Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps (Pictorial discovery guide)

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No one knows ghosts towns--nor what ghost town lovers want to know about them--like Philip Varney. Tony Hillerman. Get ready for adventure as ghost town expert Philip Varney takes you on a tour of Northern California’s most fascinating historic mining camps and ghost towns. Ghost Towns of Northern California provides background on the Gold Rush of 1849 and later strikes, as well as comprehensive information on more than 50 towns and sites--from out-of-the-way Campo Seco and New Idria to popular sites such as Coloma and Bodie. Varney also covers ghost forts, Chinese fishing villages, and the famous "ghost prison" of Alcratraz. If you’re an armchair visitor, you’ll appreciate the rich color photographs and descriptive text that bring the region to life. With chapters arranged by region and tons of travel information and maps, visitors will find this pictorial guide makes traveling the area a breeze. John Drew is the photographer of Ghost Towns of Colorado; he and his wife Susan Drew have photographed ghost towns throughout the West.

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By combining his personal travel observations with historical background, ghost town authority Philip Varney brings this region to life in 'Ghost Towns of Northern California'. The book is comprehensive, introducing readers to over 50 towns and sites -- from out-of-the-way Campo Seco, New Idria, and Bennettville to popular sites such as Coloma, Columbia, and Bodie -- capturing the spirit of the wild west by combining engaging, lively text with captivating current and historical photographs. Besides covering the Gold Rush of 1849 and the later strikes that led to the rise of these mining camps and ghost towns, Varney also visits ghost forts, two Chinese fishing villages, and the famous 'ghost prison' of Alcratraz. All of this fascinating information is accented by up-to-date travel information, including recommendations for tours and museums, maps, directions, mileage, and road conditions, making it easy for readers to ensure a safe, exciting trip.

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