Mines of the American West Butte County CaliforniaMines of the American West Butte County California



This is the Second Edition of Butte County, which was the seventieth book in a series of books on Mines of the American West and the fiftieth on counties in California.

Author: Ivan Herring

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ISBN: 9798505970355

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Page: 158

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This is the Second Edition of Butte County, which was the seventieth book in a series of books on Mines of the American West and the fiftieth on counties in California. This book contains over 660 entries covering mines, historic mining companies and mining districts in Butte County. (That's over 25% more mine entries and 242% of the data contained in the First edition.) The books are intended for the use of small miners, "rockhounds", metal-detector enthusiasts, hikers, campers, off-roaders and others. Modern GPS coordinates, most of which are from USGS records, have been associated with the majority of the records to allow the reader to do a little "prospecting from their computer", using available on-line tools. In this book many of the locations have been reviewed using on-line tools, especially when attempting to locate the mine through the use of the coordinates. This allows the locations of the coordinate points to be visibly identified; and, in many cases the best ways to access them. Where I have been able to find a reference as to the "location accuracy" of the coordinates, I have included it. On-line mapping tools allow the reader to pursue their interests and review locations when the weather is bad or they only have limited blocks of time. It also will allow the reader to maximize their use of time when they can physically visit the areas, after getting permission of the Owners, when necessary. Also, as a benefit to physical site visitors, some of the mines have been grouped by Mining District, where such existed. Some of the entries for these Counties have been developed while I was working on other projects ranging from developing data for other book series to various consulting assignments.

The Great ThirstThe Great Thirst



Grain : The Hy- draulic Mining Controversy in California's Sacramento Valley — A Chapter in the Decline of Laissez ... 159 ; Frank T. Gilbert , Harry L. Wells , and W. L. Chambers , History of Butte County , California ( San Francisco ...

Author: Norris Hundley Jr.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520925297

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The story of "the great thirst" is brought up to date in this revised edition of Norris Hundley's outstanding history, with additional photographs and incisive descriptions of the major water-policy issues facing California now: accelerating urbanization of farmland and open spaces, persisting despoliation of water supplies, and demands for equity in water allocation for an exploding population. People the world over confront these problems, and Hundley examines them with clarity and eloquence in the unruly laboratory of California. The obsession with water has shaped California to a remarkable extent, literally as well as politically and culturally. Hundley tells how aboriginal Americans and then early Spanish and Mexican immigrants contrived to use and share the available water and how American settlers, arriving in ever-increasing numbers after the Gold Rush, transformed California into the home of the nation's preeminent water seekers. The desire to use, profit from, manipulate, and control water drives the people and events in this fascinating narrative until, by the end of the twentieth century, a large, colorful cast of characters and communities has wheeled and dealed, built, diverted, and connived its way to an entirely different statewide waterscape.

The World Rushed InThe World Rushed In



Anybody's Gold: The Story of California's Mining Towns. New York, 1941. ... The Mining Frontier: Contemporary Accounts from the American West in the Nineteenth Century. Norman, OK, 1967. ... History of Butte County, California.

Author: J. S. Holliday

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806181219

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Page: 577

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When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.” Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.

California Gold CampsCalifornia Gold Camps



The second map is entitled The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek; Surveyed and Drawn by Order of ... John Doble's Journal and Letters from the Mines, ed., Charles L. Camp (Denver: Old West Publishing Co., 1962).

Author: Erwin G. Gudde

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520261440

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Page: 479

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Many books have been written about the California Gold Rush, but a geographical-historical dictionary has long been lacking. With the publication of California Gold Camps, a monumental project has been completed. California Gold Camps is a basic reference that will be indispensable to the historian, the geographer, and to the general reader interested in California's colorful past.

Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky MountainsStatistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains



Stamp - mills , relative efficiency of , Butte County , California . Stamp - mills , relative efficiency of ... Union and Baker Counties , history of mines in Upper Yellowstone , exploration of valley of . Utah , bullion product of .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044103134557

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Page: 600

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Historical Archaeology Through a Western LensHistorical Archaeology Through a Western Lens



... Hard Places: Reading the Landscape of America's Historic Mining Districts. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City. Goetter, Karin L. 2005 Lime Light: The Lime Manufacturing Industry in 19th Century Oroville, Butte County, California.

Author: Mark S. Warner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496200358

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Page: 400

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The mythic American West, with its perilous frontiers, big skies, and vast resources, is frequently perceived as unchanging and timeless. The work of many western-based historical archaeologists over the past decade, however, has revealed narratives that often sharply challenge that timelessness. Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens reveals an archaeological past that is distinct to the region--but not in ways that popular imagination might suggest. Instead, this volume highlights a western past characterized by rapid and ever-changing interactions between diverse groups of people across a wide range of environmental and economic situations. The dynamic and unpredictable lives of western communities have prompted a constant challenging and reimagining of both individual identities and collective understandings of their position within a broader national experience. Indeed, the archaeological West is one clearly characterized by mobility rather than stasis. The archaeologies presented in this volume explore the impact of that pervasive human mobility on the West--a world of transience, impermanence, seasonal migration, and accelerated trade and technology at scales ranging from the local to the global. By documenting the challenges of both local community-building and global networking, they provide an archaeology of the West that is ultimately from the West.

Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky MountainsStatistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains



The vicinity of Forbestown is likely to become the scene of active quartz - mining before the close of 1874 . ... mining interest at Cherokee , Butte County , California , is , so far , chiefly represented by the Spring Valley Canal and ...

Author: Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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ISBN: UCAL:B4267494

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Page: 622

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Settlers of the American WestSettlers of the American West



Farmer and Writer The area outside Bodie, California, regained prominence from 1870 to 1877 after the discovery in ... that characterized the Centennial Saloon and fourteen other dance halls and filled columns in the Coso Mining News.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619040

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Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers—the gold-crazed ’49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance of the trailblazers created demand for a gamut of unsung adventurers—surveyors, financiers, politicians, surgeons, entertainers, grocers and midwives—who built communities and businesses in the wilderness amid clashes with Indians, epidemics, floods, droughts and outlawry. Chronicling the worthy deeds, ethnicities, languages and lifestyles of ordinary people who survived a stirring period in American history, this book provides biographical information for hundreds of individual pioneers on the North American frontier, from the Mississippi River Valley as far west as Alaska. Appendices list pioneers by state or country of departure, destination, ethnicity, religion and occupation. A chronology of pioneer achievements places them in perspective.

Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky MountainsStatistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains



Stamp - mills , relative efficiency of , Butte County , California .... Stamp - mills , relative efficiency of ... Union and Baker Countios , history of mines in Upper Yellowstone , exploration of valley of . Utah , bullion product of .

Author: United States. Department of the Treasury

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ISBN: UOM:39015014812450

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Page: 602

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