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    LOT OF (5) ROUGH & READY (CALIFORNIA) GOLD RUSH LETTERS 1859 - Rough & Ready, California 1859. The 1850's were good years for the town, during which time it was the center of activity in the region. But as the gold slowly gave out in the creeks and on the flats, and after the fires of 1856 and 1859 nearly obliterated the town, leaving only twenty-four houses, the town declined almost as quickly as it had developed. This lot consists of (5) Gold Rush era letters, From May 1859-Sept. 1859. "affair occurred at Mooney Flats, (a place a short distance beyond Rough & Ready) day before yesterday, between old Mr. Cague?, and other parties the names of whom I did not known resulting, from a pistol shot by Mr. Cague?" All letters signed by James.

    Condtion:Very fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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