A Road to Riches: The Randsburg Railway Company and Mining District by Philip C. Serpico about an historic epic of California desert railroading and operations in the Rand Mining District from 1897 to 1934 which was built from Kramer to Johannesburg, California by private interests to serve the rich mining district.
Read about the discovery of gold on Rand Mountain, the immense tungsten deposits at Atolia, and the rich silver find at Red Mountain; also included is material on the various stamp mills serving the area. This is a wonderful reference addition to any library on California desert mining and railroading.
Contents: Introduction, pp 6-10;Ch. 1: The Gold in 'em Hills, pp. 11-21;Ch. 2: Randsburg Railway Company, pp. 21-56;Ch. 3: Tungsten and Atolia, pp. 57-74;Ch. 4: The Great Silver Strike, pp. 75-82;Ch. 5: Decline and Depression, pp. 83-88;Ch. 6: Epilogue, pp. 89-112.
Omni Publications, hardcover, 112 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., more than 150 B&W photographs and illustrations including maps, railroad timetables and station plats.