A Valentine Poem by the Miner Poet

Here is a Valentine poem from our own Bard of Butte, first published in the Butte Record on February 28, 1863. He signs himself ALP, his nom de plume based on the initials of his name, Alexander Preston Longley,

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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2 Responses to A Valentine Poem by the Miner Poet

  1. noseybear says:

    Is Etna a known person or only a name in the poem? Hope his next romantic experience turned out better for him!

  2. nancyleek says:

    I think it’s a made-up name, but I don’t really know.

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