California"s gold rush country by Leslie A. Kelly

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Published by Les Kelly Publications in Huntington Beach, CA .

Written in English

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  • Historic sites -- California -- Pictorial works.,
  • Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • California -- Gold discoveries -- Pictorial works.,
  • California -- Guidebooks.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227) and index.

Book details

Other titlesCalifornia"s gold rush country, 1848-1998
Statement[Leslie A. Kelly].
LC ClassificationsF862 .K45 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 233 p. :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1024422M
ISBN 100965344304
LC Control Number96094597

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