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From the back cover:
This is the story of the men who sought for gold, from California to the eastern Rocky Mountains.
Mrs. Wolle writes colorfully of the unbelievable privations the men endured in penetrating the fastnesses of the high Sierra and the Rockies and in crossing the desert wastes of Arizona, Utah and Nevada; of the mines first discovered in New Mexico by Coronado and his men four centuries ago; and the first great rush that hit California in 1849. She follows the miners who poured in successive waves into the golden gulches of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, climbed to the deeper mines high in the mountains of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, and dared at last to penetrate the Indians' sacred Black Hills of South Dakota...
Softcover, 510 pages including a glossary and index, half-tone illustrations. Published by the Swallow Press, Chicago, copyright 1953.
In Good used condition with cover edgwear and scuffing, binding supple, old price sticker on front corner, sticker from Cobean Stationery Company on last page. Interior pages very slightly age-tanned.
Contains over one hundred drawings that the author sketched on-the-spot which show the towns and town sites, and fourteen maps.