|Title||:||Twilight of the Jackass Prospector: Death Valley Area Portraits of the 1930's|
|Number of Pages||:||61 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Twilight of the Jackass Prospector: Death Valley Area Portraits of the 1930's Reviews
This little book is 1930s photos of Death Valley area prospectors, with commentary by author Carter, who grew up nearby in Trona. It's a pretty near perfect book, to which I return time and again -- I bought the book new, probably in the Death Valley museum bookshop, when I was working in the area in the early 80s.You'll read of Panamint City, high on the rim of Death Valley, a boomtown where life was hard, fast and wild. And about Seldom Seen Slim, a "legend in his own grime." And of Pete Aguereberry and Shorty Harris, who found gold at Harrisburg Flats, which became Pete's home for the next 40-some years, until his death in 1945.There's probably not a large audience for this book, but if it includes you, you'll thank me for telling you about it. For more Death Valley miners' stories, see Philip Varney's Southern California's Best Ghost Towns: A Practical Guide -- which I should review too. Varney's research is always first-rate, and he's a wonderful writer.