Tom Reade and Harry Hazelton meet every requirement as young civil engineers with pick, shovel, and pluck, and with resourcefulness and determination overcome all obstacles.
ird volume, entitled "The Young Engineers in Nevada." The mine that finally proved a dividend payer was named "The Ambition Mine." A staunch Nevadan, Jim Ferrers, by name, became their partner in the Ambition. Jim, who was an old hand at Nevada mining, was now managing the mine while Tom and Harry, after going East and establishing an engineers' office in a large city not far from New York, had traveled to other states, studying mines and assay methods. Within the last few months, so rapid had been their progress in mine engineering, that they had been consulted by a number of mine owners. Articles that they had written had appeared in journals devoted to mining and engineering, and the fame of our two friends had been rapidly spreading.
Both scrupulously honest in all things, Reade and Hazelton had also won a reputation as "square" mining men. With their skill and honesty established, the opinions of the two partners on mining problems were generally respected wherever they happened to be kno
This book (and the others in the series) are like a middle-class Hardy Boys. These people have to actually work for a living. Seriously, I think these would be a great alternative for boys in that 10-12 yrs. old age range. They have great values. We really enjoyed them - (found them thrown away) glad to see them uploaded for reading. Thanks!