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Colorado's Great Depression Gold Rush

Colorado's Great Depression Gold Rush: The Oliver Twist Tunnel by V. Larry Frank Jr.

Reviewed by L. Bennett

During the Great Depression lots of miners lost their jobs, but George Elder and son Robert were hiring experienced miners. They were reopening the Oliver Twist mine at Colorado's Mosquito Pass, convinced there was a fortune in gold awaiting their carefully planned venture. They had good ideas, hired men with the right abilities, and enjoyed financial support from their stockholders. The mine's history is a testament to the power of hope and faith that the next shovel full of earth will hold riches. Author Larry Frank had access to Elder family archives so his book is told with detail, names of participants, and has lots of photographs stuffed into just 168 pages.

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