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Arcadia Publishing produces another outstanding publication in its Images of America series, this time with a book about Austin, Nevada.
I get a lot of inquiries as to why is a certain town not listed in the WMH mining towns section or even why are so many towns missing from a state? I thought I'd clarify the issue in a blog post so please read on.
I have scanned and uploaded 24 images from postcards and prints I've had lying around for a while.
Nathaniel had continued leading his trading party north on the trail along the edge of the mountains. They traded cows and supplies as they went. Everywhere they went, men wanted meat and other supplies. Caleb was beginning to understand the full nature of the gold fields. Nathaniel had convinced Caleb they should charge ten ounces of gold per steer. Caleb had been against it at first, thinking it was too much, but everywhere they traveled, they sold cows and other food at prices beyond what seemed reasonable to charge, just as Lu had predicted. Gold seemed plentiful to some of the hardworking placer miners. Other groups would go together and pool their resources in order to get supplies and then split them up.
I Finally finished integrating the USGS mines place name coordinate database into Western Mining History. You can see the result here:
Database of Mines
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Town profiles have been added for Belmont, Nevada; Dayton, Nevada; Gold Hill, Nevada; Gold Hill, Nevada; Silver City, Nevada; Bodie, California
Calico Dorsey is a childrens book based on the real story of Dorsey, a dog that delivered mail in the boom town of Calico, California.