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Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its… (edition 1999)
Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest by Roberta Martin Starry
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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.
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