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Gold Dust and Gunsmoke: Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen, and Vigilantes
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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Mar 22, 2015 Thomas Todd rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.