The Gold Hunters (Borthwick)

John David BORTHWICK (1824 - 1892)

This is a robust, rough and tumble, first-hand account of the early California gold rush years 1851-1854 by a Scottish adventurer and artist J. D. Borthwick. The first edition, published in 1857 was called Three Years in California. Reprints have used the more descriptive title The Gold Hunters. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Westerns

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Ch. 1, Part 1, On to the Goldfields Sue Anderson
00:25:48
Play 02 01 - Ch. 1, Part 2, On to the Goldfields Sue Anderson
00:21:57
Play 03 03 - Ch. 2, Across the Isthmus Sue Anderson
00:31:58
Play 04 04 - Ch. 3, Part 1, A City in the Making Sue Anderson
00:20:44
Play 05 05 - Ch. 3, Part 2, A City in the Making Sue Anderson
00:20:34
Play 06 06 - Ch. 4, Part 1, Life at High Speed Sue Anderson
00:27:48
Play 07 07 - Ch. 4. Part 2, Life at High Speed Sue Anderson
00:26:35
Play 08 08 - Ch. 5, Off for the Mines Sue Anderson
00:33:20
Play 09 09 - Ch. 6, Looking for Gold Sue Anderson
00:28:03
Play 10 10 - Ch. 7, Indians and Chinamen Sue Anderson
00:31:57
Play 11 11 - Ch. 8, Miners' Law Sue Anderson
00:27:01
Play 12 12 - Ch. 9, Gold Is Where You Find It Sue Anderson
00:25:28
Play 13 13 - Ch. 10, Ursus Horribilis Sue Anderson
00:23:34
Play 14 14 - Ch. 11, On The Trail Sue Anderson
00:19:21
Play 15 15 - Ch. 12, Sitters For Portraits Sue Anderson
00:25:29
Play 16 16 - Ch. 13, On the Way to Downieville Sue Anderson
00:15:09
Play 17 17 - Ch. 14, The Reason for Lynch Law Sue Anderson
00:23:18
Play 18 18 - Ch. 15, Growing Overnight Sue Anderson
00:26:43
Play 19 19 - Ch. 16, A Band of Wanderers Sue Anderson
00:20:59
Play 20 20 - Ch. 17, Chinese in the Early Days Sue Anderson
00:18:46
Play 21 21 - Ch. 18, Down With the Flood Sue Anderson
00:18:26
Play 22 22 - Ch. 19, A Bull and Bear Fight Sue Anderson
00:30:13
Play 23 23 - Ch. 20, A Mountain of Gold Sue Anderson
00:21:45
Play 24 24 - Ch. 21, In Lighter Mood Sue Anderson
00:17:09
Play 25 25 - Ch. 22, Sonora and the Mexicans Sue Anderson
00:19:39
Play 26 26 - Ch. 23, Bull Fighting Sue Anderson
00:17:48
Play 27 27 - Ch. 24, A City Burned Sue Anderson
00:15:31
Play 28 28 - Ch. 25, The Way We Celebrate Sue Anderson
00:16:50
Play 29 29 - Ch. 26, Frenchmen in the Mines Sue Anderson
00:22:33
Play 30 30 - Ch. 27, The Resourceful Americans Sue Anderson
00:16:53