Last Bonanza Kings

Last Bonanza Kings

The Bourns of San Francisco

Book - 2009
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Much of the wealth from the great mining bonanzas of the nineteenth century American West flowed into San Francisco and made possible the growth of the city and some fabulous personal fortunes. Among the wealthiest and most powerful of the Bonanza Kings were William Bowers Bourn I and his son and successor, William Bowers Bourn II. Their wealth came from rich mines in Nevada’s Comstock Lode and Treasure Hill and California’s Sierra foothills, as well as astute business ventures in the booming port city of San Francisco.
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2009
Edition: Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780874177862
0874177863
Characteristics: 289 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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