Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode by Peggy Jackson Walls

By Peggy Jackson Walls

Gold rushes in Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties attracted millions of miners years sooner than California�s recognized strike. In 1936, creation on the Hog Mountain mine prompted Alabama to be famous because the most sensible manufacturer within the Appalachian states. In Hog Mountain�s heyday, a neighborhood German settler stumbled on the valuable steel whereas digging a wine cellar. In Log Pit, unscrupulous speculators �shot� ore into rock crevices and �salted� nuggets on land to augment its sale price. A Cleburne County miner wiped clean over 11 kilos of gold and was once killed in a �free struggle� multi function day. sign up for writer Peggy Jackson partitions as she strains a century of gold mining in Alabama.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode PDF

Best us travel books

Wildflowers of Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains

Utilizing full-color images and expertly crafted prose, Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and nice Smoky Mountains turns an afternoon hike or force via our nation's most pretty and rugged expanse of forested mountains into an item lesson within the beautiful fantastic thing about nature.

Tennessee Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

The definitive selection of Tennessee's bizarre, wacky, and such a lot offbeat humans, areas, and issues, for Tennessee citizens and someone else who enjoys neighborhood humor and trivialities with a twist.

Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles

Mystery Walks: A jogging advisor to the Hidden Trails of la is a sequel to the preferred mystery Stairs: A strolling advisor to the old Staircases of l. a., and lines one other number of interesting city walks via parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by way of so much Angelinos.

Prohibition in Hamtramck: Gangsters, Gunfights & Getaways (American Palate)

The nationwide Prohibition Act was once no fit for Hamtramck. as soon as a small farming village, Hamtramck became a tremendous commercial urban in precisely a decade. With that got here huge, immense social difficulties and a unusual idea that the legality of alcohol wasn�t a constraint yet, particularly, a chance. Flaunting the notorious legislation turned a life-style in Hamtramck, the place it used to be as effortless to get a drink as an ice cream cone.

Extra resources for Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 21 votes