Some pioneers who came
west in 1849 were diggers of gold, while the rest were “camp followers”: the
printers, lawyers, doctors, merchants, gamblers, bankers, innkeepers, etc., who
came to share the riches. A true account of pioneer journalists, frontier crime
and politics, Mormon migrations, and tragic confrontations between Indians and
the foreign adventurers.
413 pp, illus; maps, charts, hardcover $35.00