of Gold Rushes, 1849-1929, Douglas Fetherling takes a different approach. Fetherling argues that the gold rushes in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa shared the same causes and results, the same characters and characteristics. He posits that they were in fact a single discontinuous event, an expression of the British imperial experience and nineteenth-century liberalism. He does so with dash and style and with a sharp eye for the telling anecdote, the out-of-the-way document, and the bold connection between seemingly unrelated disciplines. Originally published by Macmillan of Canada, 1988.

The Greatest Adventure Books of Jack London: Sea Novels, Gold Rush Thrillers, Tales of the South Seas and the Wild North & Animal Stories

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Scarlet Plague, Hearts of Three, Son of the Wolf, Children of the Frost, Tales of the Fish Patrol, South Sea Tales, The Cruise of the Snark…

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027221153

Category: Fiction

Page: 4502

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This particular Jack London collection mirrors the incredible adventurous life of the author, it shows all the things he witnessed and experienced on his travels. Besides being a novelist, journalist and social activist – Jack London was also a railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, an oyster pirate, rancher, war correspondent... Novels The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Sea-Wolf White Fang Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Mutiny of the Elsinore Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Short Stories Son of the Wolf The White Silence The Son of the Wolf The Men of Forty Mile In a Far Country To the Man on the Trail The Priestly Prerogative The Wisdom of the Trail The Wife of a King An Odyssey of the North The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike The God of His Fathers The Great Interrogation Which Make Men Remember Siwash The Man with the Gash Jan, the Unrepentant Grit of Women Where the Trail Forks A Daughter of the Aurora At the Rainbow's End The Scorn of Women Children of the Frost In the Forests of the North The Law of Life Nam-Bok the Unveracious The Master of Mystery The Sunlanders The Sickness of Lone Chief Keesh, the Son of Keesh The Death of Ligoun Li Wan, the Fair The League of the Old Men The Faith of Men & Other Stories A Relic of the Pliocene A Hyperborean Brew The Faith of Men Too Much Gold The One Thousand Dozen The Marriage of Lit-lit Bâtard The Story of Jees Uck Tales of the Fish Patrol White and Yellow The King of the Greeks A Raid on the Oyster Pirates The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen" Charley's Coup Demetrios Contos Yellow Handkerchief Lost Face South Sea Tales The House of Pride & Other Tales of Hawaii Smoke Bellew The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Dutch Courage & Other Stories Memoirs The Road The Cruise of the Snark Through The Rapids on the Way to the Klondike From Dawson to the Sea Our Adventures in Tampico

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