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Relive California's history in 'The Golden Highway'

Amador Ledger Dispatch

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Living in Amador County can sometimes feel like taking a step back in time to the true Gold Country, but local publisher Electric-Canvas is hoping to do even better with its new book, "The Golden Highway: Highway 49, Volume II."

The second in a series on Highway 49, and third in the "Golden History" series, the book takes a novel approach - the text is compiled from actual documents created in the time period. Filled with excerpts from newspapers and personal correspondence, "The Golden Highway," launches readers back 150 years to the Gold Rush. The book also contains hundreds of restored vintage photographs, collected from museums and private collections with emphasis on previously unpublished finds.

This approach to historical writing has not gone unnoticed by critics and the "Golden History" series has claimed awards from the Independent Publisher magazine, and the Sacramento Historical Society.

Copies of "Golden Highway" can be found at Raley's supermarkets and online at 

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