BRIDES OF THE GOLD RUSH 1851-1859 by David Allan Comstock


Many of California's forty-niners returned home, married their Eastern sweethearts and brought their brides back to the mining camps. From contemporary news accounts and hundreds of actual letters written to and from the gold fields we get an intimate look at the rough and tumble (frequently violent) era of the 1850s.

444 pp. illus. maps; hardcover $15.00