Land Of The Yankee Fork

By: Yarber, Esther (with The Assistance Of Edna and Arthur McGown)

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips, including a one and a half inch wrinkled tear to the bottom front panel. "Around 1866, a group of Montana prospectors led by Joel Richardson came to what would become known as the North Fork area searching for placer mining opportunities. When they came to a large tributary of the upper Salmon River, they set up camp and prospected for several weeks, but unfortunately did not find gold. However, before returning to Montana, they named the creek Yankee Fork, because everyone in the party was a Yankee. Prospectors continued to comb the area and in 1870 gold was found on a tributary of the Yankee Fork near Jordon Creek. Soon after the discovery, the Yankee Fork Mining District was organized. The first significant find was made by William Norton in July 1875, which produced as much as $20,000 in ore dug by hand by Norton and his partner, John Rohrer." (Legends of America website)

Title: Land Of The Yankee Fork

Author Name: Yarber, Esther (with The Assistance Of Edna and Arthur McGown)

Categories: Western Americana,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Publishers Press: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A41104

Keywords: Western Americana Esther Yarber Edna And Arthur Mcgown Idaho Idaho History Yankee Fork Idaho Mining Gold Mining Western americana,