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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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.02 Blum 2010

Krohn, Katherine E.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in the American West from the 1840s to the 1890s, examining the clothing and accessories of Native Americans, early pioneers, and the men and women of different social classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-first Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 KRO

Franklin, Jonathan

Summary: This is the account of the 2010 San Jose mine rescue in Chile, after one of the longest human entrapments in history. With his coveted "rescue pass," the author was permitted access far past the police perimeter. It would be seventeen long days before the miners were discovered alive and the world press descended. It would be another fifty-two days before the miners were all successfully...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.11 FRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.11 FRA

Fountain, Daniel.

Contents: Early gold and silver discoveries -- The 1860s silver lead rush -- The Ontonagon County silver rush -- The Ropes gold mine -- The Michigan gold mine -- Michigan Range prospects -- Ropes Range prospects -- The Dead River Gold Range -- Other Marquette County prospects -- Baraga, Iron and Dickinson County prospects -- Gogebic Range gold and silver mines -- Placer mining -- Fables and frauds --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 622.342 FOU

1 hold on 2 copies

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

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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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

Green, James R.

Summary: From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation’s largest labor union, and the legendary “miners’ angel,” Mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 GRE

Nies, Judith

Summary: Describes the darker side of the history of Las Vegas and Black Mesa, Arizona, including the relocation of fifteen thousand Navajo to mine coal for cheap electricity for the Vegas Strip and the precipitous drop in the water level of Lake Mead. An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.3135 NIE

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Wheeler, Richard S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: W Wheeler

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: "In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. In this fictionalized story, Carrie revisits those adventures, exploring the lessons she learned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC KIR

Simons, Donna Searight.

Summary: "In 1913, Paul Weyburn and his fellow copper miners have tolerated dangerous working conditions for too long. Some of their workmates are being maimed or killed thousands of feet underground. . .which one of them will be next? Paul leads some of the miners on a labor strike to bring attention to the dangers of blasting and drilling copper for low pay. Marie, his wife, struggles to raise their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Empire Publishing 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P SIM

Bryan, Jennifer Liu.

Summary: One snowy Christmas in the coal-mining town of Benham, Kentucky, nine children and their parents discover that the most precious gifts come from the heart, in this tale based on family members' recollections. Includes a historical family photograph of the Cole family in 1919 and an epilogue about the family's years following the story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Next Chapter Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC BRY

Todras, Ellen H.

Summary: Investigates how early settlers traveled west towards the Pacific in wagon trains, and examines the hardships they faced and the towns they founded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 TOD

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: Ruble Noon vows to protect Fan Davidge's ranch from dangerous people who seek the gold that is buried there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1989

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 33 RATED PG-13

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THI

Summary: Bringing alive 11 ghost towns, this feature explores the race west during the American gold rush.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 622 GHO

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 338.2741 KAL

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

Lehto, Steve.

1 hold on 4 copies

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Momentum Books 2006

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1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.4 LEH

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

Pagnamenta, Peter.

Summary: Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.02 PAG