A Gold Rush Tragedy

A Gold Rush Tragedy

The George Hollingsworth Letters

by Lee E. Hollingsworth


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Recently Discovered Letters to Home from the Gold Mines of California – 1850–1854

When George Hollingsworth set out from Missouri in 1850, leaving his wife and four children behind, he promised his time away would be worth it. His letters to Elizabeth describe dreams of “making enough to live a life of comfort”—if he could just endure the journey, the trials, and find that rich claim! George’s fascinating story describes one man who sought to ease his suffering back home by striking gold in California. But what was life like back home? What was the experience of crossing those rugged plains and mountains? And why did so many people return from California empty-handed, if they returned at all? This firsthand account gives us a glimpse into the heart and mind of America in the 1800s—into the brutal realities and the strength of character it took to face them head-on.

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Format: 7 x 10 Color Paperback, 371 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 07, 2020)
ISBN10: 1478781300
ISBN13: 9781478781301
Genre: HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General

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Lee E. HollingsworthThe author has a lifelong love of history and family genealogy with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Natural Science. He was raised in rural Wyoming and Alberta, Canada, and inserts his western flair into this writing to give a depiction of the migration of dreamers that changed the course of our country. He has spent the last twenty years in California, living with his wife in Monterey and now Placerville where George first sought gold. Lee has two daughters and one grandson, John William.
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