On another note,
Posted by Thom on February 02, 2002 at 21:29:56:
In Reply to: More Info On It At... posted by Dezdan on February 02, 2002 at 14:39:19:
As an aside, a great book to read is one from Roger McGrath (MacGrath?) professor of history at UCLA. The book is entitled "Gunfighters, Vigilantes and Highwaymen" Or some variation thereof. Sorry, but I can't find my copy!!!
He traced the history of Bodie and Aurora mining towns by researching county archives, newspapers, and diaries. It also gives account of the development of the east-central California and adjacent Nevada areas from around 1860 though the decline of the old time mining townlife.
The original scholarship, combined with an engeaging writing style makes this book impossible to put down. At least I think so.