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Precious Dust: The Saga of the Western Gold Rushes

By: Marks, Paula Mitchell
Price: $17.95

University of Nebraska Press,1994.
The boom era began with the discovery of gold in California in 1848 and extended over fifty years to include the rushes in the Pikes Peak region in Colorado, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Alder Gulch in Montana, and the Yukon. Precious Dust humanizes the mad rush to these remote places. Paperback,445 pages.