By Remi A. Nadeau (Author) A delightful, humorous and historical look at the towns and mining camps of California to be enjoyed by both the casual reader and the serious history buff. — Placerville Mountain Democrat A long-needed guide, provided by the historian perhaps most qualified for such a work. . . . . a beautifully designed, pictorially generous volume which reflects Nadeau’s ability to combine scholarship with writing style. — Los Angeles Times ISBN-10 : 0962710482 ISBN-13 : 978-0962710483