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Author Roberts, Nancy, 1924-2008.

Title The gold seekers : gold, ghosts, and legends from Carolina to California / Nancy Roberts.

Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1989.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 265 pages) : illustrations
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages ix-xviii).
Contents The discovery of gold in North Carolina -- The specter of the Reed mine -- The legendary Walter George -- The grisly ghost of Gold Hill -- The discovery of gold in Virginia -- The discovery of gold in South Carolina -- They called me "Fool Billy" -- Scalett O'Hara of the Dorn Mine -- The future of Cap'n Thies -- The discovery of gold in Georgia -- "Free Jim" -- Old Miss Mollie's back -- The discovery of gold in Alabama.
The discovery of gold in California -- A North Carolinian shapes California -- Off to the Gold Rush -- Green Russell: a man without fear -- Darling of the gold camps -- The bride of Vallecito -- The mark of Black Bart.
Summary The author presents both a history of this first gold rush and a bounty of legends that evolved from it. She tells how it began in North Carolina, the state that supplied all domestic gold coined at the U.S. Mint between 1804 and 1828, and of the discovery of gold in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and later in California and Colorado. She recounts how the Southern miners abandoned their mines within weeks of learning about the California gold strike, and, how for a while, they were said to be the only experienced miners working in the Western gold fields.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Southern States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Southern States -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Juvenile works.
ISBN 9781611173604 (electronic bk.)
1611173604 (electronic bk.)