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STAGECOACH ROBBERY — “Halt! Your money or your life!”

Stagecoach robberies were common, colorfully reported, and on one occasion, photographed. Continue reading

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AUTHENTIC WOMEN

Western frontier women had to abandon traditional racial and gender rules to survive. Continue reading

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WATCH THAT LANGUAGE!

WATCH THAT LANGUAGE! When he first arrived at the ranch in April, Pello had started out basic, pointing at something and asking “How say ingeles?” It turned out the rancher was busy most of the day, but in the evenings, … Continue reading

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“THE CHINESE MUST GO!”

Racial hatred and discrimination against Chinese in California increased during the 1870’s and 1880’s, spreading across the country. In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. Continue reading

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FACT? OR FICTION?

“History” consists of a series of choices. So does historical fiction. Continue reading

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GOLD!

Gold has universal allure, and was the only reason for the town of Bodie, California. Continue reading

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