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Gold in Them Hills mining geology nevada camps book


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Gold in Them Hills


C.B. Glasscock

The Story of the West's Last wild mining days

Table of Contents:

  1. The Way of the Prospector. Jim Butler - 1900. Discovery of Tonopah - more discoveries to come
  2. Tonopah takes hold. First locations - important mining men attracted to Tonopah - Wyatt Earp, Tasker Oddie, George Wingfield
  3. The "Tonopah Sickness" Early leasing operations, businesses, stage coaching - problems of water and sickness
  4. "Gold in Them Thar Hills" The Prospectors of Tonopah - Fraction Jack, Jack Stewart - freighting, businesses - problems with bathing
  5. Discovery of Goldfield. Tonopah stock exchange - barroom life - grubstakers discover Goldfield
  6. Making good on tradition. Chinese in the mining camps - sensational strikes at Goldfield - promises of great days to come
  7. Goldfield Booms. Important mining properties traded and sold. Arrival of telephone and telegraph and saloons - early newspaper
  8. High-Grade. Rich Ore makes Goldfield Boom - theft of ore - high grading - Goldfield gets lucky
  9. The passing of the twenty-mule team. Goldfield gets a Railroad - electric storm-politics-lot sales- commerce and homicides
  10. Lost Mines and Desert Thirst. The famous Breyfogle mine. Indians and Lost mines - prospectors perish without water - Lost Gunsight mine
  11. High Life in Golfield. The Palm Grill - noisy saloons - the trading of stock - fire and police protection - real estate values soar
  12. How the money rolls In. Goldfield has 8000 people to celebrate the arrival of railroad - promotion and investing George Graham rice and "Shanghai Larry" - more mining and milling
  13. The Burro Leads the Way. Prospectors discover many new districts. Rumors of New Strikes. Rhyolite, Death Valley
  14. An Epidemic of discoveries. the promotion of Manhattan, Round Mountain, Fairview, Wonder, - Jeff Longstreet - dozens of strikes
  15. Society Life and Sporting Life. Goldfield Producing $130,000 daily - Goldfield Securities Rise - dinner parties - gambling -
  16. Business displaces romance. The Businessmen of Goldfield. Lawsuits, mine disputes, leasers replaced by corporations
  17. Philosphers of the Desert. Daily life of prospectors. Desert Travel and other problems. True friendships.
  18. Serio-Comic Greenwater. Death Valley's promotional mining camp - Greenwaters business, auto stages and newspapers - prices of goods and services - litigation
  19. The Birth and Obituary of Rawhide. The Last mad mining camp of a mad decade. Fame of Rawhide's mine, promotion and business - the funeral of Riley Grannan
  20. Profits vs. Romance. High-Grading and organized Labor - the Wobblies - panic of 1907. Labor troubles in Goldfield - the fire of 1923.
  21. What becomes of the prospector. Charles M. Schwab's investments

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