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Historic women miners

Chris Enss of Grass Valley has a new book out. Following in her tradition of writing about the historic West, this one is about women gold prospectors.

“A Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors of the Old West” provides readers with twelve tales of the ladies who worked alongside men panning and digging for riches in the mountains of Colorado, California and all the way up to Alaska.

Says, Enss, “While many books have been written about the frontier women who ran brothels and boarding houses in mining towns, few have told the true stories of women who labored as hard as men out in the mines.”

The book includes archival photographs of the lady miners and the boomtowns they lived in.

The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and book stores; it may also be ordered through http://www.chrisenss.com.

Better yet, readers will receive a free copy of the book when they register to receive Enss’ newsletter at gvcenss@aol.com.

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