Ghost towns and mining camps of California
This lively history & guide to 170 old Gold Rush towns & other mining camps throughout California is filled with first-hand accounts of colorful participants & events in the years 1848 to early 1900s. Nadeau, a California historian, also describes the present-day appearances & points of interest. With 55 old rare photos & 5 regional maps, this book can be used on a trip or read for the dramatic history of each town.
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