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Summary: Rush to California after the 1848 gold discovery alongside thousands of hopeful men and women. Meet news reporters, English gentry, miners, morticians, marriage brokers, bankers, fugitives, preachers, imposters, trail guides, map makers, cooks, missionaries, town builders, soiled doves, and more people who take advantage of the opportunities to make their fortunes in places where the population...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barbour Books, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAL

Kalman, Bobbie

Summary: Describes the lure of gold that drew both men and women west and discusses how they lived, the difficulties they faced, the impact of the gold rush on Native Americans, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 338.2741 KAL

Wheeler, Richard S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: W Wheeler

Richards, Leonard L.

Summary: It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and many of the regional crises in the lead-up to the Civil War. Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, only to be frustrated by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4 Richards

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of ValparaIso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate JoaquIn Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Blum, Howard.

Summary: Set in the last decade of the nineteenth century, this true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush describes a mystery surrounding the disappearance of gold bars stolen from the Treadmill Mine in Juneau, Alaska. Without clues, it appears the crime may never be solved, but Charlie Siringo of the Pinkerton Agency sets out on a rugged cross-country odyssey to catch the thieves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Trade 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 BLU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.02 Blum 2010

Yep, Laurence.

Summary: A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC YEP

Gray, Charlotte

Contents: Color and chaos. Arctic secrets, June 1896 -- Bill Haskell's dreams of gold, 1890-1896 -- Mob justice and wild dogs, June-November, 1896 -- "Five dollars to the pan!" October 1896-April 1897 -- Sourdough success, April-June 1897 -- Mining the miners. Father Judge's flock, May-June 1897 -- Belinda Mulrooney stakes her claim, June 1897 -- Jack London catches Klondicitis, July-October 1897 --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.9 GRA

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time Ranger, the time-traveling Golden retriever, finds himself in San Francisco in the middle of the great 1906 earthquake, and his mission is obviously to get a young Chinese immigrant, Lily Chen, to safety, but as they make their way through the ruined and burning city Ranger finds that he must also accomplish something else--finding Lily, who was sold as a servant by her parents, a new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 3
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Raum, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Describes the events of the nineteenth century California gold rush. Reader's choices reveal historical details of how miners traveled, how they looked for gold, and their impact on California's history"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Holliday, J. S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1981

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 HOL

Patron, Susan

Summary: In the "wild west" of an 1880s California gold-mining town, Angeline investigates the supposed murder of her father, a famous criminal lawyer, who she and her mother are certain is still alive. Includes historical notes and instructions for making a maskfrom muslin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

Dunn, Joeming W.

Summary: Tells of the discovery of gold at John Sutter's mill and how it changed California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC DUN

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Discusses the details of the California Gold Rush, from the miner's daily lives to the methods they used to pan for gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.404 BEN

Walker, Paul Robert.

Summary: Investigates life during the California gold rush that began in 1849 and the events that led to the settlement of the state, and examines the Klondike stampede of 1896 and the development of other forms of mining.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.404 WAL

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families-- American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-- as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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Collins, Terry (Terry Lee)

Summary: "In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Nickolas Flux as he travels back in time and must survive the California Gold Rush"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Follett 2010

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov embark on radically different paths when their plan to immigrate to America falls afoul. Billy's sister Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Gardner, Mark L.

Summary: Draws on primary sources, including newspaper reports, to recreate the hour-by-hour story of the James-Younger gang's last robbery, the ensuing manhunt and the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1552 GAR

Marks, Paula Mitchell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.04 MAR