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Henry Plummer And The Not So Innocents
Handsome Henry Plummer was a ladies man, lawman and politician in California during the Gold Rush. He was also crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Without having to touch a pick, gold pan, cradle or a shovel, Alexander Todd struck paydirt...
In mining lingo, high grading was simply pilfering ore from the mine one’s employer...
A Man For The State Seal
How George Warren’s image was chosen was strange.
An Englishman Came to Tombstone
George Bravin served in law enforcement for many years.
An Unbelievable Gold Find
Nobody trusted Bob Womack’s claims.
The Education of a Killer
Harry Orchard—from thief to assassin.
The Militancy of the Miners
The Western Federation of Miners waged war in the West.
The Hazards of Underground Mining
During the years the fire was out of control the only people able to work the mine were a group of Spanish specialists who became quite legendary...
California Gold Camps
Towns with picturesquely whimsical names like Whiskey Bar, Hangtown, Devil's Retreat, You Bet, Gouge Eye, and Rough And Ready beckoned the modern-day Argonauts much like the Sirens of mythology beckoned the Greek sailors.