By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been chanced on in California, and plenty of males made their method out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky locations packed with violence and crime. legislations and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee turned the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra legitimate process of legislation used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this booklet discusses the lads that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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