1st Film; "The Golden West". A short romantic look of the history of Americans moving west in the pursuit of gold and silver. Eventually, the gold ran out and bustling communities turned into ghost towns. 13:00 M
2nd Film; "Ghost Towns of California". AKA the "Mother
Load". The great movement west
started by gold found on Sutters Mill in 1848.
Also includes towns like Mariposa, Coulterville, Hornitos, and Columbia. Plus the founding of Wells Fargo and the
Famous :Black Bart". 13:03 M
3rd Film; "Ghost Towns of the Great Divide". Starts of with a a short story on Wild Bill
Cody, then goes to a miner who found gold in the mountains of Colorado called
California Gulch in 1859. In 1877, the
town of Leadville was formed because of the great quantities of lead loaded
with silver. 12:52 M
4th Film; Ghost Town of the Rockies". In 1859, a miner named Greg Diggings, found gold at Pikes Peak.
and created a new gold rush in the Rockies. Almost over-night, 100,000 people
flocked to these hills. Towns like
Clear Creek, Gregory Gulch, Blackhawk, Idaho Spring and Central City grew into
functioning towns. Also includes the Famous Teller House plus the "Glory
Hole". 12:55 M
5th Film; " Ghost Towns of the Great Basin". In the heartland
of America lies the land called the Great Basin which covers over 100,000
square miles of the mid western part of America. A brief geological history of the area that explains why there
was so much gold and silver found there.
Towns like Austin and Hamilton of Nevada tell the stories gold and
silver strikes plus the famous Pony Express towns along the way. 12:41 M
6th Film; "Ghost Towns of the High Sierras". Story starts out with the town of Bridgeport
of 1862. Then, Aurora, Eureka, and Bodie. Gunfights, gamblers desperados, and
town hall girls sprung up with Gold Fever. Gold was plentiful, but food was
scarce and flour reached the cost of 22.00 per pound. 12:38 M
7th Film; "Ghost Towns of the Dakotas". Deadly stories of the Black Hills, the Badlands, and the town of Deadwood, where Wild Bill Hichok meat his end. 1870s, gold was found in the black hills and Indian wars broke out. Remember Custer's Last Stand. 12:58 M
Film; "Ghost Towns of Arizona Desert". Short stories of the town
Tombstone, like gunfights, rustlers, gamblers, and renegades. A gold miners
like Ed Strickland who found gold in 1877, was told the only thing he would
find was his tombstone. Instead, he
found one of the richest mine in Arizona.
After his strike, he named the village he lived in Tombstone. The rest
is history. Remember Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday? 12:13 M
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