One of the more interesting stopovers on the West Coast, Charleston has a rich history of being a boom and bust town. The gold in the nearby beach sands and the ancient inland beach leads drew thousands of hopeful prospectors to the isolated and barren wilderness in the 1860s. But as the gold petered out, so did the people, leaving only memories of a thriving settlement.
Written by Irwin Faris, who grew up in Charleson, this is another classic account of the West Coast's colourful history. First published in 1887, this edition has been economically reprinted for the modern reader.
300 page paperback, illustrated with black and white photographs, A5 size