Synopses & Reviews
Race for the Gold is a novel based on the true story of Louis Remme, a French-Canadian cattle trader living in Oregon. In February of 1855, Remme was a relatively rich man, having deposited $12,500 in gold from the sale of his latest herd into the San Francisco branch of the Adams Express Company Bank. The future seemed bright, until a series of bank collapses cascaded and wiped out the Adams Express, and with it all the money Remme had in the world. But fate dealt Remme one last chance to save his fortune: with no telegraph to warn them, the only way for news to reach the Oregon branch of Adams Express so that they would not hand out any more money to depositors was by steamboat. In a race against time, Remme takes off on horseback through dangerous country; would he make it to the bank in Oregon in time?