Synopses & Reviews
Gold! A single handful of shiny nuggets changed Oregon from a quiet settlement in the Willamette Valley to a brawling frontier that stretched from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean. Thousands of adventuresome souls faced staggering hardships as they streamed across 2,000 miles of America's wasteland and then, armed with pick and shovel, headed for the mines. Oregon's Golden Years honors the men and women who came west in search of yellow metal.
"I know that mining buffs and historians will find this book interesting and worthwhile. Oregon's Golden Years should be in every family's library in the state of Oregon."—Lynwood Carranco, Eureka, CA, Journal of the West, Manhattan, KS Lynwood Carranco
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Men in search of treasure opened the gates to Oregon's wilderness and Oregon's Golden Years - with affection and good humor - honors these men and their imperishable lust for gold.
About the Author
Miles F. Potter was born in eastern Oregon in 1895; his grandparents on both sides came to Oregon in the 1860s. A graduate of Washington State University and a pharmacist he retired to John Day Vally Oregon and pursued his other interest; writing of Oregon's rich history.