Money Mountain by Marshall Sprague
The Story of Cripple Creek Gold

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Written in a folksy, ""hi there, podner"" style, this may prove a hit in the Western market, though there's an oversupply of coyness in some of the writing and a number of unimportant stories are stretched to almost unendurable length just for their anecdotal value.
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Money Mountain, first published in 1953, is the story of the fantastically rich Cripple Creek gold mines of Colorado. Detailed are the discovery of the lode and the first mining claims, the development of the town, the incredible wealth generated by the gold, the inevitable labor strife, disasters such as fires and floods; all well-researched and presented in an entertaining style. Included are 13 pages of maps and photographs. Marshall Sprague (1909-1994) authored a number of books and articles on the American West.
 

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Published October 17, 2015 by Pathfinder Books.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction
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on Aug 12 2017

Written in a folksy, ""hi there, podner"" style, this may prove a hit in the Western market, though there's an oversupply of coyness in some of the writing and a number of unimportant stories are stretched to almost unendurable length just for their anecdotal value.

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