California Gold Rush : a guide to California in the 1850s

by Ferris, Julie.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 979.4 F417
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
 
Call Number  ENF 979.4 F417
 
 
Summary
Stake your claim and start prospecting! The travel tips are as good as gold in this fascinating look at San Francisco in the 1850's. Look under headings such as "Shopping," "Accommodation," and "Top Attractions" and you'll find all the information you need to survive in this pioneer town. Children struck with "Gold Rush Fever" will discover what it's like to visit a ghost town; how the miners made their own soap from water, wood ash, and bear fat; why the gold dust under a miner's fingernails was as good as cash in any boarding house, and, of course, how to pan for gold in the river without getting shot at by rivals. Just to make sure young prospectors don't get lost, there's a fold-out map at the end of the book, and a "Historical souvenir" quiz to make sure they've sifted every nugget of fascinating fact.
Additional Information
Series Sightseers.
Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Guidebooks -- Juvenile literature.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
California -- Gold discoveries.
Publisher New York :Kingfisher,1999
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0753452189
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