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Title Guide to the Kansas gold mines at Pike's Peak
Author Gunnison, John Williams
Date 1859
Document Type Pamphlet
Region Kansas; Arkansas
Places Pike's Peak, Kansas City, Fort Laramie
Keywords mining, gold rush, topographical engineers, Native Americans, climate
Theme Mining and the Gold Rush
Publisher E. Mendenhall
Place of Publication Cincinnati, Ohio
Additional Information Full title: "Guide to the Kansas gold mines at Pike’s Peak: describing the routes, camping places, tools, outfits, etc.; from notes of Capt. J.W. Gunnison, topographical engineer; also, an address on the the new gold mines, delivered at Kansas City, by Col. Wm. Gilpin of Independence, Mo., accompanied by a map of the routes from eastern Kansas to the mines". The compiler of this rare guide book has not been identified. Gunnison had been killed by Native Americans in 1853, and his notes were used for part of the route. Gilpin, an enthusiast for any part of the West, was accustomed to seeing his words used for publicity.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 1693
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue