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Gold Hunters (Borthwick)

John David Borthwick (1824-1892)

1. 01 - Ch. 1, Part 1, On to the Goldfields
2. 01 - Ch. 1, Part 2, On to the Goldfields
3. 03 - Ch. 2, Across the Isthmus
4. 04 - Ch. 3, Part 1, A City in the Making
5. 05 - Ch. 3, Part 2, A City in the Making
6. 06 - Ch. 4, Part 1, Life at High Speed
7. 07 - Ch. 4. Part 2, Life at High Speed
8. 08 - Ch. 5, Off for the Mines
9. 09 - Ch. 6, Looking for Gold
10. 10 - Ch. 7, Indians and Chinamen
11. 11 - Ch. 8, Miners' Law
12. 12 - Ch. 9, Gold Is Where You Find It
13. 13 - Ch. 10, Ursus Horribilis
14. 14 - Ch. 11, On The Trail
15. 15 - Ch. 12, Sitters For Portraits
16. 16 - Ch. 13, On the Way to Downieville
17. 17 - Ch. 14, The Reason for Lynch Law
18. 18 - Ch. 15, Growing Overnight
19. 19 - Ch. 16, A Band of Wanderers
20. 20 - Ch. 17, Chinese in the Early Days
21. 21 - Ch. 18, Down With the Flood
22. 22 - Ch. 19, A Bull and Bear Fight
23. 23 - Ch. 20, A Mountain of Gold
24. 24 - Ch. 21, In Lighter Mood
25. 25 - Ch. 22, Sonora and the Mexicans
26. 26 - Ch. 23, Bull Fighting
27. 27 - Ch. 24, A City Burned
28. 28 - Ch. 25, The Way We Celebrate
29. 29 - Ch. 26, Frenchmen in the Mines
30. 30 - Ch. 27, The Resourceful Americans

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This is a robust, rough and tumble, first-hand account of the early California gold rush years 1851-1854 by a Scottish adventurer and artist J. D. Borthwick. The first edition, published in 1857 was called Three Years in California. Reprints have used the more descriptive title The Gold Hunters.