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Women of the Gold Rush "The new Penelope" and other stories by Frances Fuller Victor

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Published by Heyday Books in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English



  • California,
  • Oregon


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.,
  • Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.,
  • Women pioneers -- Fiction.,
  • California -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.,
  • Oregon -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementFrances Fuller Victor ; edited with introduction by Ida Rae Egli.
ContributionsEgli, Ida Rae, 1946-
LC ClassificationsPS3129.V57 A6 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 167 p. :
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL357833M
ISBN 101890771031
LC Control Number98017753

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