Buckeye Rovers in the Gold Rush · An Edition of Two Diaries · By H. Lee Scamehorn · Edited by Edwin P. Banks and Jamie Lytle-Webb

When “California Fever” raced through southeastern Ohio in the spring of 1849, a number of residents of Athens County organized a cooperative venture for traveling overland to the mines. Known as the “Buckeye Rovers,” the company began its trip westward in early April. The Buckeye Rovers, along with thousands who traveled the overland route to California, endured numerous hardships and the seemingly constant threat of attacks from hostile Indians.

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Survival On a Westward Trek, 1858–1859 · The John Jones Overlanders · By Dwight L. Smith

When gold was discovered in the Fraser River country of British Columbia in the 1850s, St. Paul, Minnesota became the departure point for the plunge westward, as was St. Louis for the American gold rushes. Minnesotans soon caught the fever. Nine young men set out in July of 1858 for the goldfields of British Columbia.

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Klondike Women · True Tales of the 1897–1898 Gold Rush · By Melanie J. Mayer

Klondike Women is a compelling collection of historical photographs and first-hand accounts of the adventures, challenges, and disappointments of women on the trails to the Klondike gold fields. In the midst of a depression near the turn of the twentieth century, these women dared to act on the American dream.

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Mexico Mystique · The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness · By Frank Waters

In Mexico Mystique Frank Waters draws us deeply into the ancient but still-living myths of Mexico. To reveal their hidden meanings and their powerful symbolism, he brings to bear his gift for intuitive imagination as well as a broad knowledge of anthropology, Jungian psychology, astrology, and Eastern and esoteric religions. He offers a startling interpretation of the Mayan Great Cycle — our present Fifth World — whose beginning has been projected to 3113 B.C.,

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Breaking With Burr · Harman Blennerhassett’s Journal, 1807 · By Harman Blennerhassett · Edited by Raymond E. Fitch

First complete publication, newly transcribed from the manuscript, of Harman Blennerhassett’s private diary of his detention pending his trial for treason.

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Newport in the Rockies · The Life and Good Times of Colorado Springs · By Marshall Sprague

In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War cavalry hero, dreamed of a Rocky Mountain resort town where sedate, temperate, wealthy folk could enjoy life in tranquil comfort. From its inception as a tiny resort hamlet, Colorado Springs has grown into the second largest city in the Colorado Rockies, with a projected population by 1990 of 400,000.

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Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, L L. D. · By Julia P. Cutler and William P. Cutler

A fascinating description of the processes that laid the foundations for civilization in the Ohio Valley.

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The Mound Builders · By Robert Silverberg

Uncovers the history and culture of the ancient Americans who built Ohio’s burial mounds.

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Tocqueville’s America · The Great Quotations · By Alexis de Tocqueville · Edited by Frederick Kershner Jr. · Introduction by Frederick Kershner Jr.

"...boldness of enterprise is the foremost cause of (America's) progress, its strength, and its greatness." With that succinct statement a young French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, expressed his perceptive analysis of the United States, following a nine-month tour of the young republic beginning in May of 1831.

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Montana Pay Dirt · Guide to Mining Camps of Treasure State · By Muriel Sibell Wolle

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Bonanza Trail · Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of the West · By Muriel Sibell Wolle

This is the story of the men who sought for gold, from California to the eastern rim of the Rocky Mountains. Wolle writes colorfully of the unbelievable privations the men endured in penetrating the fastnesses of the high Sierra and the Rockies and in crossing the desert wastes of Arizona, Utah and Nevada; of the mines first discovered in New Mexico by Coronado and his men four centuries ago; and the first great rush that hit California in 1849.

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Black Hills Ghost Towns · By Watson Parker and Hugh K. Lambert

The Black Hills have been famous ever since the gold rush days of the 1870s when General George A. Custer’s expedition in the summer of 1874 found and advertised placer gold in the Black Hills valleys and a rush to the Hills began. Indian claimants to the area were placated, defeated or ignored and by 1875 a gold rush that continues to the present was under way. The Homestake Mining Company in the Black Hills is today one of the largest operating gold mines in the world.

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Stampede to Timberline · The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado · By Muriel Sibell Wolle

This book includes the story of 240 of Colorado’s mining camps, with emphasis on the human side. The men who swarmed to the mountains to find precious metal came in successive waves from the late 1850s on, combing the gulches, scrambling over the passes and climbing the peaks. Their story is full of adventurous chances, lucky strikes, boom conditions, reckless spending, banditry, claim jumping, railroad wars and labor troubles.

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I Have Spoken · American History Through the Voices of the Indians · By Virginia I. Armstrong

I Have Spoken is a collection of American Indian oratory from the 17th to the 20th century, concentrating on speeches focusing around Indian-white relationships, especially treaty-making negotiations. A few letters and other writings are also included.

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