Monte Cristo. Northwest History, Philip R. Woodhouse.

Monte Cristo.

Seattle: Mountaineers, 1979. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the head of the spine. This copy is inscribed by the author. The Monte Cristo area, pocketed in spectacularly beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has long intrigued visitors with its colorful history, rooted in the search for deposits of gold and silver as rich as the Count of Monte Cristo. Here is the story of the region, from discovery to disillusionment and, ultimately, to the dust of a ghost town. The several decades of Monte Cristo's glory led to the construction of the Everett & Monte Cristo Railway (a marvelous engineering mistake) and the founding of the city of Everett as a processing and shipping point for the projected mining riches all events manipulated by Eastern corporate titans including John D. Rockefeller and the Guggenheims. Through boom and bust the struggling railroaders, miners, merchants, and their families dreamed, worked, failed, and sometimes died in Monte Cristo's unforgiving winters. What was the true extent of Monte Cristo's fabled riches? How could the skilled geologists of the day have been so wrong? Item #25550

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