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
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 Amazon.com