COMSTOCK BONANZA by Duncan-Ed Emrich


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That lively ""ghost"" and current tourist attraction, Virginia City, scarred guardian of the fabulous Comstock Lode, is the subject of this collection that delves largely into the ranks of forgotten American authors and comes up with a rousing vignette of the Old West, succinctly edited by the Chief of Folklore Division of the Library of Congress. Contributors are: John Ross Browne, versatile observant traveller whose works preceded and probably influenced some of Melville's and Twain's; Fred Hart, newspaperman and author of Reve and The James W. Gully, prolific producer of newspaper stories, Dan de Quille (William Wright) beloved Nevadan Writer and author of the classic The Big Joseph T. Goodman, publisher of The Territorial Enterprise and discoverer of Mark Twain; Sam Davis, roving newspaper writer and editor; and the two big guns--Bret Harte and Mark Twain. A rich mother lode of Americana and Nevadana that can be recommended to all Western enthusiasts.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1950
Publisher: Vanguard