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By Ferol Egan

Much of the wealth from the nice mining bonanzas of the 19th century American West flowed into San Francisco and made attainable the expansion of town and a few excellent own fortunes. one of the wealthiest and strongest of the Bonanza Kings have been William Bowers Bourn I and his son and successor, William Bowers Bourn II. Their wealth got here from wealthy mines in Nevada’s Comstock Lode and Treasure Hill and California’s Sierra foothills, in addition to astute company ventures within the booming port urban of San Francisco. Last Bonanza Kings tells their tale with all of the colourful element and sweeping experience of epic drama that the characters and their instances call for, surroundings them into the turbulent context of an age of rampant monetary and civic progress, significant technological advances in mining, lavish philanthropy, and splendid own lifestyles.

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