Visiting the ageless Wild West boom town mining days and striking it rich! Back in the glory days, gold was $21 per ounce, now, in 2011, the price of gold is $1,535 per ounce. Today, it’s mainly a mother lode of memories; however, Jerry Smith states, “There’s still gold in them-thar hills!” Just when you thought that striking-it-rich was impossible, comes a fresh, New & Expanded Edition by demand of his bestselling, first-edition book; transporting one back in time to the boom town days of yesteryear, bringing back to life the ageless Old West mining-era days of prosperous boomtowns, miners, prospectors, pioneers, desperados, and million-dollar gold and silver mines. It is Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State (ISBN 9781598491173, paperback, 320 pages, and 8 x 10.)
Along with his Boom Towns & Relic Hunters crew, he relies upon a diverse team involving experts from specialties in GPS navigation, high-tech computerized metal detectors, gold recovery specialists, adventure seekers, and cultural historians. Jerry shows you the way to some of Washington’s most picturesque, abandoned sites whose yesteryears were as colorful as they were lively.
It would be well worth it to find all inclusive deals to experience first-hand the excitement of historic ghost towns such as Gold Hill, Nighthawk, Ruby City, Loup Loup City, the legendary boot hill grave site of famed desperado Frank Watkins, and million-dollar mines like the Montana Mine and Mill, the Red Shirt Mine, The Crescent Mine, Fourth of July Mine, The Million-Dollar Alder Gold and Copper Mine, and The First Thought Mine located by Jerry’s team of experts. Probe the secrets of these unprecedented “time capsules” as well as the clues they offer to extraordinary pioneer and mining days dating back over one-hundred years.
An expert in his own right, Jerry has authored numerous articles for various national magazines on the history of Northeastern Washington State. His articles and photography have appeared in Lost Treasure magazine, Washington Prospectors magazine, Gold Prospectors & Treasure Hunters magazine, Aero Mechanic newspaper, Okanogan Life magazine, Nostalgia Magazine, Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune newspaper, and he has served as an expert consultant on documentary TV shows about the history of the Northeastern Washington. In addition, he is frequently sought out to appear at book talks, book signings, and trade shows.
The chapter, information on Metal Detecting and Relic Hunting, is an added bonus. The chapter includes several pages on how to search out and locate long-lost valuable treasures from the past. In the literal sense of the word, arming one’s self with a little knowledge about using a metal detector; one’s research can actually lead to pay-dirt. So, as a reader, if you’re not looking to strike it rich, but would like to visit those colorful Old West days and relive some of Northeastern Washington State’s history, excitement is awaiting you in Jerry’s New & Expanded Edition, Boom Towns & Relic Hunters Of Washington State-Exploring Washington’s Historic Ghost Towns & Mining Camps. During the summer months, Jerry, an experienced adventure guide, stays busy leading his “Premier Guided Ghost Town Tours,” which allows tourists and vacationers, to experience for themselves the ghost towns, mining camps, and historic sites in beautiful Okanogan County. To actually visit these historic sites would make a great cheap vacation for families everywhere.
Don’t miss out! Order your book today! This second New & Expanded Edition is filled with over 320 pages, which includes over 137 of Jerry’s rare and historic photographs, 23 rare and one of a kind historic mining documents, complete with exact GPS locations, and 25 new adventure stories.
In addition, the book makes a great self-guided ghost town reference book to carry in one’s automobile while visiting this part of Washington State. For those planning a trip to Northeastern Washington State, the guide will provide “advanced” information for a greater appreciation of the historic sites one can experience upon arrival.
Or order direct from Boom Towns & Relic Hunters and save. The total amount for (1) book, including shipping, handling, and sales tax is $38.95. Please include the address where you would like your book shipped. To place your order, please make personal check, cashier check, or money order payable to:
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters
P.O. Box 914
Black Diamond, WA. 98010
Educational institutions, wholesale clubs, retail bookstores, bookstore chains, public or regional libraries, museums, gift shops, and retailers that are interested in carrying Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State, are asked to please contact his distributors at:
Partners West Book Distributing, Inc.
1901 Raymond Ave. SW, Suite C
Renton, WA 98055
American West Book Distributing, Inc.
1254 Commerce Way
Sanger, CA 93657
Classic Day/Peanut Butter Publishing
2925 Fairview Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Interested in reading more about author, explorer, treasure hunter, and tour guide Jerry Smith?
“Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State by Washington State ghost town and historic site expert, Jerry Smith, showcases more than one hundred ghost town locations accessible to the traveler or tourist with a keen interest in relics of American history. Enhanced with a wealth of true stories, folklore tales, boom town stories, black-and-white photographs, and more, Boom Towns & Relic Hunters Of Washington State is a truly fascinating book to leaf through, offering both on-the-road and armchair travelers a window to the rougher, fiercer, Washington State of over a century ago.”
James A. Cox,
Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
Jerry Smith spent his teen years fishing, hunting, camping, and searching the mining camps and ghost towns of Washington State, with his Father. He was always fascinated with Washington’s history, its miners, prospectors, pioneers, Native Americans - and the ghost towns, artifacts and relics they left behind.
In his book, “Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State,” Smith takes the reader on a one-of-a-kind guided tour into the rugged mountains of “Okanogan” country. It is a thrilling account of Smith’s successful quest to locate and document the state’s million-dollar gold mines, ghost towns and mining camps of yesteryear, as he brings them to life once more in the mind of his readers.
The book highlights the wild gold rush days in Northeastern Washington, from the 1860s-1897, and focuses on six historic mining counties: Okanogan; Stevens: Pend Oreille; Chelan; Kittitas; and Ferry. Smith uses historic and modern photographs, historic mining documents, personal letters, old miner’s catalogs and equipment lists, interviews, and personal observations to bring these locations to life.
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State, contains over a hundred detailed ghost town and gold mining camp locations, including GPS coordinates. Chapters include in-depth looks at the ghost towns of Northeastern Washington by County; short histories of the local Native American tribes and leaders; Boom Town stories; Historic Mines; Folklore and Treasure Legends; Tips on metal detecting and artifact collecting in ghost towns and mining camps; and the Treasure Hunters Code of Ethics.
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