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BOLD WOMEN, COLD GOLD, HARD MEN & HOT LEAD

[1869-1879] 

 

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BOLD WOMEN, COLD GOLD, HARD MEN & HOT LEAD [1869-1879] TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS CHRONOLOGY

Chapter                                                                                                                      Page

 

Pistol Duel on Cover [See Chapter 55]

[Summer 1877]

223

 

Foreword by Curator Joe N. Bone

1869 through 1879

D

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Gold & Silver Spark Western Expansion

1869 through 1879

1

1

White Hostage at Fort Hays

Summer 1869

4

2

Hellfire In Hays City, Kansas

Summer - Fall 1869

8

3

Laura Fair's Desperate Dilemma

Fall 1869

12

4

Herd Sheep Or Starve

Spring - Fall 1869

16

5

Anaconda Of The Comstock

1865- 1870

20

6

Their Grand Obsession

Fall 1869 - Spring 1870

24

7

The Race Of The Century

Summer 1870

28

8

Boot Hill For Wild Bill

July 1870

32

9

Tryst On The El Capitan

Summer - Fall 1870

36

10

Accused Of First Degree Murder

Fall 1870- Spring 1871

42

11

Marshal Of The Abilene Dream

April - July 1871

49

12

Beefsteak For Idaho Miners

Spring - Summer 1871

53

13

Love and Death In Abilene

Summer - Fall 1871

57

14

Learning The Trail Game

Summer - Fall 1871

61

15

A Pair Beats Five Of A Kind

Fall 1871 - Early 1872

65

16

Laura Fair's Travails In Jail

Mid 1871 - Early 1872

69

17

The Golden Gold Digger

Summer - Fall 1872

73

18

Laura Fair's Final Act

Fall 1872

77

19

Thunder In The Hills

February 1873

81

20

Two Train Wrecks In Texas

Fall 1872- Early 1873

84

21

Three Way War On the Comstock

Spring - Fall 1873

88

22

North From Texas To Idaho

Spring - Fall 1873

92

23

Hostiles On The Yellowstone

Summer - Fall 1873

96

24

Wild Bill On Stage

Fall - Year's End 1873

102

25

Fighting Fire And Fast women

1874

106

26

Wild Bill Heads West

Spring-Fall 1874

110

27

Grant's Scandal Mine

Spring 1874

114

28

Custer's Black Hills Expedition

Summer 1874

117

29

Comstock's Rich Get Richer

Fall 1874

121

30

Rain-in-the-Face

Late 1874-Early 1875

124

31

Rocky Mountain Fever

Early 1875

128

32

Crazy For Adventure

Spring-Summer 1875

132

33

Alcatraz Farewell

Summer 1875

136

34

The Peacock and the Parasol

Summer 1875

140

35

Virginia City Wildfire

Fall-Late 1875

144

36

War In Washington

Fall 1875-Early 1876

148

37

Denver's Goddess Of Chance

Late 1875

152

38

Will Wild Bill Wed?

Spring 1876

155

39

Revenge Of The Mad Hatter

Spring 1876

159

40

Secrets In Denver

Spring 1876

163

41

David, Pete And Frances

Spring-Summer 1876

167

42

Gold In The Dakotas

Spring-Summer 1876

171

43

Custer Enrages Grant

Spring-Summer 1876

174

44

Autie's Letters From Afar

Summer 1876

179

45

Taps For The 7th Cavalry

Summer 1876

183

46

Controversial In Life and Death

Summer 1876

187

47

Wagons To Deadwood

Summer 1876

191

48

Desperate In Deadwood

Summer 1876

195

49

Wild Bill's Luck Runs Out

Summer 1876

199

50

Dakota Spy

Summer 1876

203

51

Bloody Black Hills

Summer-Fall 1876

207

52

The Long Hunt

Fall 1876

211

53

Dakota Territory vs. John McCall

Fall 1876-Spring 1877

215

54

Branding Time In Oregon

Spring-Summer 1877

219

55

Gunsmoke And Pink Tights

Summer 1877

223

56

The Reckless Buckaroo

Fall-Winter 1877

227

57

Indian War In Idaho And Oregon

Summer-Late 1878

230

58

Queen of the Desperadoes

Mid 1878-Early 1879

235

59

Inquiry and Renowned Reburials

1877-1879

240

60

Busted in Bodie

Fall 1879

244

61

The Comstock's Denouement

October 1879

248

62

High Road To Leadville

Fall-Late 1879

252

 

Epilogue - Fate of Leading Figures

After 1879

258

 

Acknowledgment

 

266

 

Bibliography [Reference Key For Notes]

 

268

 

With Research Notes

 

274

 

Index of 409 Real People, 33 States etc

 

277

 

List of 143 Illustrations [in this Text]

 

284

 

Map List [11 Maps]

 

288

 

Actual Maps [Pages 289 thru 299]

About The Authors [Brief Biographies]

Other Titles By These Authors

Ordering Information

 

289

300

302

305

 

 

 

 

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