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Hard gold

the Colorado gold rush of 1859, a tale of the Old West

1st ed.

Published by Scholastic Inc. in New York .
Written in English.


About the Book

Determined to find his nineteen-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse, who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family's Iowa farm, twelve-year-old Early Whittcomb joins up with a barber, his wife, and his daughter on a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858.

Table of Contents

How it began
My brothers
Bad news and good
Hard times, strange times
A whole lot of time
I find a way
I leave home
Westward, ho!
We head west
Mr. Mawr
News about Jesse
Farewell to Iowa
Into Nebraska
Going on
The long trail
Cherry Creek!
Denver House
Going after Jesse
Into the mountains
Gold Hill
The rest of my life
Author's note
Illustration credits.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-229).

Ages 8-12.

A Junior Library Guild selection

Series An I witness novel

The Physical Object

Pagination 229 pages :
Number of pages 229

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26331212M
Internet Archive isbn_9780545249096
ISBN 10 0545249090
ISBN 13 9780545249096
OCLC/WorldCat 747730234

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