Publication date: 2002
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The Glory Days in Goldfield, Nevada
Goldfield, Nevada, was one of the Wests last mining boomtowns, centered on a fabulously rich gold deposit discovered in 1902 and exhausted by 1920. Goldfields heyday embraced both the final days of the western frontier and the beginning of the automobile age, and its brief but brilliant history combined elements of both.
Distinguished mining historian Sally Zanjani has a personal connection to Goldfieldher father was one of thousands who went there to seek his fortune. In this book, Zanjani tells the colorful history of the town, enhancing her story with the personal accounts of many of its residents.
The Glory Days in Goldfield, Nevada is an extensive photographic essay celebrating the centennial of the last gold rush on the western frontier. Goldfield is located located 183 miles north of Las Vegas and 263 miles south of Reno on U.S. 95.
Goldfield did not beckon long, but, like a roman candle on the Fourth of July, its brilliance dazzled the multitudes. They came, worked, speculated, schemed, played, and eventually left, but what a story between. Well-known western and Nevada historian Sally Zanjani . . . knows Goldfield as well as any person alive, a fact made abundantly clear in The Glory Days in Goldfield, Nevada. Duane A. Smith, New Mexico Historical Review, Winter 2005
The Glory Days in Goldfield, Nevada features the authentic voices of the gold-rushers themselves, drawn from their letters, reminiscences, and drawings, many never before published. Cheryll Glotfelty, Journal of the West, October 2004