HIGHLY RESPECTABLE FAMILIES: The Cornish of Grass Valley, by Shirley Ewart (with Harold T. George)


Cornish tin miners, the world's most experienced underground mine workers, began rushing to California in 1849. By 1870 "Cousin Jacks" and "Cousin Jennies," as they were known, were so numerous in Grass Valley that their traditions and customs began to shape the ethical and moral standards of the entire community.

192 pp. illus. maps, glossary; paperback