Lewis Swindle has always been intereted in sharing information gained. In being interested in mineral collecting, and collecting minerals in Colorado for 25 years, he wrote five articles that were printed in one of the National Magazines related to the subject of minerals.
When the author moved to Northern California several years ago, to the heart of gold country, he became interested in the Historic History of the area, especially the gold fields and the finding of gold. As a result of this interest, the author had three books printed as a result of his research and interest. The first two books being on something nobody had done before, and that was to go through all the old newspapers on microfilm, and collect all the newspaper articles that reported on any discovery of gold being made from its initial discovery in 1848 thru 1875. The first book was The History of the Gold Discoveries of the Northern Mines of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt, As Told by the Newspapers and Miners (1848-1875).. The second book was The History of the Gold Discoveries of the Southern Mines of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt, As Told by the Newspapers and Miners (1848-1860). The third bok was on and covered The Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858 -- Was it a Humbug?
If the author had a second life to live over, one of his interests would have been that of a geologist or a lawyer. Thus while continuing the historical research of the area pertaining to gold discoveries through the old newspapers, the author's interest got sidetracked by a robbery that had been committed, than a crime of murder, which was found to be related. The main crime committed was considered so horrible for the times, it drew worldwide attention. The facts and events eventually revealed, made for another interesting chapter in California's early history, and what caused California to change its inheritance law, hence the author has brought forth his fourth book.
Also be Lewis Swindle:
The History of the Gold Discoveries of the Northern Mines
The History of the Gold Discoveries of the Southern Mines
The Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858