Slumach's Gold

Slumach's Gold

In Search of A Legend

eBook - 2007
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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, B.C. : Heritage House Pub., c2007, 2008 printing.
ISBN: 9781926613253
1926613252
9781926613604
1926613600
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Antonson, Brian 1948-
Trainer, Mary 1948-

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