GOLD DIGGERS AND CAMP FOLLOWERS 1845-1851 by David Allan Comstock


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 $27.50