This was necessary due to the nature of the ore deposits, buried as they were deep underground, and because Virginia City and Gold Hill were built in an arid region, far from necessary resources on the steep hillside of Mount Davidson. That give you the time to really get into how they think and act, you get a much better feeling of connection. Par exemple, lorsque vous recherchez un film, nous utilisons vos données de recherche et votre localisation pour afficher les cinémas les plus proches. Auramet International was the buyer of the gold and silver mined by Comstock Mining. When silver was first discovered on the Comstock, the flow of water from natural springs was adequate to supply the needs of the miners and small towns of Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. Usually I can read one in the same amount of time it takes to watch one of the movies based on his books. Although it has been some time since I have read one of his westerns, in recent years I have read , a collection of short stories, , his excellent memoir, and, for the umpteenth time, , his trans-European twelfth century epic.
Yet tragedy strikes and Val is soon orphaned. Most of L'Amour's westerns were short and to the point. To understand the polyglot population of the Comstock, it is necessary to separate the foreign-born into two discrete groups—the Europeans and the Chinese. Through the 1860's everything the miners needed was brought in on the backs of mules, and the silver and gold recovered from the mines left the area the same way. It's interesting to read all the filler material at the front and the back that consists of humorously shameless adulation of the author. An epic tale of a couple of characters who have a troubled childhood, and end up in a mining town in Nevada. According to the 1880 census, of 2,770 men involved in the mining industry on the Comstock Lode, only 770 were American born.
The good guys are so honorable and good, while the bad guys are greedy and loathsome, and the women? This discovery, now known as the Ophir Claim, triggered a rush of thousands of miners to the area. Yet tragedy strikes and Val is soon orphaned. Dozens of years had gone by; my impression was greatly changed! I've read all the others at least twice. Thus, no encrusted old guard lived in Nevada unless one considers Native Americans to keep the new arrivals down. That would be too bad since I think that this is really one of his best books. I remembered the romance and ruggedness, and the dastardliness of the main villain.
A well-researched novel set in the Old West. But in Nevada these anti-immigrant attitudes were applied mainly to the Chinese. Comstock Mining is going to change the mining business in the United States and North America. Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock District, amassed the single largest known repository of historical and current geological data on the Comstock region, secured permits, built an infrastructure and commenced surface mining production in 2012. It was high time to reread it. And when the ore was gone, the leadership departed. He eventually lost everything, however, was declared insane, and died in a private asylum in Woodbridge, California.
He can think for himself. By 1880, Virginia City's mines were as deep as 2,100 feet below ground level, deeper than any mines anywhere up to that time. No state had a greater sex disparity than did Nevada at its beginnings. Ja, det er en rigtig knaldroman. Miners and corporations went to court to fight over mining claim boundaries and whether the lode consisted on only one, continuous vein of ore or splintered into many veins. He used the money to open trade good stores in Carson City and Silver City, but ended up going broke.
The town's six-story hotel had the only elevator west of Chicago, and downtown had 110 saloons, several opium dens, and 20 theaters and music halls. The mobility of the European immigrants in Nevada is astonishing. All of the typical trademarks are here and are refreshingly handled. I went to meet him and his team. Louis L'Amour was an American author. I have always liked Louis L'Amour's westerns even when he seems to take shortcuts. Violence meets the family in America on two occasions at the hands of the same outlaws.
His books fall into two categories for me: the One Nighter like popcorn and the Three Nighter. Four Irishmen led by mining superintendents and discovered by far the richest ore bodies in the Comstock in 1873. The book meanders from character to character. The story was kindof predictable, but hey, who cares!. On July 26, 2017 the company announced it is finalizing joint venture deals with two larger mining companies. It lent out money at two per cent a month, undercutting smaller, less capitalized banks, and when the borrowers defaulted, it acquired mines and mills and hence controlling influence in Virginia City. The area produced almost 200 million ounces of silver and over 8 million ounces of gold in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
De onde dør og de gode lever. Way too much reflection and repetition by the main characters. McLaughlin soon lost the money, and died working odd jobs in California. The was a brilliantly conceived scheme for draining the excess water found in the mines. The nice thing about a Western setting is that the characters have a tremendous amount of leeway to act. This one ventures a little closer to Michener.
L'Amour knows his stuff and the mining details were interesting. Endnu engang har jeg været på jagt i min bogreol og ud væltede denne skønne bog. The gold deposits did not appear particularly rich, however, and most of the emigrants continued on to California. Oath vous présentera également des publicités personnalisées sur les produits de ses partenaires. And Comstock Lode is no different: it is a great story, chock-full of historical tidbits, intrigue and suspense, and it is a lot of fun to read. Once it was on the valley floor, the wood was transferred to the , itself one of the Comstock's engineering marvels, where it was transported to supply the square set timbering. Floods in the mines were sudden and miners narrowly escaped being drowned by vast underground reservoirs that were unexpectedly tapped.