Best Read [Nicholas Clapp] ☆ Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier || [Science Book] PDF ã

By Nicholas Clapp | Comments: ( 290 ) | Date: ( Sep 19, 2019 )

In the 1890s, historian Frederick Jackson Turner lamented that the frontier was gone and with it the Old West, but overlooked was some 50,000 square miles of a frontier line outlining the Mojave Desert the Last Frontier In this arid land, unsettled and sketchily mapped written off as godforsaken and worse there would now be a headlong 25 year rush for richesand for the OlIn the 1890s, historian Frederick Jackson Turner lamented that the frontier was gone and with it the Old West, but overlooked was some 50,000 square miles of a frontier line outlining the Mojave Desert the Last Frontier In this arid land, unsettled and sketchily mapped written off as godforsaken and worse there would now be a headlong 25 year rush for richesand for the Old West a grand, tumultuous, rowdy Last Act Overnight towns named Randsburg, Tonopah, Goldfield, Rhyolite, Greenwater, Skidoo, Ballarat, and Bagdad popped up in this arid desert as gold and silver was discovered The rush was on as miners worked their various digs the Yellow Aster, the Lost Gunsight, Mizpah, Belmont, Mohawk, Florence, the Lost Breyfogle, Bullfrog, Bagdad, and the Glory Hole Just as quickly ghost towns replaced booming towns as mines played out All of this is captured in rare photographs of the day assembled with interpretive text.


  • Title: Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier
  • Author: Nicholas Clapp
  • ISBN: 9780932653062
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier

  • Lawrence Hogue

    The history of the western U.S. is a history of booms and busts. A lode is discovered or a policy isenacted (the Homestead Act, the wind energy tax credit). Where once was “pristine” (lightly populated, subtly changed) nature, civilization rushes in, with all its attendant virtues and vices. Then the ore plays out, or the policy changes, or the rain fails to follow the plow. The people move on, leaving the rusting tin cans, the broken dreams, the windmills creaking idly in the wind.And they [...]


  • Bill

    I really enjoyed this. The layout is gorgeous, with plenty of room for large size photographs along with interesting facts written in a folksy tone that really fit the material. I would love to hear the author present this material in person. I've been to various parts of the Mojave desert and visited the ruins of Rhyolite and Ballarat, both of which make brief appearances in this book. It was fascinating to read about how fleeting these booms and busts were. Not to mention how recent. For examp [...]


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