Monthly Archives: September 2018

Entewa – 3 (At last!)

As they approached Barkley, his eyes were fixed upon the lovely form of an Indian girl, clad in the russet garb of her native home, half-concealed by the graceful folds of a Mexican Sirappo,* that had been carelessly thrown about … Continue reading

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Entewa — 2

I told you about Barkley, the hero of Entewa; the Mountain Bird. Now I’ll tell you about the villain. He is Spendower (first name unknown, like Barkley), who goes by the nickname “Old Cub,” a name acquired from his “apparent … Continue reading

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Entewa; the Mountain Bird

The first fictional work ever published in California was a tale of romance and adventure in the gold-mining camps, written by a young doctor and printed in Marysville. The title is Entewa; the Mountain Bird, and the author was J. … Continue reading

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The Lost States of America

I came across this fun book titled Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and other states that never made it, by Michael J. Trinklein (Quirk Books, 2010). This is a light-hearted and well-illustrated look at dozens of proposed states … Continue reading

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A Lady in the Northern Mines

Just a snippet from a book I was looking at yesterday. I always enjoy reading about women pioneers and the reaction they engendered when they arrived at a mining camp. The book is The Pierce Chronicle: Personal Reminiscences of E. … Continue reading

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