By John D. McDermott
Gold Rush explores the enterprise and tradition of the gold rush within the Black Hills from the "Days of '76" to the current. Its 5 essays are filled with colourful characters, akin to Wild invoice Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Colorado Charley Utter, and contain eyewitness debts from the fewer famous, comparable to entrepreneur George Henchel, journalist Leander P. Richardson, and photographer William H. Illingworth. individuals additionally talk about the military's function in commencing the zone to non-Indians; study the gold rush's carrying on with effect on agriculture, logging, and tourism within the zone; and recreate well-known photos from Custer's 1874 day trip that all started it all.
Contributors contain John D. McDermitt, Harry H. Anderson, James D. McLaird, Bob Lee, Ernest Grafe, and Paul Horsted.
"Based on unique examine, all the essays deals new insights into the Black Hills gold rush. The reexamination of a few recognized themes and the presentation of recent fabrics by way of the authors will surely motivate additional research."—Journal of the West
"This number of essays succeeds in probing extra deeply into a number of features of the phenomenon, specifically the company and advertising of the gold rush, hence bettering our realizing of occasions and fascinating our curiosity as well."—Great Plains Quarterly
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