Bacon and Beans From a Gold Pan

Bacon and Beans From a Gold Pan This is the warm true story of Jesse and Dot Coffey who young and newly married turned to California s gold fields to eke out a living during the Great Depression The year was and Jesse Coff

  • Title: Bacon and Beans From a Gold Pan
  • Author: George Hoeper
  • ISBN: 9780944194133
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the warm, true story of Jesse and Dot Coffey, who, young and newly married, turned to California s gold fields to eke out a living during the Great Depression.The year was 1935, and Jesse Coffey, like millions of others during those hungry years, was out of a job He decided to capitalize on his life long fascination with gold mining, his knowledge of the woodlandsThis is the warm, true story of Jesse and Dot Coffey, who, young and newly married, turned to California s gold fields to eke out a living during the Great Depression.The year was 1935, and Jesse Coffey, like millions of others during those hungry years, was out of a job He decided to capitalize on his life long fascination with gold mining, his knowledge of the woodlands, and the enthusiastic support of his wife to move to the rich Mother Lode country along the foothills of the Sierra For than 4 years they mined the region s creeks and rivers, gleaning from a few cents to a few dollars a day in tiny, hard earned nuggets and gold dust At least, they always made enough with their gold pan and sluice box to buy bacon and beans But, they struck it rich in many other ways in their closeness to the natural world, in the warm companionship of the foothill natives and other snipers as the depression day prospectors were called , and in the satisfaction of their own freedom and independence As this nostalgic, entertaining memoir shows, Jesse and Dot Coffey had good reason to regard these experiences as the best years of our lives.

    857 Comment

    • John Gentry says:

      great feel good read. makes me want to go camping.

    • David Earle says:

      “Bacon and Beans from a Gold Pan” is the autobiographical journey of Jesse and Dot Coffey, who, young and newly married and living in San Jose, turned to California’s gold fields to eke out a living during the Great Depression. The year was 1935, and Jesse Coffey, like millions of others during those hungry years, was out of a job. So he and his wife decided to move to the rich Mother Lode country along the foothills of the Sierra and capitalize on his life-long fascination with gold minin [...]

    • Dulce says:

      Lovely story

    • Brian Cain says:

      If you have a little prospecting in your veins this is a great book.

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