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The Golden Quest

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Preface: Introduction
Chapter 1: El Dorado County - Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra and vicinity Preview
Chapter 2: Douglas County Preview
Chapter 3: Ormsby County - Carson City and vicinity Preview
Chapter 4: Storey County - Virginia City, Gold Hill and vicinity Preview
Chapter 5: Washoe County - Reno and vicinity Preview
Chapter 6: Indians and their wars in Nevada Preview
Chapter 7: Placer and Nevada Counties -- Tahoe City, Truckee and vicinity Preview
Bibliography and Index Preview



Fun stuff for tourists, September 6, 2005
{Amazon] Reviewer: Cathy (Michigan) 

This book is great! The writing was just a hoot! It's the most fun history book I've ever found. We used it as a guide while we traveled Northern California and it gave us great information and old pictures to compare to today's version of N. California.

19th Century Lake Tahoe & Western Nevada Mining Districts (The Comstock Lode)

Including Truckee, Tahoe City, Reno, Carson City, Virginia City, Genoa, Glenbrook and smaller California and Nevada communities within 30 miles of Lake Tahoe

Pages: 160 Photos: 144

with $45+ purchase



The Golden Quest chronicles life and times in the Lake Tahoe region during the 1800s.

Profusely illustrated with historic black and white photos and highly recommended for personal, academic, and community library American History collections, The Golden Quest And Nevada's Silver Heritage chronicles life and times in the Lake Tahoe region (including the Western Mining districts of Nevada) during the 1800s. Incorporating more than 130 personal stories from the men and women who lived and worked in the region, The Golden Quest And Nevada's Silver Heritage is enhanced with more than 130 personal stories drawn from journals, diaries, and letters. These stories and anecdotes showcase the humor, anguish, and determination of the people who settled the country. From tragedy to triumph, from hijinks to heroics, The Golden Quest And Nevada's Silver Heritage provides modern readers with a "you are there" perspective on what life was really like so long ago with all of its joys and tragedies, its hardships and successes.

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