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Gold Dust and Gunsmoke: Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen, and Vigilantes

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A lively collection of true tales of villainy and violence during the California Gold Rush "Boessenecker has done as much as anyone to change and illuminate California's Wild West image . . . if you would like a good read about how gold fever ignited a rush not only of families, but prostitutes, feuds, lynchings, duels, bare-knuckle prizefights, and vigilantes, then is thi ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 11th 2000 by John Wiley & Sons (first published March 15th 1999)
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Thomas Todd
This book is packed with pre 1860 material. Mainly concerning California and the gold rush. A lot of interesting yet not widely discussed information. Recommend watching Paint Your Wagons with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood at some point while reading, LoL.
Ken Ransom
The story is how one moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold, and the next, they ran red with blood, and how the diverse group who came from around the world dealt with it.
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