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Mrs. Hartley and the Senator
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
In a unique newspaper-article format, this is the story of how two women were drugged and then raped by two different Senators from Nevada, and how one of the women shot to death her rapist; it brings to life the last decade of the Nineteenth Century in California and in Nevada, after the rise of the railroad but before the advent of the motor car.
James Quirinus Cornelius van den Bosch: Unsung Hero of the Race to the Reese
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This brilliant Dutch immigrant was the first to identify silver ore in central Nevada and to develop the method that made its milling practical.
The Getchells and The Betty O'Neal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Biography
The Betty O’Neal Mine was discovered in 1877, incorporated in California twelve years later, and taken to patent in 1892. Lysander Getchell was the first to recognize the full potential of the mine. After his death in 1918 his son Noble became the general manager for the mine, and developed the Betty O’Neal into the largest producer of silver in Nevada throughout most of the 1920s.
Larger Than Life: The Exploits of the Miner and Adventurer David E. Buel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Mariner, soldier, prospector, fearless sheriff, legislator, Indian agent, politician, town founding father, mining district developer, mining magnate, bon vivant, civic leader, philanthropist, explorer, businessman, promoter…. David E. Buel did it all in his lifetime.