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A Beautiful Mine

By: Enss, Chris
Price: $12.95

Globe-Pequot Press (Twodot), 2008. As owners of claims and as workers on the land, female miners made fortunes panning and mining, working right alongside men in the copper, silver, and gold fields of the American West. These determined and adventurous women were forces to be reckoned with as they faced countless hardships and harsh conditions in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska.
A Beautiful Mine recounts the amazing stories of eleven of these women, including:
Baby Doe Tabor
Nellie Cashman
Gertrude Peckwith
Lillian Malcolm
Paperback, 148 pages.