Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to…

Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its… (edition 1999)

by Suzanne Knudson, Roberta Martin Starry

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Title:Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest
Authors:Suzanne Knudson
Other authors:Roberta Martin Starry
Info:Gem Guides Book Co. (1999), Edition: 2nd, Paperback, 112 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Ghost towns, California, 4WD Guides, GAR

Work details

Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest by Roberta Martin Starry

Recently added bysjohnson41, oldyeller69



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 096746370X, Paperback)

New Second Edition

The weekend explorer will find a fascinating area of California's rich gold rush history--The Rand Mining District--two hours north of Los Angeles. This is an area of wealth painfully scratched from the earth and all quickly lost, an era of ne'er-do-wells and dreamers, the lucky and the desperate. Here is a newly-revised and reworked edition of a popular guide to this fascinating mining district.

Splendidly Illustrated This book includes nine road maps to fascinating trips in the area, and 25 pages of photographs, including rare historic views.

An Historic Guide to the Area as well as a Road Guide for the Car This book encompasses a roughly rectangular territory from Red Rock Canyon on the west to the Pinnacles on the east. Within this area lie hundreds of mines, camps and diggings from by-gone days. Silent sentinels marking the hopes and dreams of the thousands of men who sought their fortune in the blazing sun of the eastern Mojave Desert. From the modern workings of the Yellow Aster Mine to the nameless prospects of the less than lucky miner. The traveler is introduced to the remains of one of California's most active mining areas.

A Valuable Handbook to Keep A day-trip guide for the off-road explorer, the desert enthusiast and the gold camp history buff, this includes detailed maps and directions for nine day trips, as well as historical background and anecdotes to enhance the traveler's appreciation of each site. Two and four-wheel drive suitable roads are clearly identified.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:53 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 115,072,471 books! | Top bar: Always visible