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  Handbook to the Gold Fields of Nebraska and Kansas. Being a Complete Guide to the Gold Regions of the South Platte & Cherry Creek.
Author: Byers, William N.; Kellom, Jno. H.
Date: 1859

As the title indicated, this booklet was a guide for those want to look for gold in the Cherry Creek area near present Denver, Colorado and in the South Platte area of Nebraska. The author included an account from a miner written in 1858 on the South Platte and provided a detailed listing of the equipment needed and its cost as well as a day by day guide to the route. The booklet contained a great deal of information about and advertisements from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha City, Nebraska Territory. The author of the handbook felt that the Pike's Peak gold rush was a myth.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Ck 917.81 B 99
Item Number: 102687              Number of images: 133
Keywords: Advertisements; Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory; Cherry Creek, Kansas Territory; Colorado; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Denver City, Kansas Territory; Gold mines and mining; Iowa; Nebraska Territory; Omaha City, Nebraska Territory; Pikes Peak gold rush; Travel
 
 

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