Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, c1997
xii, 178 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN:
0930588886 (pbk.), 9780930588885 (pbk.), Language:
These fifteen stories bring the California gold rush to life with a boisterous assemblage of rough-clad miners, pistol-packing preachers, iron-willed women, and philosophical gamblers
The luck of roaring camp -- The outcasts of Poker Flat -- Miggles -- Tennessee's partner -- High-water mark -- The idyl of Red Gulch -- Mr. Thompson's prodigal -- The romance of Madroño Hollow -- Wan Lee, the pagan -- How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar -- Bulger's reputation -- A yellow dog -- Dick Spindler's family christmas -- In the tules -- Lanty Foster's mistake
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