Emmett C.Harder

These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts: The Last of the Death Valley Prospectors

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Nowadays tourists from all over the world travel to Death Valley. However, most of them never see the romantic and mysterious badlands at the south end of the valley. This area is off beaten path, remote and dangerous! This book is about the gold hunters that loved to search the southern wastelands, the high hills and deep canyons, come hell or high water. It is about their last days an era, an era lost forever. The whole valley is off limits now for prospecting.
No longer can you hear the distant sound of dynamite nor will you see men or women in tattered denim clothes, with pick and shovel, working their mining claims. However in these pages you can step back to when they were there. And share their excitement and share their dreams — and you will be sure to strike it rich.
Take a journey into the peculiar world of Death Valley. This is was and still is the Old West. People try to make their fortunes here but often end up more destitute than when they started. And some end up losing their life in the process.
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