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Vol. 11,  No. 5         January 1, 2014

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July 15, 2013

"It would surely be better, Mr. Speaker, to give up not only a part, but, if necessary, even the whole, of our constitution, to preserve the remainder!" -- Sir Boyle Roche (1736-1807)

7% Think Congress Doing Good or Excellent Job (Rasmussen Poll)

Hints surface that NSA building massive, pervasive surveillance capability (McClatchy News)

Former Stasi Officer: The NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Would Have Been 'A Dream Come True' For East Germany (Business Insider)

The NSA's Surveillance Is Unconstitutional (Wall Street Journal)

What the NSA can do with “big data” (Ars Technica)

What the government pays to snoop on you (USA Today)

Secret Sqrrl: NSA “spin-off” company releases data mining tool (Ars Technica)

A Hypnotic Visualization of Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends (National Journal)

License-plate readers let police collect millions of records on drivers (Center for Investigative Reporting)

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July 4, 2013

Latest Polls

Poll: Founders wouldn't be pleased (Politico)

Most in U.S. Still Proud to Be an American: But 71% say the signers of the declaration would be disappointed (Gallup)

56% Think Constitution Should Be Left Alone (Rasmussen)

For Voters, NSA Case is Less of A Scandal but More of A Problem (Rasmussen)

56% View Feds As Threat to Individual Rights (Rasmussen)

63% View Too-Powerful Government As Bigger Threat Than Weaker One (Rasmussen)

Right Direction or Wrong Track: 30% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction (Rasmussen)

Congress Facing a Big Problem -- With Itself (Gallup)

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U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement (New York Times)

'Master key' to Android phones uncovered (BBC)

Frozen Android phones give up data secrets (BBC)

Customs & Border Protection Logged Eight-Fold Increase in Drone Surveillance for Other Agencies (Electronic Freedom Foundation)

July 1, 2013

NSA Domestic Surveillance

Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere

Thank You, Sen. Heller!

Senators' letter to US director of national intelligence James Clapper

Latest Polls on NSA's Domestic Surveillance Operations

Examining Americans' Attitudes About the NSA Surveillance Program

72% Think NSA May Have Monitored Congress, Military Leaders, Judges

15% Favor Prosecuting Reporters Who Publish Leaked Information, 68% Disagree

Public Split over Impact of NSA Leak, But Most Want Snowden Prosecuted

57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents

Voters Rate Surveillance Controversy Most Serious, IRS Second

Distrust of Government Is What It's All About

NSA surveillance: Guardian poll finds majority in US want greater oversight

Across U.S., nearly half say government spying OK within limits: Poll

59% Oppose Government’s Secret Collecting of Phone Records

Despite Obama's Assurance, 68% Think It’s Likely Gov't Listening to Their Conversations

56% View Feds As Threat to Individual Rights

Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking as Acceptable Anti-terror Tactic

Most disapprove of gov't phone snooping of ordinary Americans

America's take on the 4th Amendment & the NSA

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Leaks shed light on how NSA may use supercomputers, gigantic hard drives.

The Meta Question: What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Why Innocent People Should Fear the NSA’s PRISM Program

Government Spying: Why You Can't 'Just Trust Us'

Misinformation on classified NSA programs includes statements by senior U.S. officials

Report: Obama appointees using secret email accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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In This Issue

Woody's Latest Cartoons 

A Short, Better Life, by Woodrow Barlettani [click on image to enlarge; click here to see more.]

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New In TNO's Reading Room

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Nevada History:

How Western Utah Became Nevada Territory

Reports of Capt. Rufus Ingalls to the U. S. Army Quartermaster General, from Annual Report of the Secretary of War 1855 (Steptoe Expedition)

Extracts and Army Affairs in Utah Territory, from Annual Report of the Secretary of War 1857-58

Extracts and Condition of Army Affairs in Utah Territory, from the Annual Report of the Secretary of War, 1858-59, House Executive Documents, 35th Cong., 2d Sess. vol. 2

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Recent Additions To TNO's Reading Room

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Nevada History:

Across Nevada in 1850

James Abbey, Nevada excerpt from California. A Trip Across the Plains, in the Spring of 1850 (1850)

Franklin Langworthy, Nevada excerpt from Scenery of the plains, mountains and mines, or, A diary kept upon the overland route to California, by way of the Great Salt Lake (1855)

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1865

"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Austin, Nevada, Sacramento Union, March 4, 1865

"S. A. W.", The Experiences of a Reese-Riverite in New York City, Alta California, July 30, 1865

"H. W. R.", Letter from the Reese River Mines, Alta California, August 28, 1865

"H.", Our Reese River Letter, Alta California, September 1, 1865

Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, October 3, 1865

1866

J. Ross Browne, The Reese River Country, from Adventures in the Apache Country (1871)

Looking Back

E. F. Skinner, Life in Austin, from The Reminiscences of Emory Fiske Skinner (1908)

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1864


"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 30, 1864

The Alleged Wrongs Done to the Reese River Mines by San Francisco Companies, Alta California editorial, April 30, 1864

"Vortex," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, May 10, 1864

"Toppa," Letter from Clinton, Reese River, N. T., Alta California, May 27, 1864

Lot Lovell, Letter from Amador District, N. T., Alta California, June 4, 1864

Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 11, 1864

Paul Jones, Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 18, 1864

"Yoppa," The Revised Mining Laws of Smoky Valley District, Alta California, June 22, 1864

"Austin," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 23, 1864

"Yoppa," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, July 18, 1864

"Silver Bar," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 1, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, August 5, 1864

"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Austin, Sacramento Union, August 12, 1864

Agriculture in Lander County, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Alta California, August 14, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, August 15, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Austin, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 30, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Austin, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 5, 1864

"Veritas," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 1, 1864

The Farming Prospects of Lander County, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Alta California, October 7, 1864

"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, October 17, 1864

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1864


"J.", Letter from Austin, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 12, 1864

"Vellum," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, January 14, 1864


"Yappa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, February 23, 1864


"Brak Bimeleck," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, February 29, 1864


"W.", Letter from Amador District, Reese River, Alta California, March 2, 1864


"Viator", Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 14, 1864


"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 16, 1864


"H.", Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, March 22, 1864


"Forever," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 23, 1864


"J. B. S.", Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, March 28, 1864


"Pioneer," The Reese River Mines, Alta California, March 30, 1864


"Yappa," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 4, 1864


"J. M.", Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 9, 1864


"Mineral," Letter from Summit District, Reese River, Alta California, April 13, 1864


"Veritas," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 18, 1864


"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 19, 1864


Duel at Austin between Billy Mulligan and Tom Coleman — Election Bet, Sacramento Union, April 21, 1864


Lot Lovell, Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 23, 1864


"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 25, 1864


"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 26, 1864

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1863

"Anon.", A Visit to the Big Creek District, Reese River, Alta California, October 18, 1863

"Vidi," Letter from Austin, Reese River, Alta California, October 19, 1863


"A.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, October 21, 1863


"Incognito," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 22, 1863


Judge P. B. Ladd, Reese River: A Warning to those who think of Wintering at Reese River, Alta California, October 23, 1863


"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 25, 1863


"A.", Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 29, 1863


Dr. T. M. Morton, Reese River Mines, Alta California, November 4, 1863


"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, November 12, 1863


"Cariboo," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, November 26, 1863


"J.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, November 27, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 7, Alta California, November 30, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 9, Alta California, December 2, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 10, Alta California, December 3, 1863


"Vidi," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, December 4, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 11, Alta California, December 4, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 12, Alta California, December 7, 1863

"Y. P.", Letter from Smoky Valley, Lander County, N. T., Alta California, December 12, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, December 28, 1863

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

From Honey Lake Valley, Shasta Courier and Shasta Republican articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 30, 1856

Murder on the Merced River, Stockton Argus article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 10, 1857

Reward for a Murderer, San Joaquin Republican article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 10, 1857

"Jerry," Correspondence of the Democrat, Placerville Mountain Democrat, June 26, 1858

"Quis," Correspondence of the Democrat, Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 3, 1858

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Letters from Reese River

1862

Silver Mines in Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, October 15, 1862

From the Veatch Mines, Virginia City Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 26, 1862

1863

"Anon.", Notes of a Trip to Washoe En Route to Reese River #1, Alta California, March 15, 1863

"More Anon.", Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 3, 1863

"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 12, 1863

Dr. James P. Greves, Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 23, 1863

"Reese River," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 3, 1863

"Speranza," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 31, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from the Reese River Mines, Alta California, September 3, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, September 6, 1863

"Reese River Miner," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, September 19, 1863

Total Oversight, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in Reese River Items, Alta California, October 4, 1863

"Anon.", To Reese River on Horseback, Alta California, October 14, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 16, 1863

"Anon.", Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 17, 1863

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

Part 4 1858-59

 Later from Carson Valley, Placerville Index article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1858

Murder at Honey Lake Valley, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 7, 1858

Honey Lake, La Porte Mountain Messenger article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 14, 1858

Great Excitement at Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 17, 1858

Carson Valley, Sacramento Bee article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 18, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 18, 1858

From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 19, 1858

Later From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 22, 1858

The People's Court in Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 25, 1858

The Execution in Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat editorial, June 26, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union July 2, 1858

Placerville News, Sacramento Bee article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 7, 1858

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, July 11, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, July 16, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 26, 1858

Vigilance Affairs at Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 2, 1858

Henry Van Sickle, Killing of Thornton, excerpt from "Utah Desperadoes," in Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 1913-1916 (1917)

Emanuel Penrod, Recollections, excerpt from (ed.) Austin E. Hutcheson, "A Life of Fifty Years in Nevada: The Memoirs of Penrod of the Comstock Lode," published in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, vol. 1, No. 2 (1957) and No. 3 (1958)

Asa Merrill Fairfield, The Murder of Henry Gordier, from Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1916)

Massacres of 1859, excerpt from Message of the President of the United States (Mountain Meadows Massacre), Senate Ex. Doc. No. 42, 36th Cong., 1st Sess. (1860)

Date Unknown

Elijah Nicholas Wilson, Old Morogonai's Tale, from Among the Shoshones (1910)

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

1855 Bureau of Indian Affairs Correspondence on LDS Missionaries to the Indians, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1857

Later From Carson Valley - Interesting Intelligence from the Plains and Mountains, Sacramento Union, August 23, 1856 

The Murder on the Summit, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 26, 1856

Arrival of Emigrants, Sacramento Union, September 1, 1856

The Mountain Murder, Volcano Ledger article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 1, 1856

The Mysterious Murder on the Summit of the Sierra Nevada, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 15, 1856

Another Version of the Summit Murder, Sacramento Union, September 16, 1856

The Summit Murder, Jackson Sentinel article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 29, 1856

Part 3 1857

By Telegraph to the Union – Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, August 15, 1857

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, August 17, 1857

From the Plains — Indian Hostilities, Sacramento Union, August 18, 1857

By Telegraph to the Union - Arrival of Emigrants at Placerville, Sacramento Union, August 22, 1857

Frank Denver, Later From Humboldt Valley, Sacramento Union, August 25, 1857

William Audley Maxwell, Incidents on the Humboldt, 1857, from Crossing the Plains: Days of '57, A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-Team Method (1915) Part 1 (Chapters 1-6); Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

By Telegraph to the Union - Later From Carson Valley and the Plains, Sacramento Union, August 31, 1857

From the Plains, Downieville Citizen and Marysville Express articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 10, 1857

Killing Affair on the Humboldt, Nevada City Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 10, 1857

News From D. O. Mills' Party, Sacramento Union, September 15, 1857

Further From the Plains, Sierra Citizen article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 17, 1857

Hung, Volcano Ledger article reprinted in the Alta California, September 22, 1857

Late From Honey Lake, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 28, 1857

White Indians, Nevada City Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 3, 1857

From the Honey Lake Route, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1857 

Indian Difficulties on the Humboldt, Placerville Argus article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1857

Still They Come, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 7, 1857

The Arrests at Honey Lake, Marysville Herald article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 7, 1857

From Pitt River, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 8, 1857

Horse Thieves and Their Rendezvous, Yreka Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 10, 1857

"Semper Paratus," Letter from Weaverville, Alta California, October 10, 1857

Mysterious Murder, San Andres Independent article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 12, 1857

Re-captured, Sacramento Union, October 12, 1857

From the Plains, Nevada City Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 17, 1857

Indicted, Shasta Courier article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 19, 1857

More Immigrant Arrivals, Sacramento Union, October 20, 1857 

Carson Valley Matters, Alta California, October 21, 1857

Carson Valley, Democratic State Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, October 21, 1857

"F. D.", El Dorado Correspondence, Sacramento Union, October 27, 1857 

Latest From the Plains, Sacramento Union, October 29, 1857

Additional from the Plains, San Andres Independent article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 31, 1857

 Additional from Carson Valley and the Plains, Placerville Argus articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 2, 1857

Military Posts – Indians, Sacramento Union editorial, November 11, 1857

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

"X," Great Salt Lake Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 4, 1852

From Carson Valley, El Dorado News article republished by the San Francisco Herald, June 20, 1852

Part 2 1854-56

Gov. Brigham Young, Emigration, Deseret News, July 13, 1854

Justice on the Plains, Grass Valley Telegraph article reprinted in the Alta California, September 9, 1854

Oliver B. Huntington, A Trip to Ruby Valley, from Eventful Narratives (1887)

Later From the Plains, Sacramento Union, October 9, 1854

Overland Immigration, Sacramento Union, October 28, 1854

Jules Remy, Humboldt River Trading Posts in 1855, from A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, vol. 1 (1861)

From Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat, August 11, 1855

News from Agent Hurt and Party, Deseret News, June 18, 1856

Arrival of the Senator — Charges Against the Mormons at San Bernardino, San Diego Herald article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 25, 1856

The Charge Against the Mormons at San Bernardino, Los Angeles Star article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1856

Organized Band of Horse Thieves, Sacramento Union, August 1, 1856

The Horse Thieves in Honey Lake Valley, Quincy Old Mountaineer article reprinted in Sacramento Union, August 5, 1856

Letter from Dr. Garland Hurt, Indian Agent, to Gov. Brigham Young, Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 1856, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1856

Fight With Robbers in Carson Valley, Placerville Age article reprinted in Sacramento Union, September 6, 1856

Execution of Highwaymen — Confession, Sacramento Union, September 12, 1856

Latest From Carson Valley, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1856

Outrage on the Plains, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 24, 1856

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Early Nevada Banditti

Part 1 1851-53

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated September 21, 1851, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1851

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated November 10, 1851, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated March 29, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated May 2, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated May 8, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

El Dorado County Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 21, 1852

El Dorado County Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 29, 1852

Late and Interesting News from Salt Lake and Carson Valley, Democratic State Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, June 27, 1852

W. Graham, The Hibbard Tragedy, Sacramento Union, July 10, 1852

Thomas Turnbull, Diary entry for July 26, 1852, from T. Turnbull's Travels from the United States across the Plains to California (1913)

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated August 30, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 25, 1852, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1852

From Carson Valley, Alta California, August 13, 1853

Important Information, Sacramento Union, August 29, 1853

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 30, 1853, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1853

Robbers on the Humboldt, San Francisco Evening Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 14, 1853

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Here's to Mom

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Nevada History:

John Carr, Across Nevada in 1850, from Pioneer Days in California (1891)

Acts Relating to Carson County, Utah Territory 1854-57

Territory of Nevada, House Report No. 375, 35th Cong., 1st Sess. (1858)

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Regional History:

Lincoln Steffens, The Taming of the West, The American Magazine, part 1, September 1907; part 2, October 1907

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Waco Pays His Taxes

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Edward Waterman Townsend, The New Editor, from Chimmie Fadden, Major Max and Other Stories (1895)

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Nevada History:

They Were Colorful

The Fitch-Goodman Duel

The Draper-Eichelroth Duel

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Con H. Peterson, In the Honey Lake Valley, The Californian Illustrated Magazine, January 1893

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John Finlay, Tonopah, The Overland Monthly, January 1903

James J. Stinchcomb, Nevada's Progress, The Overland Monthly, June 1903

Winifred Black, Gold of the Burning Desert, Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 1905

Ralph D. Paine, The Gold Camps of the Desert, Outing Magazine, June 1906

Ralph D. Paine, The Men of the Untamed Desert, Outing Magazine, July, 1906

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Hardboiled Eggs

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 5, Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 1885

Nevada History:

Alexander Toponce, A Winter in Nevada 1867-68, from Reminiscences of Alexander Toponce, Pioneer, 1839-1923 (1923)

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Nevada Politics

Fair's Fight With Sutro, New York Sun, January 21, 1881

America's Only Pocket Borough, New York Sun, July 5, 1885

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They Were Colorful

John Carr, Anecdotes of Sen. John P. Jones, from Pioneer Days in California (1891)

Three Men and a Brick, Los Angeles Herald story reprinted in the San Francisco Call, February 13, 1891

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On The Comstock

Theodore H. Hittell, The Big Bonanza, Part 1, The Land of Sunshine, September 1899, Part 2, The Land of Sunshine, October 1899

Isaac F. Marcosson, The Romance of the Comstock Lode, Part 1, Munsey's Magazine, May 1910; Part 2, Munsey's Magazine, June 1910

T. A. Rickard, The Comstock of To-Day, Cassier's Magazine, September 1901

Mabel Beazell, Half a Mile Below the Surface on the Comstock, The Overland Monthly, June 1903

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

The Colorful Truckee River: A piece of Nevada history?

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Dan De Quille, Didn't Want Work, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, February 20, 1876

Nevada History:

They Were Colorful

Sam Davis, No Tenderfoot Christian, New York Sun, February 16, 1908

The Mackay Romance, Augusta Constitutionalist article reprinted in the New York Sun, February 16, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mrs. Fair's Stock Adventure, from History of the Big Bonanza (1877)

Colonel Fair and His Cow, Nevada State Journal, November 30, 1875

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Pioneer Tourism

"Old Block" (Alonzo Delano), Weber Lake, or, Pleasure Under Difficulties, Sacramento Union, August 18, 1865

"E. G. H.," Letter from Lake Webber, Sacramento Union, July 7, 1869

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"Del Paso," A Visit to Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, September 4, 1866

"De Paso," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, September 27, 1866

"Pax," Donner Lake and Surroundings, Sacramento Union, April 27, 1869

"Pax," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, June 17, 1869

"Pax," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, July 7, 1869

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J. W. Boddam-Wetham, Across Nevada in 1873, from Western wanderings; a record of travel in the evening land (1874)

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Nevada History:

James O'Meara, Captain Joseph R. Walker, The Californian; a western monthly magazine, December 1881

David Thompson (comp.), The Goshute Indian War of 1863 (112 page, 500 KB pdf file)

Nevada Literature:

Charles Carroll Goodwin, A Mirage, from The Comstock Club (1891)

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Nevada History:

Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 3)

Ragtown, Fallon and Stillwater

Mr. I. H. Kent

Mr. Thomas W. Kenyon

Mr. Robert E. Lee

Mr. Schuyler Lee

Mr. Eugene Lytle

Mrs. Annie Theelan McLean

Mrs. Elizabeth Magee Murphy

Mr. John P. Schneider

Mr. John H. Sheehan

Mrs. Ellen Magee Springer Thompson

Mr. A. M. Trolson

Mr. Charles W. Verplanck

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Jimmy's Valentine Poem

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Ella Sterling Cummins, Portrait of a California Girl, from Short Stories by California Authors (1885)

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Nevada History:

Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 2)

Ragtown, Fallon and Stillwater

Mr. H. Judson Allen

Mr. Jacob William Allen

Mrs. Sarah Allen

Mrs. M. C. Allen Bailey

Mr. John A. Bailey

Mr. Edward P. Brandon

Mr. Willis H. Brown

Mr. Royal D. Cushman

Mr. John C. Day

Mrs. L. F. Durley (Susan Magee Bailey)

Mr. W. A. Harmon

Mr. F. W. Inman

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Seasonal Reading

From John Brand's Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating The Origin of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, [Arranged, revised and greatly enlarged by Sir Henry Ellis], George Bell and Sons, London: 1908, (Original ed. 1813).

Valentine's Day Customs

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 4, Salt Lake Tribune, April 26, 1885

Charles Carroll Goodwin, Old Zack Taylor, from The Comstock Club (1891)

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Nevada History:

Pioneer Reminiscences in Washoe - Discovery of Gold Hill, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 9, 1863

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Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 1)

Empire, Dayton, Sutro, and Fort Churchill

Mr. Charles Albert Ambrose

Mr. Alfred Chartz

Mr. Robert Fulstone

Mr. G. Gotelli

Mr. Daniel R. Hawkins

Mr. George R. Midgely

Mr. Andrew J. Newman

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Nevada Literature:

Fred Hart, Uncle John, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

Fred Hart, Stub, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

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D. B. Frink (?), A Washoe Zephyr, excerpted from Visit to Reno, Truckee Republican article reprinted in the Nevada State Journal, May 11, 1872

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Nevada History:

J. W. Tate, Across the Plains, The Overland Monthly, September, 1893

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How Nevada Became a Territory

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 1, The Contributor, November 1881

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 2, The Contributor, December 1881

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 3, The Contributor, January 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 4, The Contributor, February 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 5, The Contributor, March 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 6, The Contributor, April 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 7, The Contributor, June 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 8, The Contributor, July 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 9, The Contributor, August 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 10, The Contributor, September 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 11, The Contributor, October 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 12, The Contributor, November 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 13, The Contributor, February 1883

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 14, The Contributor, March 1883

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 15, The Contributor, July 1883

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Lieutenant William R. Hamilton, The National Guard of Nevada, Outing Magazine, March and April, 1896

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

New Year's Eve in Reno

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 3, Salt Lake Tribune, April 19, 1885

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 4)

1864 (cont.)

"G. K. G.," Letter from Nevada Territory No. 1, Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864

"G. K. G.," Letter from Nevada Territory No. 2, Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #1, Sacramento Union, October 8, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #2, Sacramento Union, October 19, 1864

"S. E.," The Mines of Humboldt, Alta California, October 20, 1864

Silliman's Report on the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, November 1, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #3, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1864

"H.," From Humboldt County, Nevada, Sacramento Union, December 9, 1864

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, December 28, 1864

1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, January 10, 1865

"E. W. C.," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Alta California, March 3, 1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, April 12, 1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, April 15, 1865

Letter from Humboldt (Nev.), Sacramento Union, July 6, 1865

Letter from Humboldt, Nevada, Sacramento Union, July 18, 1865

Letter from Humboldt, Nevada, Sacramento Union, July 20, 1865

Letter from Humboldt (Nev.), Sacramento Union, July 24, 1865

From Humboldt County (Nev.), Sacramento Union, August 26, 1865

"J. W.," Letter from Nevada, New York Tribune article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 13, 1865

"Veteran," Letter from Dun Glen, Nevada, Sacramento Union, September 18, 1865

"Nevada," Letter from Humboldt Co., Nev., Sacramento Union, November 27, 1865

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

First One to Daylight

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Odes to the West Wind

Frank Soulé, A Washoe Zephyr, from "Our Special Washoe Correspondence," Alta California, May 18, 1860

J. Ross Browne, Washoe Zephyrs, from Crusoe's Island (1864)

Mark Twain, The Washoe Zephyr, from Roughing It (1872)

Dan De Quille, The Washoe Zephyr, from History of the Big Bonanza (1877)

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 3)

1863 (cont.)

"Mac," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 28, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 8, 1863

"H. B.," Humboldt Mines, Alta California, October 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, October 10, 1863

From Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 3, 1863

"A Miner," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 7, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Smoke Creek, N. T., Sacramento Union, November 16, 1863

"Nomad." Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, November 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Mountain Scenery, Sacramento Union, December 8, 1863

1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 1, Sacramento Union, February 1, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 2, Sacramento Union, February 2, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 3, Sacramento Union, February 13, 1864

"W. K. P.," Letter from Humboldt, Sacramento Union, February 13, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 4, Sacramento Union, February 16, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 5, Sacramento Union, February 23, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 6, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1864

"Sierra," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, March 7, 1864

Humboldt and Boise River, Sacramento Union, April 5, 1864

"Sierra," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, April 7, 1864

"E. W. C.," Letter from Humboldt District, N. T., Alta California, May 1, 1864

The Humboldt Mining District and Its Chief Mine, Alta California, July 2, 1864

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Charley's Thanksgiving Prayer

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 2)

1862 (cont.)

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 23, 1862

The Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 24, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 29, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip to the Humboldt Mines, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 2, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip to the Humboldt Mines — No. 2, Alta California, October 4, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip through Nevada Territory – No. 3, Alta California, October 14, 1862

"T. S.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 14, 1862

"O. P. Q.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, November 15, 1862

"G. T. S.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 15, 1862

1863

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, January 8, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 20, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1863

"Etul Esaep" (Lucius Curtis "Lute" Pease), Letter from Humboldt, Sacramento Union, March 2, 1863

"Wanderer," Letter from the Humboldt Mining District, Alta California, March 3, 1863

"Wanderer," Letter from the Humboldt Mining District No. 2, Alta California, March 13, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, March 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Humboldt Mines," Sacramento Union, May 4, 1863

"Number One," Letter from Humboldt Mining District, Alta California, May 11, 1863

"C. H. A.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, June 18, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, July 13, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, July 29, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, August 2, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 10, 1863

"Mac," Our Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, August 20, 1863

"Observer," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, September 5, 1863

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

The Veteran

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 1)

1861

Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Marysville Appeal article, republished in the Alta California, July 23, 1861

"A. J. S.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, August 27, 1861

Letter About the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, September 3, 1861

Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 9, 1861

The Humboldt Region, Alta California, September 17, 1861

Horace Greeley, Gold on the Humboldt, New York Tribune article republished by the Sacramento Union, September 18, 1861

Visit to the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, September 24, 1861

"A. J. S.," The Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, October 3, 1861

"A. J. S.," The Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, November 15, 1861

1862

D. Johnson, Authentic Intelligence from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, February 8, 1862

"Wyoming," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, February 17, 1862

Henry DeGroot, Discovery of the Humboldt Mines, article for J. Wells Kelly's Directory of Nevada Territory, reprinted in the Alta California, March 11, 1862

Silver Mines in the Humboldt District, Carson City Silver Age article, reprinted in the Alta California, March 28, 1862

"Quartz," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, March 29, 1862

"D.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, May 6, 1862

Letter from Nevada, Alta California, May 17, 1862

The Humboldt Mining District of Nevada Territory, Grass Valley National article, reprinted in the Alta California, June 23, 1862

The Humboldt Mining District, Butte Record article reprinted in the Alta California, June 24, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Plumas, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1862

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Another Letter From Silver Mountain

"Pro Bono Publico," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, January 19, 1864

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Cabin on the Hill

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Nevada History:

The Mines of Silver Mountain 1862-64

"Splinter," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, February 10, 1862

"Splinter," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 11, 1862

The Mines of the Silver Mountain District, Alta California, December 3, 1862

"Splinter, Our Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, January 16, 1863

"Traveler," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, August 4, 1863

"Traveler, Letter from Carson Cañon, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1863

"Traveler," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1863

"S. D. W.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, September 26, 1863

"Zanetta," Notes of Travel to Silver Mountain, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 10, 1863

"Mountain Mary," Letter from a Lady Tourist No. 6, Alta California, October 19, 1863

"Forty-Niner," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, January 4, 1864

"Forty-Niner," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, February 18, 1864

"F. F. V." (Frances Fuller Victor?), A Prospecting Tour, By a Lady Correspondent #1, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1864; #2, Sacramento Union, May 27, 1864; #3, Sacramento Union, June 1, 1864

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Nevada History:

"Q. S.," Trip to Washoe: Roughing It On The Road — Notes of a "Slow and Easy" Journey, by one who made it, Number 1, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1861; Number 2, Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861; Number 3, Sacramento Union, July 15, 1861; Number 4, Sacramento Union, July 17, 1861; Number 5, Sacramento Union, July 18, 1861; Number 6, Sacramento Union, July 20, 1861; Number 7, Sacramento Union, July 23, 1861

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Asbury Harpending, Nevada and the Confederacy, from James H. Wilkins (ed.), The Great Diamond Hoax, and Other Stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending (1913)

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"H.," The March to Salt Lake #1, Sacramento Union, August 30, 1862; The March to Salt Lake #2, Sacramento Union, September 19, 1862

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Nevada History:

Col. Albert G. Brackett, Fighting in the Sierras, from The United Service, October 1891

W. R. Parnell, Operations Against Hostile Indians With General George Crook 1867-68 Part 1, The United Service, May 1889; Part 2, The United Service, June 1889

Thomas Wren, Indian Annals of Nevada, from A History of the State of Nevada; Its Resources and People (1904)

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Nevada Literature:

Idah Meacham Strobridge, In Nanna's Palm, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Blue-Eyed Chief, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Where the Burros Browsed, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

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Regional History:

Rollin M. Daggett, Joaquin Murieta, San Francisco Call, November 5, 1893

R. L. Fulton, The Mystical Gold Lake, San Francisco Call, September 8, 1895

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Regional Literature:

Compelled to Lick a Girl's Shoes, Kansas City Times article, reprinted in the Reno Weekly Gazette, August 25, 1888

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Hal Swift

Now That's Dry!

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Nevada History:

From the Colorado to the Amargosa in 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 1, Sacramento Union, June 25, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 2, Sacramento Union, June 29, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 3, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 4, Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 5, Sacramento Union, July 13, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 6, Sacramento Union, July 31, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 7, Sacramento Union, August 7, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 8, Sacramento Union, August 10, 1861

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Nevada Literature:

Fred H. Hart, A Toothache Cure, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, According to One's Standpoint, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, By the Oil Seep Under the Bluff, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Greater Love Hath No Man, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

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From The Nye County History Project

Robert D. McCracken, A History of Amargosa Valley (1990)

Robert D. McCracken, The Modern Pioneers of the Armargosa Valley (1992)

Lucile Rae Berg, A History of the Tonopah Area and Adjacent Region of Central Nevada, 1827-1941 (1942)

Robert D. McCracken, Tonopah, The Greatest, the Richest, and the Best Mining Camp in the World (1990)

Robert D. McCracken, A History of Beatty, Nevada (1992)

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Interview with Betty-Jo Smith Boyd (Amargosa)

An Interview With Herbert L. Toles (Ash Meadows)

An Interview with Grace Davies (Beatty)

Interview with Sue Locke Holloway (Beatty)

Interview with Jacque Ruud (Pahrump)

An Interview with Homer Hooper

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Hal Swift

Fourth of July

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Nevada History:

Nomad's Land 1862-64 (Part 2 )

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, March 23, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, July 13, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, October 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Smoke Creek, N. T., Sacramento Union, November 16, 1863

"Nomad." Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, November 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Mountain Scenery, Sacramento Union, December 8, 1863

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #1, Sacramento Union, October 8, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #2, Sacramento Union, October 19, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #3, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1864

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Hal Swift Returns

With Two Excellent and Timely Poems

The Patriot

Daddy was a Good One

Nevada History:

The Dawn Of Settlement

Arrival of Overland Emigrants, Sacramento Transcript, June 29, 1850

More Emigrants Arrived, Sacramento Transcript, July 4, 1850

The First Wagon Across the Plains, Sacramento Transcript, July 7, 1850

The Great Basin Trade, Sacramento Transcript, July 9, 1850

Gold on the Eastern Slope, Sacramento Transcript, August 13, 1850

Gold in Carson Valley, Sacramento Transcript, August 20, 1850

Gold Beyond the Sierra, Sacramento Transcript, August 21, 1850

Half an Ounce for the Day, Sacramento Transcript, August 30, 1850

News From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, October 10, 1851

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The Mines of White Pine

White Pine District, from the Biennial Report of the State Mineralogist of the State of Nevada (1869)

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Lake Tahoe's Only Island

Emerald Isle, Reno Evening Gazette, May 13, 1882

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, Hualapi (part 1), The Argonaut, December 21, 1878; (part 2), The Argonaut, December 28, 1878

William B. Daugherty, Reflections, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 11, 1891

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Nye County's Oral History Project

Amargosa Valley

Interview with Margarito "Shorty" Diaz Family

Beatty

Interview with Jane Cottonwood

Interview with Ted "Bombo" Cottonwood

An Interview with Irving and Dorothy Crowell

Interview with Dolores "Dolly" Gillette

Interview with Claudia Reidhead

Interview with Arthur Revert

Interview with Robert A. Revert

Interview with James C. Weeks

Gabbs

Interview with Marjorie Crabill

Interview with Norman Hanson

Interview with Margaret A. Jones

Ione

Interview with Florence Ellis

Manhattan

Interview with James Boni

Interview with Leonard Larson

Pahrump

Interview with Imogene Anderson

Interview with Al and Lynn Bells

Interview with Theodore Blosser

Interview with DeAnna Brown

Interview with Loraine Crowther

Interview with Edmund Fleming

Interview with Charlotte Floyd

Interview with Harry "Button" Ford

Interview with Sandra Frehner

Interview with Hollis Harris

Interview with Leon Hughes

Interview with Celeste Lisle Lowe

Interview with Cynthia Lynch

Interview with Linda Rosen Sterling and Paul Venze

Interview with William & Francis "Dutch" Turner

Interview with Walter Williams

Round Mountain

Interview with Karl "Skook" and Arleen Berg

Interview with Bessie Holts

Interview with Shirley Ann Berg Lofthouse

Smokey Valley

June Carver Duhme - A Smoky Valley Memoir

Interview with Bessie Holts

Tonopah

Interview with Helen L. Fallini

Interview with Mayme Hooper

Interview with Donald B. Potts

Interview with Bruno and Ann Skanovsky

Interview with Edward Slavin

Interview with Sloan Terrell

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Nevada History:

Carson Valley in 1855

Special Correspondence of the Union, Sacramento Union, October 27, 1855

Through Eastern Nevada in 1869

"H.," Notes of Travel, Sacramento Union, May 22, 1869

They Were Colorful

A Scared War Chief, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, June 6, 1864

Sam Davis, A Rough Shave for Sharon, Carson Appeal article, reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, August 11, 1880

Running for Office, Reno Evening Gazette, August 27, 1880

Dan De Quille, Pacific Coast Codfish, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in Nevada State Journal, June 7, 1883

Dan De Quille, A Brilliant Old Gentleman, from "Comstock Kinks," Salt Lake Tribune, December 6, 1885

Got Shut Out, White Pine News article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, December 2, 1890

William B. Daugherty, Lost His Teeth, Reno Evening Gazette, February 19, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Buell's Snort Book, Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1891

William B. Daugherty, The Stage Held Up, Reno Evening Gazette, September 8, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Jim-Jams, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 4, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Reflections, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 11, 1891

Frederick Birge, Henry De Groot, The Overland Monthly, September 1893

Wells Drury, Some Early Reminiscences of Adolph Sutro, San Francisco Call, April 11, 1897

The Point of View, Goodwin's weekly, May 17, 1902

Sam Davis, Johnson Sides of Nevada, Sunset Magazine, May 1905

Sen. Pittman On Rampage, Nevada State Journal, October 31, 1914

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Nevada Archaeology Links

An Historic overview of the BLM Shoshone-Eureka resource area, Nevada (1981)

Archaeological data recovery associated with the Mt. Hope project, Eureka County, Nevada (1986)

Historic Resource Study: Great Basin National Park, Nevada (1990)

History of central Nevada : an overview of the Battle Mountain District (1982)

The Pony Express in central Nevada : archaeological and documentary perspectives (1979)

Prehistory, ethnohistory, and history of eastern Nevada : a cultural resources summary of the Elko and Ely Districts (1981)

Test excavations at the Happy Face site 26CK1481 (CR-NV-05-634) and the Barbecue site 26 CK1482 (CR-Nv-05-635), Hidden Valley within the Muddy Mountains, Clark County, Nevada (1982)

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Nye County's Historical Projects

Beatty: Frontier Oasis

Manse Ranch: Gateway to the Future

Pahrump: A Valley Waiting to Become A City

[More to come next issue; this County is doing a first-rate job collecting and publishing oral histories and our readers will want to know about it.]

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Nevada History:

Nevada's First Wedding

From Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 29, 1854

The Early Settlements

The Valleys of Western Utah, Calaveras Chronicle article reprinted in Alta California, July 7, 1857

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Nomad's Land 1862-1864 (Part 1)

"Nomad," Letter from Plumas, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 23, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 29, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, January 1, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 20, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1863

"Nomad," The Humboldt Mines," Sacramento Union, May 4, 1863

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Nevada Archaeology Links

A cultural resources overview of the Carson and Humboldt Sinks, Nevada (1981)

An archaeological evaluation of South Pulpit Shelter, eastern Black Rock Desert, Humboldt County, Nevada (1988)

An archaeological survey in the Mormon Mountains, Lincoln County, Nevada (1983)

An examination of amateur collections from the Carson Sink, Nevada (1983)

Archaeological investigations at Panaca Summit (1987)

Archaeological studies in the Cortez mining district (1983)

Archaeological survey in southern Nevada (1962)

Archaeological survey in Southwestern Idaho and Northern Nevada (1963)

Cultural resource overview, Carson City district, west central Nevada, vol. 1 (1982)

Cultural resource overview, Carson City district, west central Nevada, vol. 2 (1982)

Cultural resources survey for geothermal leasing; Dyke Hot Springs area (1974)

Current status of CRM archaeology in the Great Basin (1986)

Deer Creek Cave, Elko County, Nevada (1963)

Determination of cultural affiliation of ancient human remains from Spirit Cave, Nevada (2000)

Emigrant trails in the Black Rock Desert : a study of the Fremont, Applegate-Lassen, and Nobles' routes in the Winnemucca District (1980)

Lost City; Pueblo Grande de Nevada (1961)

Mapping and inventory of seven antelope traps in Elko County, Nevada; final report (1987)

Paleontological inventory of the Carson City Bureau of Land Management District and paleontological bibliography of Nevada, vol. 1 (1981)

Paleontological inventory of the Carson City Bureau of Land Management District and paleontological bibliography of Nevada, vol. 2 (1981)

Prehistory and history of the Winnemucca District; a cultural resources literature overview (1983)

Studies at Adams-McGill Reservoir; exercises in applying small project data to archaeological research (1977)

Summary of the determination of cultural affiliation of ancient human remains from Spirit Cave, Nevada (2000)

The Bovine Bluff site; an early Puebloan site in the Upper Moapa Valley (1985)

The Corn Creek Dunes Site; a dated surface site in Southern Nevada (1963)

The Fort Mojave cultural resource inventory, an archaeological-historical field investigation in southern Clark County, Nevada; second phase (1977)

The Lake Range Quarry, Washoe County, Nevada (1985)

The South Fork Shelter Site revisited; excavations at Upper Shelter, Elko County, Nevada (1987)

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 3)

Interruption in the Pony Express, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 28, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 2, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Indian Hostilities East of the Mountains; It Should Be Protected; Short of Supplies; Travel to Washoe; The Pyramid Lake Fight; Among the Killed, Sacramento Union, May 28, 1860

Frank Soule, Letter from the Indian Country, Alta California, June 7, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Operations in Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 29, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph; Fate of Spear, Alta California, May 29, 1860

Volunteers at Washoe - High Handed Acts, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 30, 1860

Engagement of the Volunteers With the Indians; Another Indian Attack; The Late Henry Meredith, Sacramento Union, May 30, 1860

"* * *," The Indian Difficulties in Western Utah, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Was the Indian War Premeditated?; Winnemucca, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Returned Volunteers, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Benjamin Lippincott, The War in Utah, Alta California, June 1, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 9, 1860

Frank Soule, The Indian War - What We Are Fighting For, Alta California editorial, June 12, 1860

Benjamin Lippincott, The Indian War – Letters from an Officer of the Volunteers, Alta California, June 16, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 14, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Ira Eaton, By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, June 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 15, 1860

Returned From Washoe, Alta California, June 16, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 22, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 28, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Dr. J. B. Trask, The Western Utah Massacre - List of the Killed, Missing and Returned, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, July 3 and 4, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, August 17, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

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Anecdotes of Nevada's Bench and Bar

Shot by a Woman, Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

A Nevada Bar Exam, 1862, from Illustrated history of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra counties, with California from 1513 to 1850 (1882)

Reno Justice Court Anecdotes, Reno Evening Gazette, August 28, 1877

Around the Corridors, San Francisco Call, September 16, 1895

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Rotisserie de L'Enfer, Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 1891

Charles Duff Stuart, When Justice Laughs, Sunset Magazine, October 1908

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 2)

From Carson Valley, Territorial Enterprise articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

The Late Fight Near Pyramid Lake, Sacramento Union, May 19, 1860

The Fight at Pyramid Lake, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

Incidents of the Fight, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

The Panic at Virginia City; By Telegraph to the Union; By a Dispatch, Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

Relief Movements in Nevada; California Arms; Colonel Whitman; In Memory of Henry Meredith, Sacramento Union, May 17, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Startling News from Utah, The Hostile Tribes, Alta California, May 18, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Not Reliable, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1860

Death of Maj. Ormsby; Later from Honey Lake and Black Rock; Arrival of the Sinews of War; Delegate Convention; and various other items of war news, Territorial Enterprise, May 19, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Indian Difficulties, Sacramento Union, May 19, 1860

The Cause of the Massacre at Williams' Station, Sacramento Union, May 22, 1860

Supposed Rich Mines; Returned, Sacramento Union, May 23, 1860

"A. C.," Another Version of the Battle; Preparations for the Indians, Sacramento Union, May 24, 1860

John H. Allprin, Carson Valley, Salt Lake Mountaineer, June 2, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 25, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 26, 1860

 "Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter of May 18, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

The Utah Campaign, By Magnetic Telegraph, Marysville Volunteers for Washoe, Alta California, May 19, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, A Dreary Place, Alta California, May 20, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 24, 1860

A Card from Mandlebaum & Klauber, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 31, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, May 26, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 1, 1860

The Troops at Washoe; A Prospecting Party; A Bad Show; Matters in Washoe; Mining at Washoe; San Francisco, Sacramento Union, May 26, 1860

Arrival of the California Mail, Deseret News, May 30, 1860

Indian Fight at Carson, Deseret News, May 30, 1860

Indian Difficulties in the West, Deseret News editorial, May 30, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

William Fay Boericke, Via Tiffany's, Sunset Magazine, February 1908

William Fay Boericke, When In Rome, Sunset Magazine, August 1908

Theo Brand, Thompson's Freak of Nature, Sunset Magazine, December 1908

J. H. Cradlebaugh, The Feud, Sunset Magazine, October 1908

O. A. Kennedy, Susie, Sunset Magazine, September 1908

J. W. Redington, Salting an Omelette, Sunset Magazine, December 1908

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 1)

Indian Difficulties at Honey Lake, La Porte Mountain Messenger article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Further of the Indian Troubles; Volunteer Riflemen In Carson, Sacramento Union, May 10, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Troubles with Indians and Jumpers in Carson Valley, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Alta California, May 10, 1860

Indian Troubles in Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 11, 1860

Indian Troubles in Western Utah, Sacramento Union editorial, May 12, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph — Desperate Indian Fight in Carson Valley, Alta California, May 14, 1860

Slaughter of Americans by Indians at Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

Latest Dispatches from Carson Valley — Particulars of the Fight, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Locality of the Late Battle; Victims of the Indian Massacre, Alta California, May 14, 1860

The Fatal Locality, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Terrible News from Carson Valley; Mormon Complicity in the Indian Outbreak; What Is To Be Done?, Alta California editorials, May 14, 1860

The Indian Massacre, Sacramento Union editorial, May 14, 1860

Requisition on Governor Downey, Alta California, May 14, 1860

City Items — Receipt of the Carson Valley Intelligence, Alta California, May 14, 1860

From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Latest from Carson Valley; The Main Cause; The Rumor of Troops for Washoe, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Carson Valley Massacre, Sacramento Union, May 15, 1860

War Matters in Utah, Sacramento Union editorial, May 15, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 17, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 18, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter of May 13, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Ira A. Eaton, An Interesting Letter from Carson Valley, Alta California, May 19, 1860

By Telegraph from Carson Valley, Departure of General Haven, U. S. Troops for Carson Valley, Further Particulars from the Seat of War, Mr. Baldwin's Escape, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Indian Fight at Pyramid Lake; More Massacres; Dead; Washos; Mining News, Territorial Enterprise, May 19, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph; Further Details of the Recent Battle; The Indian War News in Marysville, Alta California, May 16, 1860

The Carson Valley Affair, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Another Indian Massacre in Carson Valley; Another Supposed Victim, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Interview of Gov. Downey With Gen. Clark, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Give Credit, Sacramento Union editorial, May 16, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, A Barbaric Yawp, The Overland Monthly, November, 1875

Rollin M. Daggett, Motion and Emotion in Fiction, The Overland Monthly, December 1895

Jessie Hylton, The Artistic Idea as Expressed by Early Nevada Authors, Nevada Historical Society Papers 1913-1916 (1917)

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Nevada History:

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - April-May 1860

Blind Leading the Blind, Sacramento Union editorial, April 11, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 15, 1860

Adolph Sutro, A Trip to Washoe, Alta California, April 11 and 14, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 16, 1860

Items from Washoe, Nevada City Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, April 19, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 19, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 21, 1860

"G." (C. L. Goodrich), The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, April 24, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 25, 1860

C. L. Goodrich, A Letter from our Carson City Correspondent, San Francisco Herald, May 4, 1860

Notes of Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 27, 1860

Dr. C. L. Morrill, A Visit to Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 25, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 2, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 3, 1860

"Washoe," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 1, 1860

Washoe, Alta California editorial, May 3, 1860

"Jones," Our Carson City Correspondence, San Francisco Herald, May 5, 1860

"G." (C. L. Goodrich), Our Carson City Correspondence, San Francisco Herald, May 7, 1860

"H.," Letter from Washoe, Sacramento Union, May 8, 1860

Interesting Letter from Washoe, San Francisco Herald, May 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 12, 1860

Food and Speculation at Washoe, North San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

How Claims are Located at Washoe, North San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

The Ups and Downs of Washoe, Sacramento Standard article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

"Silver Pen," Letter from Washoe, Alta California, May 16, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, May 9, 1860

Horrid Massacre by Indians at the Great Bend of the Carson, Sacramento Union, May 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, Sand, The Californian Magazine, [a novella, published in six installments in January-June 1880] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6

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Nevada History:

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - January-March 1860

Interesting News from the Land of Silver, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, January 18, 1860

"Itiniter," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union, January 18, 1860

"Mountaineer" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, January 24, 1860

Letter from Carson Valley, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, February 1, 1860

"Itiniter," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union February 3, 1860

Letter from Steamboat Springs, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, February 4, 1860

Sale of Genoa, Sacramento Union, February 4, 1860

"A. A. H.," Indian Troubles at Honey Lake, Plumas Standard article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, February 6, 1860

Letter from Carson City, Alta California, February 10, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, February 19, 1860

"G. M.," Letter from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, February 20, 1860

"F.," A Word About Washoe, Sacramento Union, March 1, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Carson Valley Correspondence, Alta California, March 3, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 3, 1860

Letter from Virginia City, Alta California, March 4, 1860

"Silver Pen," Letter from Washoe, Alta California, March 7, 1860

"N.," A Trip to Washoe No. 1, Sacramento Union, March 12, 1860

"N.," Trip to Washoe No. 2, Sacramento Union, March 13, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 13, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 14, 1860

A Returned Washoeite's Narrative, Alta California, March 16, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 16, 1860

"Pecksniff," Pecksniff Papers — No. 1: On Washoe, Alta California, March 17, 1860

"G." (Charles L. Goodrich), The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 22, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 23, 1860

"Washa," The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 26, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, April 2, 1860

"N.," Letter from Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 9, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Idah Meacham Strobridge, In the Days of Hank Monk, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Subduing a Little Savage, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Transformation of Camp McGary, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Old Campfire Days, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

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Nevada History:

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - 1859

"A Miner," Letter from Gold Cañon, Placerville Mountain Democrat, May 14, 1859

Horace Greeley, Carson Valley and the Sierra Nevadas, New York Tribune article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 19, 1859

"E. C. S.," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union, August 16, 1859

Letter from Carson City, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, August 28, 1859

Dr. Vrooman, Washoe Diggings, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 13, 1859

Carson Valley Silver Mines, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 18, 1859

The Washoe Country, La Porte Mountain Messenger and North San Juan Press articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 25, 1859

"H. D." (Henry DeGroot), Letter from the Washoe Mines, Sacramento Union, October 28, 1859

H. T. P. Comstock, Washoe Diggings, letter to the San Francisco Bulletin, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 31, 1859

Carson City, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1859

"K.," The Carson Valley Discoveries, Sacramento Union, November 5, 1859

Late from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, November 9, 1859

From Sacramento to Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, November 15, 1859

From Carson to the Silver Mines, Sacramento Union, November 11, 1859

Washoe Valley, San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, December 4, 1859

"G. H. B.," Truckee Valley and Vicinity, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, December 19, 1859

Genoa and Carson City, Petaluma Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, December 20, 1859

The Washoe Mines, Sacramento Union, December 27, 1859

Letter from Virginia City, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, December 28, 1859

The Best Road to Washoe, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, December 28, 1859

Letter from Carson City, Alta California, December 29, 1859

Narrative of a Winter Trip to Washoe, Alta California, December 30, 1859

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Nevada Literature:

Thomas Detter, The Octoroon Slave of Cuba, from Nellie Brown, or, The jealous wife with other sketches (1871)

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 2, Salt Lake Tribune, April 12, 1885

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, Hawks, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Quail's Cañon, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Wonder of Sui Seen Fah, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

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Nevada History:

The Utah Troubles

Judge Perry E. Brocchus, Letter of Judge Brocchus, of Alabama, to the public, upon the difficulties in the Territory of Utah (1852)

Official Correspondence of the Peace Commissioners and Gen. Johnston, Alta California, August 21, 1858

Cessation of difficulties in Utah, message from the President of the United States, House Executive Document No. 138, 35th Congress, 1st Session (1858)

Letter of Judge Black to Judges Sinclair and Cradlebaugh, Alta California, July 1, 1859

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Owens River Indian Wars

W. A. Chalfant, The Owns River Indian Wars, from The Story of Inyo (1922) Part 1; Part 2

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Anecdotes of Nevada's Bench and Bar

William B. Daugherty, Metalliferous Murphy, Reno Evening Gazette, March 7, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

William B. Daugherty, A Pioneer Justice, Reno Evening Gazette, March 25, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

William B. Daugherty, Legal Lights at Pioche, Reno Evening Gazette, August 26, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

Sam Davis, A Carson Calumny, Reno Evening Gazette, May 9, 1881

Police Court, Reno Evening Gazette, May 9, 1881

His First Charge, Eureka Sentinel article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, July 3, 1889

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 1, Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mysterious Diablery, Salt Lake Tribune, August 24, 1890

William B. Daugherty, New Year's Musings, Reno Evening Gazette, December 31, 1890

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Nevada History:

On the Overland Trail in 1850

The Immigrant Route, Sacramento Transcript, April 17, 1851

The Carson River Route, Sacramento Transcript, April 19, 1851

The Truckee River, Sacramento Transcript, April 18, 1851

The Carson Valley Route — Continued, Sacramento Transcript, April 22, 1851

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The Lander Wagon Road Expedition of 1860 (Series 2 of 2)

City Intelligence - US Wagon Road Expedition, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1860

Frederick W. Lander, Lander's Explorations Upon the Great Plains, New York Times article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 26, 1860

"Voltigeur," The Lander Expedition, Alta California, July 27, 1860

Honey Lake Valley News, Marysville Appeal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 9, 1860

Across the Plains, Shasta Courier article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 20, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from Lander's Expedition, Alta California, August 24, 1860

Colonel Lander's Expedition, Marysville Appeal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 25, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, August 25, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, August 31, 1860

Treaty with the Indians, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, August 31, 1860

E. D. Knight, Letters from Lander's Expedition #1, Alta California, September 1, 1860

E. D. Knight, Letter from Lander's Expedition #2, Alta California, September 1, 1860

Lander's Outfit, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 3, 1860

Indian Interview — Col. Lander, etc., Alta California editorial, September 9, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, September 5, 1860

Col. Lander's Armistice, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, September 10, 1860

E. D. Knight, Col. Lander's Overland Expedition, Alta California, September 16, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Levell White, The Judge's Story, The Overland Monthly, November 1873

Bret Harte, The First Man, New York Sun article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, June 4, 1877

Dan De Quille, A Day's Fishing in Nevada, New York Sun, November 1, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mrs. Brady's Christmas Conundrum, from "Comstock Christmas Croppers," New York Sun, January 24, 1886

John H. Dennis, The Witch Tree of Tuscarora, Reno Evening Gazette, July 6, 1892

Minnie S. Snell, The Desert Ghosts, Out West Magazine, April 1907

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Nevada History:

Nevada's First Nugget, Alta California, May 17, 1880

First Gold in Nevada, Reno Weekly Gazette, February 12, 1880

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Carson Valley Directory, Placerville Mountain Democrat, August 12, 1854

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Sketches of the Washoe Country

Henry DeGroot, Sketches of the Washoe Country, published as a 13-part series in the Alta California, February and March, 1860 :  Part 1 (General Description); Part 2 (General Description continued); Part 3 (Mono Lake and Mines); Part 4 (Walker's River and Valley); Part 5 (Carson Valley); Part 6 (Eagle Valley); Part 7 (Washoe Valley); Part 8 (Pleasant and Steamboat Valleys); Part 9 (Truckee, Long, Honey Lake and Pyramid Lake Valleys); Part 10 (Farming Prospects and Land Claims); Part 11 (Mineral Resources of Western Utah); Part 12 (Obstacles and Routes); Part 13 (Conclusion)

Henry DeGroot, Agricultural Resources of Western Utah (Lake and Hope Valleys), Sacramento Union, February 18, 1860

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The Lander Wagon Road Expedition of 1860 (Series 1 of 2)

T. D. Jones, Who Is Colonel Lander?, Cincinnati Commercial article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

A Mountaineer's View of the Indian Trouble, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

The Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, May 17, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

"Voltigeur," Correspondence from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, June 8, 1860

E. D. Knight, The Lander Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, June 9, 1860

"Oro," F. W. Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, June 20, 1860

E. D. Knight, Colonel Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, June 21, 1860

Col. F. W. Lander, Letter from Col. F. W. Lander, Alta California, July 1, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1860

Later from Carson Valley, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1860

Col. F. W. Lander, Letter from Col. Lander, Sacramento Union, July 12, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, July 14, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, July 15, 1860

E. D. Knight, Col. Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, July 17, 1860

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 3 of 3) 

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 6, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 7, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 11, 1869]

            George B. Ellery, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 14, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 15, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 21, 1869]

            "Hamilton," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 24, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 28, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, May 6, 1869]

            G. W. C., Letter from Mineral City [Alta California, May 6, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, A Flying Trip to White Pine [Alta California, May 30, 1869]

            "L'Argent," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, June 21, 1869]

            "Argent," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, July 24, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 3, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 7, 1869]

            "J. M.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 11, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 14, 1869]

            Letter from White Pine, Alta California [September 7, 1869]

            "A Prospector," Letter from White Pine [Sacramento Union, June 30, 1870]

How San Francisco's Trade is Destroyed [Sacramento Union, July 23, 1870]

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Nevada Literature:

Charles Allen Sumner, A trip to Pioche; being a sketch of recent frontier travel  (1873)

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William O. Stoddard, A Dead Town [Appleton's Journal, October 25, 1873]

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Dan De Quille, Scenes In Nevada, New York Sun, June 7, 1885]

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Percy F. Montgomery, The Dead Camp [Sunset, November 1905]

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 2 of 3)

Albert S. Evans, White Pine [Alta California, February 18, 1869]

            White Pine [Sacramento Union, February 18, 1869]

            "S.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, February 27, 1869]

            "Chloride," White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, March 1, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine Notes [Alta California, March 2, 1869]

            The Eberhardt Mine at White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1869]

            The Rush for White Pine [Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1869]

            "B.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 4, 1869]

            Letter from White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 5, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 9, 1869]

            "Sage Brush," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 10, 1869]

            White Pine [Alta California, March 13, 1869]

            "W.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 14, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letters from White Pine [Alta California, March 16, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 18, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 21, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 25, 1869]

            "J. W.," White Pine Items [Alta California, March 28, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letters from White Pine [Alta California, March 29, 1869]

            W. A. Hardin, The Perils of White Pine [Alta California, March 29, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 31, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 1, 1869]

            Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 2, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 3, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 4, 1869]       

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, The Flute-Player of the Plains [Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 1890]

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Buried Bullion [Eureka Sentinel article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, May 8, 1877]

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Taming the Ruffian [San Francisco Chronicle article reprinted in the New York World, January 22, 1892]

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 1 of 3)

            Rich Mines in Eastern Nevada, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 20, 1867

            Matters at Reese River, Reese River Reveille article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union August 1, 1868

            Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, August 8, 1868

            Desperadoes at White Pine, Sacramento Union, September 2, 1868

            Letter from White Pine, Nev., Sacramento Union, October 17, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Over the Mountains, Alta California, November 12, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Trip to White Pine, Alta California, November 19, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Trip to the White Pine Silver Mines, Alta California, November 25, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine, Alta California, November 26, 1868

            A White Pine Millionaire Moved, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Alta California, November 27, 1868

            James Hitchens, Letter from White Pine, Grass Valley Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 2, 1868

            "Singleline" (Dr. J. W. Gally), White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in Alta California, December 8, 1868

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine, Alta California, December 25, 1868

            "Keep At It," Letter from White Pine, Sacramento Union, January 5, 1869

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine Projects, Alta California, January 6, 1869

            "D.," Letter from White Pine, Sacramento Union, January 7, 1869

            J. R. P., Letter from White Pine, Alta California, January 10, 1869

            John White, A Warning Voice From White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, January 12, 1869

            W. W. Bishop, Latest from White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, January 19, 1869

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine, Alta California, January 21, 1869

            "X.," Letter from White Pine, Alta California, February 2, 1869

            "Manhattan," White Pine Notes, Alta California, February 6, 1869

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine, Alta California, February 8, 1869

            George S. Evans, White Pine Weather, Alta California, February 9, 1869

            "X.," Letter from White Pine, Alta California, February 12, 1869

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Moosic [from the Alta California, August 17, 1877]

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Dan De Quille, Nevada Ideas of Divorce: How the "Mountain" Came to O'Hoolahan, Salt Lake Tribune, October 5, 1891]

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Mark Twain, Early Days in Nevada [Buffalo Express article, reprinted in the Alta California, January 17, 1870]

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Mark Twain, The Facts in the Great Land-Slide Case, Alta California, April 11, 1870]

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Nevada History:

Across Nevada on a Secret Mission

Details of a Journey to Salt Lake, and Return Trip [from the Alta California, August 12, 1858]

Travel on the Overland Stage in 1858

W. A. Wallace, Letter from Our Overland Correspondent – Mr. Wallace [from the Alta California (1858)] Part 1; Part 2

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From Ruby Valley

S., Letter from Utah Territory [from the Sacramento Union, March 9, 1859]

S. W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, April 1, 1863]

W. S., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, April 5, 1863]

"Togwash," Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, May 22, 1863]

Matters at Fort Ruby [from the San Francisco Bulletin, republished in the Sacramento Union, June 8, 1863]

C., Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, July 4, 1863]

U. S., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, July 10, 1863]

Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, July 18, 1863]

W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, July 25, 1863]

L., Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, August 13, 1863]

"Uncle Sam," Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, September 15, 1863]

S., Our Letter from Fort Ruby, N. T. [from the Alta California, September 30, 1863]

W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, October 26, 1863]

J. W. Brown, Notes on Ruby Valley and Vicinity [from the Alta California, August 3, 1864]

"Ruby," Letter from the State of Nevada [from the Alta California, June 22, 1865]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, The Story of a Lost Child [from the Salt Lake Tribune, January 17, 1892]

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Dan De Quille, Little Tum Tum of Barton's Bar [from the San Francisco Call, October 6, 1895]

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"Winkle," A Cruise on a Mountain Sea [from the Sacramento Union (1866)] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

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Nevada History:

1858: From Placerville to Salt Lake on the First Overland Stagecoach

E. Dyer, Letter from Salt Lake City [from the Alta California, September 16, 1858]

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The Early Mines of Nye

Letter from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, October 20, 1864]

Letter from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, October 22, 1864]

Letter from Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, August 22, 1865]

Letter from Nye County, Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, September 8, 1865]

Letter from Nye County, Nev. [from the Sacramento Union, September 12, 1865]

Letter from Nye County (Nev.) [from the Sacramento Union, September 30, 1865]

Letter from Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, October 12, 1865]

A. H., Letter from Nye County, Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, February 5, 1866]

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About Those Flash Flood Warnings

Albert S. Evans, A Cloud-Burst on the Desert [fromThe Overland Monthly, August 1869]

J. W. Gally, Dr. Gally on Cloudbursts [from the Pacific Rural Press, September 24, 1887]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, The Green Dragon of the Plains [from The New York Sun, February 20, 1887]

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Dan De Quille, Land of the Quetzal [from the Salt Lake Tribune, December 28, 1890]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, An Old Squaw [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Nevada History:

David Thompson (comp.), Indian Agency Reports pertaining to Nevada, 1850-51; 1852; 1853; [no local report made for 1854]; 1855; 1856; 1857; [no local report made for 1858]; 1859; 1861; 1862; 1863; 1864; 1865; 1866; 1867; 1868 [From the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs]

Related Reading

David Thompson (comp.), Letters from Nevada Indian Agents 1849-1861 (1981): 1849; 1850; 1851; 1852; 1853; 1854; 1855; 1856; 1857; 1858; 1859; 1860; 1861

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Meeting Hank Monk

"Traviata," A Chapter on Stage Travelling and Stage Drivers [from the Alta California, November 18, 1864]

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The Dark Side Of Indian Warfare

The Trial and Sentence of Captain Hill, Sixth Infantry, C. V. [from the Sacramento Union, November 13, 1865]

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Criminal Bands

The Fate of a Gang of California Ruffians [from the Alta California, April 15, 1871]

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Touring Nevada By Automobile, 1919

Beatrice Larned Massey, The Nevada Desert [from It might have been worse; a motor trip from coast to coast (1920)]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Piute Astronomy [from the Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, The "Old Prospector" [from the Salt Lake Tribune, December 27, 1885]

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Edward P. Payne, Spectres on the Overland Trail [from The Overland Monthly, December 1889]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, Mesquite [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Revolt of Martha Scott [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, For Sale: A Warrior [from Adventures With Indians (1908)]

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Nevada History:

A Honey Lake Pioneer's Narrow Escape

William Naileigh, An Indian Attack on the Plains [from the Sacramento Transcript, February 1, 1851]

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Trailblazers of the Central Route

E. L. Barnard, Letter [from the Deseret News, April 30, 1853]

Jackson Redding, Letter [from the Deseret News, December 1, 1853]

O. B. and C. A. Huntington, New Route [from the Deseret News, December 7, 1854]

News from the Short Route [from the Deseret News, June 20, 1855]

Howard Egan, The Central Route to California [from (ed.) William M. Egan, Pioneering the West 1846 to 1878 (1917)]

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From the Mines of El Dorado Cañon

F. S. A., Our Letter from Arizona Territory [from the Alta California, April 25, 1865]

F. S. A., Letter from Arizona Territory [from the Alta California, May 28, 1865]

From Arizona [from the Alta California, October 23, 1865]

Alling, Our Arizona Correspondence [from the Alta California, May 28, 1866]

Related Reading

J. H. R. [J. Henry Riley], Diary of Explorations in Search of the Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, July 17-August 2, 1862] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 16, 1863]

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 28, 1863]

P. W. S., Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, February 10, 1863]

Knight, Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, April 14, 1863]

J. M. M., Letter from El Dorado Canyon Arizona [from the Alta California, October 9, 1863]

J. B. Winters, Letter from the Colorado Mines [from the Alta California, December 19, 1863]

M., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, April 6, 1864]

J. S. L., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, May 10, 1864]

Mignedowa, Letter from El Dorado Cañon [from the Alta California, June 6, 1864]

J. M. Williams, Notes on the Mining Interests of Arizona [from the Alta California, August 2, 1864]

El Dorado Cañon and its Resources [from the Alta California, November 29, 1864]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Growler and Jowler [from the Virginia City Enterprise, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, January 31, 1880]

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Dan De Quille, The Scholarly Tramp [from the New York Sun, June 21, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, The Musical Coffin [from the Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 1886]

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Nevada History:

Panning for Gold on the Truckee, 1849

"A Pioneer Gold Humbug Victim," Origin of the Gold Lake Illusion [from the Alta California, March 10, 1860]

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Early Days in Southern Nevada

Ira Hatch (as told by to James A. Little), Mission to the Muddy in 1858 [from the Deseret News, June 8, 1870]

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Early Days on the Comstock

The Grosch Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company, The Grosch Brothers in Washoe [from the Sacramento Union, August 17, 1863]

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Gouging It Out

The Blunders in Washoe Mining [from the Alta California, October 24, 1865]

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The Death of Julia Bulette

Brutal Murder of a Woman [Territorial Enterprise clip, reprinted in the Alta California, January 26, 1867]

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Thomas Fitch, Recollections and Reflections [serialized in 27 issues of the Sunday San Francisco Call, 1903-1904] Part 1 (The Silver State); Part 2 (The Bonanza Kings Who Put a Girdle of Gold Around the World); Part 3 (Some Old Friends); Part 4 (Frontier Litigation); Part 5 (Stumping in California); Part 6 (The Golden Gate); Part 7 (The Civil War); Part 8 (Legislative Reminiscences); Part 9 (Washington Reminiscences); Part 10 (The Sun-Kissed Land); Part 11 (The Sun-Kissed Land No. 2); Part 12 (Sagebrush Sketches); Part 13 (Cactus Jurisprudence); Part 14 (Christmas); Part 15 (Clever Crooks); Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19 (Among the Players); Part 20 (Tara Boom De A); Part 21 (Stampeding a Convention)Part 22 (My War With Japan); Part 23 (Theodore Roosevelt); Part 24 (Territories and Chinese); Part 25 (Hawaii); Part 26 (Abraham Lincoln); Part 27 (John C. Frémont)

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Nevada Literature:

Mark Twain, The Judge's 'Spirited Woman' [from The Galaxy Magazine, June 1870]

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Albert S. Evans, A Waif of the Pogonip [from The Overland Monthly, June 1871]

__________

Mark Twain, The Genuine Mexican Plug [from Roughing It (1872)]

__________

Dan De Quille, A Red Hair [from the Salt Lake Tribune, April 18, 1886]

__________

Henry S. Brooks, The Metallurgist [from The Overland Monthly, February 1890]

__________

Dan De Quille, The Big Nevada Nugget [from the Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 1891]

 __________

Dan De Quille, Spooks of the High Trails [from the San Francisco Call, December 23, 1894]

__________

John S. Draper ("Uncle Ben Morgan"), Two Nights in Nevada [from Shams; or, Uncle Ben's experience with hypocrites (1899)]

__________

Nevada History:

New-Found "Tennessee" Letters

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, March 14, 1860]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen) Our Genoa Correspondence [from the Alta California, April 11, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Our Genoa Correspondence [from the Alta California, May 13, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, June 7, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, June 17, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), The Shooting of Sam Brown [from the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861]

Related Reading

David Thompson (compiler), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

  • Part 1 (Introduction, Table of Contents, Letters from 30 Sept 1857 to 16 Apr 1859)  
  • Part 2 (Letters from 21 Apr to 10 Dec 1859)  
  • Part 3 (Letters from 21 Dec 1859-28 Aug 1860)  
  • Part 4 (Appendix)

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Nevada Journalism

Jared B. Graham, The First Silver Boom, from Handset Reminiscences: Recollections of an Old-Time Printer and Journalist (1915)]

Jared B. Graham, The Inspired Liar, from Handset Reminiscences: Recollections of an Old-Time Printer and Journalist (1915)]

James W. E. Townsend, Pioneer Journalism in California, San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

Sam Davis, Political Revolution in Nevada, San Francisco Call, November 3, 1895]

__________

Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Lost in the Sierras: The Gold Hunter's Fate [from the Alta California, October 2, 1877]

__________

Major Ben C. Truman, Divorced on the Desert [from Occidental Sketches (1881)]

__________

Dan DeQuille, An American Miner in Mexico [from The Overland Monthly, January and February 1890] Part 1; Part 2

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M. Floyd, A Phantom of the High Sierra [from The Overland Monthly, April 1893]

__________

Dan De Quille, Ben Kent of Kern [from the San Francisco Call, 25 November 1894]

 __________

Nevada History:

Prospecting Nevada in 1850

Robert Wilson, Mr. Wilson's Correspondence [from the Alta California, September 29-October 20, 1850]

__________

The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

J. M. M., Letter from El Dorado Canyon Arizona [from the Alta California, October 9, 1863]

J. B. Winters, Letter from the Colorado Mines [from the Alta California, December 19, 1863]

M., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, April 6, 1864]

J. S. L., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, May 10, 1864]

Mignedowa, Letter from El Dorado Cañon [from the Alta California, June 6, 1864]

J. M. Williams, Notes on the Mining Interests of Arizona [from the Alta California, August 2, 1864]

El Dorado Cañon and its Resources [from the Alta California, November 29, 1864]

__________

Curtis J. Hillyer, The Winning of Nevada for Woman Suffrage (1916 reprint of 1869 speech to the Nevada Legislature)

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Nevada Literature:

Anonymous, Geological Reminiscences: Senator Jones Tells How the Wolves of the Mining Lodes Played Rough Games [from the San Francisco Call, October 27, 1895]

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C. W. Crocker, Bill Watson's Ride [from the Alta California, December 25, 1872]

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Sam Davis (?), The Darwinian Devil [from the San Francisco Call, December 2, 1895]

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Charles Carroll Goodwin, Sister Celeste [from The Comstock Club (1891)]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, Bruvver Jim's Baby (1904) -- Part 1 [Title Page, TOC and Chapter 1 (A Mighty Little Hunter); Chapter 2 (Jim Makes Discoveries); Chapter 3 (The Way to Make a Doll); Chapter 4 (Planning a New Celebration); Chapter 5 (Visitors at the Cabin)]; Part 2 [Chapter 6 (The Bell for Church); Chapter 7 (The Sunday Happenings); Chapter 8 (Old Jim Distraught); Chapter 9 (The Guilty Miss Doc); Chapter 10 (Preparations for Christmas)]; Part 3 [Chapter 11 (Troubles and Discoveries); Chapter 12 (The Making of a Christmas-Tree); Chapter 13 (Their Christmas-Day); Chapter 14 ("If Only I Had the Resolution"); Chapter 15 (The Gold in Borealis); Chapter 16 (Arrivals in Camp)]; Part 4 [Chapter 17 (Skeezuks Gets A Name); Chapter 18 (When the Parson Departed); Chapter 19 (Old Jim's Resolution); Chapter 20 (In the Toils of the Blizzard); Chapter 21 (A Bed in the Snow); Chapter 22 (Cleaning Their Slate); Chapter 23 (A Day of Joy)]

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Nevada History:

The Mines of Mono

"Indication," Notes of a Trip Through Western Utah, Alta California (1860) - Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6

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The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

P. W. S., Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, February 10, 1863]

"Knight," Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, April 14, 1863]

__________

Stagecoach Travel

Dan De Quille, Knights of the Whip [Daily Alta California, 12 April 1885]

Dan De Quille, Staging in Early Days [Daily Alta California, 19 April 1885]

__________

Nevada Literature:

Rollin M. Daggett, Luke Reynold's Ghost [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Sam Davis, Converting a Skeptic [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Dan De Quille, An Indian Story of the Sierra Madre [from Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 1895]

__________

J. H. Mathewson, The Strangling Arm [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

__________

Oliver Roberts, The Shrinking Rope [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Mary Hunter Austin, The Land of Little Rain (1903) -- Title page, TOC and The Land of Little Rain; Water Trails of the Ceriso; The Scavengers; The Pocket Hunter; Shoshone Land; Jimville – A Bret Harte Town; My Neighbor's Field; The Mesa Trail; The Basket Maker; The Streets of the Mountains; Water Borders; Other Water Borders; Nurslings of the Sky; The Little Town of the Grape Leaves

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Nevada History:

Good-Bye to Old Virginny

Finney, the Discoverer of the Silver Mines of Washoe [from the Daily Alta California, July 22, 1861]

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The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

J. H. R., Diary of Explorations in Search of the Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, July 17-August 2, 1862] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 16, 1863]

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 28, 1863]

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The Art of Milling Ore

Author unknown (but reads like early Twain), The Method of Managing Silver Mills in Washoe, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in Daily Alta California, July 21, 1862]

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The Territorial Judiciary

Pity the Sorrows of the Blind, Thomas Nast cartoon, (1871) [click on image to enlarge]

A Personal Matter in Nevada Territory [Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 28, 1863]

Rumored Corruption [Virginia City Daily Union article, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, May 14, 1864]

Comments upon "Strange Story" in the Union [Carson City Pi-Ute article, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, May 15, 1864]

Judge Locke of Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, May 30, 1864]

How the Grass Valley Mining Company has Spent its Money [Virginia City Daily Union article, reprinted in the Alta California, July 27, 1864]

Important from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 23, 1864]

The Judiciary in Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864]

Judiciary Matters in Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 27, 1864]

A Suit for Damages [Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 13, 1864]

The North-Stewart Imbroglio [Washoe City Times article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 25, 1865]

John Franklin Swift, The Washoe Bar [from Robert Greathouse; Story of the Nevada Silver Mines (1870)]

__________

Nevada Literature:

Mark Twain, Information for the Million [from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories (1867)]

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Mark Twain, Mr. Skae's Item [from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories (1867)]

__________

Henry Rust Mighels, Letters from Lake Bigler [from Sage Brush Leaves (1879)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, Schools and Stocks [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Lumber Herder [from Short Stories (1886)]

 __________

Dan De Quille, A Nevada Lawyer's Ruse [from the New York Sun, June 28, 1885]

__________

Nevada History:

Dan De Quille, Memories of Washoe [from the Daily Alta California, 2 February 1887]

__________

Dan De Quille, Nevada Newspapers [from the Daily Alta California, 26 April 1885]

__________

Nevada Literature:

John Franklin Swift, Robert Greathouse: A Story of the Nevada Silver Mines (unexpurgated edition of 1870) -- Part 1 (Title Page; TOC; The Silver Mines; Edmond Graham, Wife, and Daughter; Bob Greathouse, the Murderer; The Cosmodental Hotel; The Colony of Castaways); Part 2 (Enoch Bloodstone "strikes" it in the Graham Mine; Dame Partlet's Revenge; What constitutes Manhood; High Life; The Bosh Silver-Mining Company); Part 3 (The great Chain-shot Ball; The Fairy Island; The Blackmail Suit; Going to the Mines; Woman's Rights); Part 4 (Strawberry Station; The Carson Grade; Snakeweed and Bittergin, Counsellors-at-Law; Education forms the Common Mind; Jack Gowdy buys Mining Shares); Part 5 (The two Mortgages; Mr. Napoleon B. Spelter; No. 16, American Eagle Hotel; The Washoe Bar; The Patriotism of the Washoe Bar); Part 6 (What the Washoe Bar thinks of itself; A Declaration of Love; An Engagement to Marry; Joy in No. 16, American Eagle Hotel; An old Lover is sent about his Business); Part 7 (The Wedding Day is fixed; More Trouble at the Mine; How Mines are managed in Washoe; Charley Hunter obtains Employment; The Mother and her Offspring); Part 8 (Mr. Graham visits the Fourth Level; Mr. Graham has gone upon a Journey; The Wedding is Postponed; Mrs. Graham goes upon a Journey; A Friend comes to see Helen); Part 9 (A Worthy member of the Washoe Bar; Helen Graham Consults a Lawyer; Conscience an Obstacle to Justice; The Obstacle Removed; The King's Writ runneth not in the Graham Mine); Part 10 (Miss Graham is in very great Trouble; Joseph Bowers, of Calumet Creek; Practice at the Washoe Bar; The Sky is more Overcast; The Clouds begin to lift); Part 11 (Jack Gowdy's Logic; A Private writ of Habeas Corpus; Six Hours ahead of Time; Ten Hours ahead of Time; Serving the writ of Habeas Corpus); Part 12 (The Washoe Bar airs its Eloquence; Napoleon B. Spelter on the War-Path; Home Again; Another engagement to Marry; Jack Gowdy hands in his checks; Exeunt Omnes)

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Dan De Quille, A Dietetic Don Quixote [from the New York Sun, September 13, 1885]

__________

Dan De Quille, Tongue-Oil Timothy Dead [from the New York Sun, December 5, 1886]

__________

Sam P. Davis, An Oratorical Reminiscence [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, Andy Munroe's Funeral [from Short Stories (1886)]

 __________

Sam P. Davis, Locomotion of Inanimate Things [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Regional History:

J. M. Scanland, Joaquin Murrieta, A Californian Fra Diavolo [from The Overland Monthly, November 1895]

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Nevada History:

Dan De Quille, Comstock Reminiscences [from the Daily Alta California, 29 March 1885:1]

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Rollin M. Daggett, Brisk Days on the Comstock 1 [from the San Francisco Call, August 6, 1893]

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Rollin M. Daggett, Brisk Days on the Comstock 2 [from the San Francisco Call, September 10, 1893]

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Nevada Literature:

Laura L. White, A Story of Donner Lake Pass [from The Overland Monthly, October 1884]

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Dan De Quille, The Comstock Vein [from the Daily Alta California, 3 May 1885]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Quill Driver's Convention [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Reporter's Revenge [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Typographical Howitzer [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Davis, The Verse Carpenters [from Short Stories (1886)]

 __________

Rollin M. Daggett, My French Friend [from The Overland Monthly, January 1895]

__________

Dan De Quille, The Black Dog of the Bend [from the San Francisco Call, 19 May 1895]

__________

Nevada History:

Letter from Carson Valley [from the Sacramento Union February 20, 1860]

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A Bill to Organize the Territory of Nevada, Passed, and Approved by the President [from the Sacramento Union, April 29, 1861]

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Fannie Mayer Bangs, A Faithful Account of the Last Indian Uprising in Nevada [from Nevada Historical Society Papers 1913-1916 (1917)]

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Oscar T. Shuck, David S. Terry [from Bench and Bar in California; History, Anecdotes, Reminiscences (1889)]

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E. G. Waite, An Estimate of the Life and Character of David S. Terry [from The Overland Monthly, October 1889]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, One of the Lost [from the New York Sun September 20, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, Chief Geronimo [from the Daily Alta California, 21 September 1885]

__________

Sam P. Davis, Miss Armstrong's Homicide [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Candidate's Diary [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, The Circus Advance Agent [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

James W. Gally, The Lazy Board [from the Pacific Rural Press, 7 January 1888]

 __________

Philip Verrill Mighels, A Nevada Samaritan [from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, July 1905]

__________

Philip Verrill Mighels, The Mystery at Zeke's [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, July 1906]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, Barney Doon, Braggart [from (ed.) William Dean Howells and Henry Mills Alden, Life at High Tide. . . (1907)]

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Nevada History:

How Horace Greeley Entered California [from the Sacramento Union, October 10, 1859]

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Carson City [from the Sacramento Union, November 2, 1859]

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The New Silver Mines [from the Sacramento Union, November 9 and 10, 1859]

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From Carson to the Silver Mines [from the Sacramento Union, November 18, 1859]

__________

Adolph Sutro, A Trip to Washoe [from the San Francisco Daily Alta California, April 11 and 14, 1860]

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Remarks on the Washoe Silver Mines [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, December 1859 and April 1860]

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Washoe Brandy [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, August 1860]

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Nevada Literature:

Anonymous, Mark Twain and Dan De Quille [from the Virginia City (Nev.) Footlight; reprinted in the Sacramento Union August 18, 1877]

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James W. Gally, Seeking Shadows [from The Californian Magazine, April 1881]

__________

Sam P. Davis, A Day with Bill Nye [from Short Stories (1886)]  

__________

Sam P. Davis, A Stock Chapter [from Short Stories (1886)]

__________

Sam P. Davis, Dramatic Recollections [from Short Stories (1886)]

 __________

Sam P. Davis, Mark Haverly [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Dan De Quille, A Combat With Tigers [from the San Francisco Call, 16 May 1897]

__________

Nevada History:

Crossing the Sierras: Norwegian Snow Skates [from Hutching's Illustrated California Magazine, February 1857]

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Notes and Sketches of the Washoe Country [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, April 1860]

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Notes from the Washoe Silver Mines [a collection of articles from Mining magazine; devoted to mines, mining operations, metallurgy &c., 1859-1860]

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Indian War in Western Utah [articles from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, June and July 1860]

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The Pony Express [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, July 1860]

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Sand Clouds on the Desert [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, October 1860]

__________

The Alligator in Pyramid Lake [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, November 1860]

__________

Henry DeGroot, The Comstock Lode [from The Overland Monthly, June 1873]

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George Graham Rice, My Adventures With Your Money (1911); Chapter I (Title Page, Table of Contents, The Rise & Fall of Maxim & Gay); Chapter II (Mining Finance at Goldfield); Chapter III (The Brewing of a Saturnalia of Speculation); Chapter IV (The Greenwater Fiasco); Chapter V (On the Eve of the Great Goldfield Smash); Chapter VI (Nipissing and Goldfield Con); Chapter VII (Rawhide); Chapter VIII (The Press Agent and the Public's Money); Chapter IX (The Wall Street Game); Chapter X (Enter, B. H. Scheftels and Company); Chapter XI (A Fight to the Death); Chapter XII (The Lesson of It All)

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Old-Time Gold Delvers [from the Daily Alta California, 22 March 1885:1]

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Sam P. Davis, The Pocket-Miner [from Short Stories (1886)]

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James W. Gally, Ghosted [from The Overland Monthly, August 1886]  

__________

Sam P. Davis, Pine Nutmegs and Bass-wood Hams [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Rollin M. Daggett, O'Doud's Diggin's [from The Overland Monthly, November 1894]

 __________

Dan De Quille, The Metalloscopists [from the San Francisco Call, 17 June 1894:11]

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Sam P. Davis, The Mystery of the Savage Sump [from The Black Cat, December 1901]

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Nevada History:

Amasa Lyman, Report of Journey from San Bernardino to Great Salt Lake City [from Journal of Discourses, vol. 5 (1857)]

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George A. Smith, Report of a Visit to the Southern Country  [from Journal of Discourses vol. 5 (1857)]

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Walter M. Leman, Playing the Comstock in 1863-1864 [from Memories of an Old Actor (1886)]

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George E. Peckham, Reminiscences of An Active life [from Nevada Historical Society Papers, 1917-1920 (1920)] Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3

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Nevada Literature:

Idah Meacham Strobridge, In Miner's Mirage-Land (1904) - Part 1 (Foreword; Mirages of the Desert) ; Part 2 (The Myths of the Desert; The Secret Mine of the Brown Men) ; Part 3 (The Charm of the Desert; The Quest of Old Man Berry) ; Part 4 (The Lovers of the Desert; Forman's Find) ; Part 5 (The Lessons of the Desert; The Marvelous Hardin Silver) ; Part 6 (The Lure of the Desert; The Rise and Fall of Hardin City)Part 7 (The Men of the Desert; Three Little Lakes of Gold) ; Part 8 (The Beauty of the Desert; The Lost Blue Bucket Mines) ; Part 9 (A Memory of the Desert; A Desert Mystery) ; Part 10 (The Toll of the Desert; The Graves of the Desert)

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Philip Verrill Mighels, When Mammon Makes a Camp  [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, May 1905]

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    [From the Carson City Appeal, July 21, 1875]

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    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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    Georgia:

       Button Gwinnett

       Lyman Hall

       George Walton

    North Carolina:

       William Hooper

       Joseph Hewes

       John Penn

    South Carolina:

       Edward Rutledge

       Thomas Heyward, Jr.

       Thomas Lynch, Jr.

       Arthur Middleton

    Massachusetts:

    John Hancock

    Maryland:

    Samuel Chase

    William Paca

    Thomas Stone

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton

    Virginia:

    George Wythe

    Richard Henry Lee

    Thomas Jefferson

    Benjamin Harrison

    Thomas Nelson, Jr.

    Francis Lightfoot Lee

    Carter Braxton

    Pennsylvania:

       Robert Morris

       Benjamin Rush

       Benjamin Franklin

       John Morton

       George Clymer

       James Smith

       George Taylor

       James Wilson

       George Ross

    Delaware:

       Caesar Rodney

       George Read

       Thomas McKean

    New York:

       William Floyd

       Philip Livingston

       Francis Lewis

       Lewis Morris

    New Jersey:

       Richard Stockton

       John Witherspoon

       Francis Hopkinson

       John Hart

       Abraham Clark

    New Hampshire:

       Josiah Bartlett

       William Whipple

    Massachusetts:

       Samuel Adams

       John Adams

       Robert Treat Paine

       Elbridge Gerry

    Rhode Island:

       Stephen Hopkins

       William Ellery

    Connecticut:

       Roger Sherman

       Samuel Huntington

       William Williams

       Oliver Wolcott

    New Hampshire:

       Matthew Thornton

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    Our American Heritage:

    Preamble To The Constitution Of The United States

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    The Bill Of Rights Of The American Republic

    AMENDMENT I.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    AMENDMENT II.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    AMENDMENT III.

    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    AMENDMENT IV.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    AMENDMENT V.

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of  a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval  forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.  

    AMENDMENT VI.

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

    AMENDMENT VII.

    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

    AMENDMENT VIII.

    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

    AMENDMENT IX.

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    AMENDMENT X.

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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    Two Poems By Robinson Jeffers

    Shine, Republic

    The quality of these trees, green height; of the sky, shining; of water, a clear flow; of the rock, hardness

    And reticence: each is noble in its quality. The love of freedom has been the quality of western man.

    There is a stubborn torch that flames from Marathon to Concord, its dangerous beauty binding three ages

    Into one time; the waves of barbarism and civilization have eclipsed but have never quenched it.

    For the Greeks the love of beauty, for Rome of ruling; for the present age the passionate love of discovery;

    But in one noble passion we are one; and Washington, Luther, Tacitus, Eschylus, one kind of man.

    And you, America, that passion made you. You were not born to prosperity, you were born to love freedom.

    You did not say “en masse,” you said “independence.” But we cannot have all the luxuries and freedom also.

    Freedom is poor and laborious; that torch is not safe but hungry, and often requires blood for its fuel.

    You will tame it against it burn too clearly, you will hood it like a kept hawk, you will perch it on the wrist of Caesar.

    But keep the tradition, conserve the forms, the observances, keep the spot sore. Be great, carve deep your heel-marks.

    The states of the next age will no doubt remember you, and edge their love of freedom with contempt of luxury.

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    Shine, Perishing Republic

    While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire

    And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens,

    I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots to make earth.

    Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances, ripeness and decadence; and home to the mother.

    You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly

    A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains: shine, perishing republic.

    But for my children, I would have them keep their distance from the thickening center; corruption

    Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie at the monster's feet there are left the mountains.

    And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant, insufferable master.

    There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught--they say-- God, when he walked on earth.

     

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    If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not.

    – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1738)

     

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