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Gary Kurutz, in his
bibliography of the California Gold Rush, quotes Bancroft, who called this
book,"One of the most important contributions to the history of
Months in the Gold Mines
by E. Gould Buffum
classic of Gold Rush literature."
noted authority on Gold Rush literature, years ago wrote, Six Months in
the Gold Mines is "...one of the chiefest sources of authority for the
history of that period." Gould wrote with a journalist's eye to
educating Easterners of that period about how, when and where to mine
in California. He was a great storyteller.
"Buffum's occupation as a
soldier, miner and journalist in California from March
of 1847 through 1851 put him in a position to record California's most
important historic events. His intelligence, sensitivity and
insight make it a first-class record." John Hutchinson, Coloma,
Paperback, 129 pages, $11.95
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