Paperback / softback
October 1, 1989
9780872496583
English
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1.15 Pounds (US)
$19.99 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
June 12, 2013
9781611173604
English
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v2.1 Reference

The Gold Seekers

Gold, Ghosts, and Legends from Carolina to California

The first gold rush in the United States did not happen in California, as The Gold Seekers reveals. America's first gold rush was in the South.

This is the first book to tie together the earlier gold rush in the Carolinas and Georgia with the well-known California gold rush of 1849. It presents a history of the Southern gold rush and the legends that have grown up around it. Nancy Roberts tells how it all began in North Carolina, which supplied all the domestic gold coined at the U.S. Mint between 1804 and 1828. She tells the story of the discovery of the gold in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama and later in California and Colorado, including how the Virginia, Carolina and Georgia gold miners abandoned their mines within weeks after news arrived of the discovery of gold at Sutter's Creek. And, for a while, they were said to be the only experienced miners in the Western gold fields.

Ms. Roberts recreates with gusto and suspense the experiences of real people—the adventurers and entrepreneurs, family men and rascals, immigrants and bandits, entertainers and miners—and also includes several tales of the supernatural from that period.

About the Author

Nancy Roberts is a popular Southern writer who frequently lectures on folklore and creative writing. She received a degree in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina. Author of more than twenty books, Roberts blends suspense, mystery, and history with a talent for finding and chronicling stories of the supernatural. Her work has earned her the title of "custodian of the twilight zone" from Southern Living magazine.

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