South Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush by James ChisholmSouth Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush by James Chisholm

South Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush

byJames ChisholmEditorLola M. Homsher

Paperback | August 1, 1975

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James Chisholm's journal exudes the smell of sagebrush and scenic panoramas, of torrential rain storms and night packing, of being small in a big land, and of honest, earthy people who, in business-like fashion, went about the task of risking life, limb, health, and what small fortunes they had, to hit the big one.
Lola M. Homsher was director of the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department.
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Title:South Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal of the Wyoming Gold RushFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 1975Publisher:UNP - Bison Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803258240

ISBN - 13:9780803258242

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James Chisholm's journal exudes the smell of sagebrush and scenic panoramas, of torrential rain storms and night packing, of being small in a big land, and of honest, earthy people who, in business-like fashion, went about the task of risking life, limb, health, and what small fortunes they had, to hit the big one.

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"If South Pass failed to produce gold in the paying quantities James Chisholm’s miners thought it would, Chisholm himself produced finer, more lasting gold in his journal account of Wyoming’s short-lived gold rush. His journal exudes the smell of sagebrush and scenic panoramas, of torrential rain storms and night packing, of being small in a big land, and of honest, earthy people who, in business-like fashion, went about the task of risking life, limb, health, and what small fortunes they had, to hit the big one. Chisholm sees with unpretentious eyes. His is an honest appraisal from a detached journalist, leavened with self-effacing humor. His prose is clean and clear. It can be read aloud and remembered."—Charles E. Rankin, editor of Montana: The Magazine of Western History - Charles E. Rankin - Montana: The Magazine of Western History