Slumach's Gold

Slumach's Gold

In Search of A Legend

Book - 2007 | 2007 ed
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Slumach's Gold chronicles what is possibly Canada's greatest lost-mine story. It searches out the truth behind a Salish man's hanging for murder in 1891 and tracks the intriguing legend about him that grew after his death. It was a legend that turned into a drama of international fascination when Slumach--the hanged criminal--was mysteriously linked to gold nuggets "the size of walnuts." The stories claimed that Slumach had placed a curse on a hidden motherlode to protect it from interlopers and trespassers just before he plunged to his death "at the wrong end of a five-strand rope." Although many have attempted to find Slumach's gold over the past 100 years, following tantalizing clues that are part of the legend itself, none have succeeded--or have they? Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer and Brian Antonson have diligently sifted through history and myth, separating fact from fiction, but leaving the legend intact--along with the promise of gold yet to be found by some future gold seeker.
Publisher: Surrey, BC : Heritage House : 2007
Edition: 2007 ed
ISBN: 9781894974356
Branch Call Number: SC622.342 An88s 2007
Characteristics: 159p illus
Additional Contributors: Trainer, Mary
Antonson, Brian 1948-
Alternative Title: In search of a legend


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