E-Sylum readers may be interested in a soon to be released historical novel about Dahlonega's gold rush era. The University Press of North Georgia will release Dahlonega's Gold on July 26. The book's narrative will bring to life Dahlonega's gold rush and U. S. Branch Mint, the miners who left Georgia to go to the California gold rush and much more.
The author, Anne Amerson, will be the guest speaker at the Southern Gold Society's annual gathering on Saturday, August 23 at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo. For more information about the SGS and its gathering, visit www.southerngoldsociety.org/about.html.
For show information, visit www.whitmanexpo.com.
David attached a press release with more details about the book. -EditorThe story of Dahlonega, Georgia, is told in a historical novel recently published by the University Press of North Georgia.
Dahlonega’s Gold, by Anne Dismukes Amerson, brings to life America’s first major Gold Rush, the tragedy of the Trail of Tears, the drama of the Civil War, and other turbulent events in both Dahlonega’s and America’s history. The tale is told through the experiences of the independent young Keziah Hamilton Cochran.
Amerson's presentation will focus on the Dahlonega's gold rush and U. S. Branch Mint, the miners who left Georgia to go to the California gold rush, and the Russell brothers' role in the Pike's Peak gold rush. The program will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 23 in meeting room 109.
Afterwards, there will be a book signing on the bourse in Hall A. Dahlonega’s Gold may be purchased ($19.95 + $3.95 shipping and handling) from the University Press of North Georgia on-site, or in advance by contacting B. J. Robinson, Department of English, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597 or calling 706-864-2964.
The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo will be at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta Thursday–Saturday, August 21–23. There will be dealers from across the country with coins, currency, supplies, and books for sale. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For the latest information about the show, visit whitmanexpo.com.
For more information on the book see: www.upnorthgeorgia.org
Wayne Homren, Editor
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