The Rush Of '72
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When two Kentucky prospectors, John Slack and Philip Arnold arrived penniless and near starving in San Francisco to deposit raw 'American' diamonds in the Bank of California, it caused quite a stir. Rumors flew across the city. This was going to be bigger than Kimberley and everyone wanted a piece of the action. But Slack and Arnold would be hard men to woo. This is a true story of the American West. What begins as a trickle in the Colorado mountains would grow into the great diamond rush of 1872 and ruin the lives of almost everyone it touched. ---
'Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's another surprise. This book is a marvel'. Johnny Dixon Frem