Col. Ewing Returns to Nevada: The Story of Thomas Ewing’s Las Mining Venture in the Buckaroo Canyon 1912-1919; Ocean to Ocean, Motorcycling and Automobiling Across North Central Nevada, 1901-03

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Col. Ewing Returns to Nevada: The Store of Thomas Ewing’s Last Mining Venture in the Buckaroo Canyon, 1912-1919 by Jere Baker

At 74, Col Ewing embarked on his last venture to develop and run a successful corporate mining enterprise. Beginning his career in the mercantile business, he was a self-taught exploiter, developer and notable figure in the mining industry. His last adventure in Buckaroo Canyon chronicles his struggles with investors and mine issues from its beginning in 1911 until his death in September of 1918.

Ocean to Ocean: Motorcycling and Automobiling Across North Central Nevada, 1901 – 1903 by Phillip I. Earl 

With automobiles becoming the new rage in the east, challenges to arose to spur hearty pioneers to attempt driving from San Francisco to Ohio. Along the way, mud, sand, lack of connecting roads and other hardships plagued those who tried. Detailed journals recall those daily trials and tribulations encountered while crossing Nevada prior to the creation of the road system.