Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West
and Opal Laurel Holmes Vardis Fisher
Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West Image Cover
Publisher:Caxton Press
Place Published:Caldwell, Idaho
Genre:Western History, gold mines and mining, Mining camps
Pages:466
ISBN:9780870040436"
Dewey:917.8032
Format:Hardcover
Edition:First Edition, Fifth Printing
Release:1990
Subjects: Travel, History - U.S., United States - State & Local - General, United States - West - General, Frontier and pioneer life, Gold mines and mining, Mining camps, West (U.S.)

Summary: "Few are better prepared than Vardis Fisher to write of the gold rushes and mining camps of the West. He brings together all of the remarkable men and women, all of the fascinating ingredients, all of the violent contrasts which, by chance, go to make up one of the most enthralling chapters in American history. Fisher, a respected scholar and versatile creative writer, devoted the better part of three years to the preparation and writing of this book."