In 1849, the Gold Rush was on! A hundred and fifty years later, the era still captures the American imagination. This fantastic book goes into great detail about the real lives of the brave `49ers and those who followed them, facing unbelievable hardships in the hopes to striking it rich-finding the Mother Lode. This book is a must for those interested in the realities of Gold Rush life, shown in over 225 period photographs. Mining stock certificates, currency and newspapers from the day are also shown, along with antique mining tools-all with current values provided for collectors. By David W. Pearson, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with 225 photos, 166 pages soft cover.