The Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 182

The Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 182 : September 25, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 182: September 25, 1909 The sulphides, the zincs and the gold-bearing quartz belong to a later era; at first there were only the car bonates. They lay without surface outcroppings, and in such manner that the only way to prospect was to sink shafts. Engineers and mining experts, working from rich ore bodies, calculated their drift or guessed at it; and the little claims that lay in the path of these drifts became of speculative value' to the big companies, even though the little claims showed no results as yet. So hundreds of men who did not know how to draw a check sold out and found themselves suddenly in possession of thirty, fifty, a hundred thousand dollars. The new city lay below the mines, forty thousand young, strenuous, merry souls, and a quarter of them ministers to dissipation. Down from the dumps went the foolish newly-rich into the hands of those who knew by the book how to extract dollars. And hundreds of the little for tunes never got beyond State Street, Leadville. Take, for example, Johnnie and Mike, as I shall call them. They were plain miners, working in the levels of the Silver Cord. The engineer in charge said one morning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 526g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024303380X
  • 9780243033805