"Jackson's Diary of '59" First Edition (123577)

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 Jackson's Diary of '59  First Edition  (123577)
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[20] pp. Illustrations from photos, engravings, etc;. 6¼x4, original limp suede covers, title and gold nugget in gilt on front. Jackson had been working in the California gold placers in 1853-57 and so was practiced in the techniques of prospecting and mining. This is the diary of the man credited with first discovering gold i. n Colorado and beginning the Colorado gold rush. In January of 1859 Jackson located a claim near the confluences of Clear Creek and Chicago Creek near Arapahoe city. A group of fellow miners arid Jackson formed The Chicago Mining Co. (Reference: Colorado History 9th ed. By Ubbelobde, Benson and Smith, pp.65) Rare. Some edge wear; first and final leaves detached and with some edge chipping; else very good.

Date: 1929
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State: Colorado

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