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Nelson Point 9780963358202

Nelson Point

Portrait of a Northern Gold Rush Town

ISBN-10: 0963358200
ISBN-13: 9780963358202
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PUBLISHER: Pacific Sunset Publishing
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Product Description: Through this detailed portrait of Nelson Point as the quintessential northern mining town, you can discover for yourself the California Gold Rush experience. Gold Rush historians say this about Matuszak's latest work: "Matuszak brings Nelson Point to life through the words of the residents themselves, using diaries, letters, & government records. Through their eyes we mine for gold, struggle to provide a place to live, spend our leisure time from sports such as skiing to theatre & concerts as well as games of chance. It is truly a wonderful trip back in time for everyone."-Sacramento History Museum. Mr. Matuszak has through skillful narrative woven together the fabric of history that is Nelson Point. His decade of devoted research has paid off in a rich treasury of Gold Rush fact & lore. This is not just run of the mill history...Matuszak brings to life the many varied characters who made Nelson Point the metropolis of the mines that it once was, however briefly, ruled. The weft weaves the twenty-seven descriptive & well researched chapters together through tracing the thematic development of life in a mining camp, from politics to culture derived from written accounts, diaries, journals, letters, government & public statistics...This brand-new release is a readable, information packed account of one of California's "wickedest" gold camps. It is a must for California history buffs, researchers & students of California.

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PAGES: 270
CATEGORY: History, Technology & Engineering
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