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Eldorado The California Gold Rush, 1848-1852

ISBN-10: 031287832X

ISBN-13: 9780312878320

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Dale L. Walker, Dale Walker

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With the exception of the call to arms in the North and South in 1861, no moment of nineteenth-century America was more electrifying than the shout, "GOLD ON THE AMERICAN RIVER!" first heard in San Francisco in the spring of 1848. Within a year, tens of thousands of dreamers from around the world were making their way to the vast territory on the Pacific. All routes to San Francisco, gateway to the goldfields, were lengthy---six months on average---arduous, and dangerous: over land from the Missouri frontier and across the Rockies and Sierra Nevada; through the fever jungles of Panama to the Pacific; or 15,000 sea miles around Cape Horn. In Eldorado, Dale L. Walker presents the full, colorful, character-filled story of this American epic: from the first traces of gold found in a riverside sawmill and the spreading of the news east of the Rocky Mountains to the great migration to California and the experiences of those who risked, and often lost, their lives at the rainbow's end.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 12/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Maps
Prologue
Empresario
A Wandering Lord of Jeopardy
The Potentate of the Sacramento
The Servant of the Three Masters
Discovery
A Notional Kind of Man
The Sordid Cry
Ned Beale's Ride
The '48ers
Journeys
Doubling the Cape
The Isthmus
Henry Huntington
The Greenhorn Trail
The Aerial Locomotive
Seeing the Elephant
Lord and Lady
Israel Lord's Ode to an Ox
The Rough Diamond
Eldorado
Gateway
The Diggings
Roaring Camps
Paydirt
The Miner's Ten Commandments
A Vagrant Life
Departures
Dame Shirley's World
Levi's and Studebakers
Sodom-by-the-Sea
Schliemann's Gold
Departures
Sacajawea's Son & Others
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index