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A Lady in Boomtown: Miners and Manners on the Nevada Frontier - Page 3

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Chapter 1 Proposal in the Ladies’ Parlor… Honeymoon via S. P., V. & T., and Carson & Colorado… Judges, Gunmen and Fellow Travelers… Beds and Bugs at Hawthorne… The Stage from Soda Ville… At Last, Tonopah Chapter 2 Our First Home… The Noisy “ Chew” of the Donkey Engine… Tonopah Panorama… Some Desert Impressions… An Old- Fashioned Shivaree… Kindly Neighbors and a Gallant Saloon- Keeper Chapter 3 Jim Butler and His Burro… The “ Mizpah”… The Coming of Tasker Oddie… Bonanza… Claim- Jumpers and Big Jack Longstreet… Prospectors, Leasers, and Money from the East Chapter 4 A Piano by Mule- Team… The Fine Art of Mule- skinning... Dresden China in Tin- Cup Country… Riding Breeches and “ Calling” Gowns... A New Kind of Pioneer… Celebrated Gunmen and the Glamorous Red light Chapter 5 Our Friend Tasker … Introducing the Oddie Family… The “ Damn Horse” Rondo… Pine Creek Ranch… Dancing, 300 Feet Underground… A Guided Tour through the Tunnels… The Glory Hole, “ Sweetest Ground in the District”… Six Inches from Perfection Chapter 6 Women in Tonopah… Desert Housekeeping… The Great Laundry Fiasco… Indian Annie’s Father… Banquet on Oilcloth… The Wonder of Ruby Silver… Shakespeare and a Dogfight…“ The Never green Tree”… Concert, in Miner’s Boots and Organdy Chapter 7 Cowhand’s Luck… Goldfield…“ Richest Ore Ever Recorded”… Lady in a Flophouse... Great Mines of Goldfield… Of Games and Gamblers… Gun Play for Elinor Glyn… The Gans- Nelson Fight… High- Graders, Mine Owners, and the I. W. W. Chapter 8 Short line from Tonopah Junction...“ Railroad Days”… Indians, Floats, and the Carson Band… Prize Money for the Losers… The Governor’s Gunman and Others… A Drilling Contest Chapter 9 A New House… Mission Furniture and Inside Plumbing!… An Elegant Social with Music from the Redlight… Of Baby Food and Frontier Doctors… The Wonderful Vacuum Cleaner… Fire!… Some Unforgettable Household Helpers Chapter 10 Suppers at the ‘ Dobe Shack… Tales of the Mines… Ellendale, a Bubble of Pure Gold… Key Pittman… The Perilous Fortunes of the Big Promoters… Eulogy for Riley Grannan… A Political Rally and a Country Dance

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