Gold Rush Glimpses Updates & News







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New speeches on Ulysses S. Grant Out West and The Rebel Reverend (James Caldwell), an American Revolution Hero, written by his great-great-great-great grandson, Craig MacDonald, are now available.

An Excerpt from John Poimiroo’s Book Review in the MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT, an El Dorado County, CA Newspaper, published since 1851.


“Old West Christmas, Tales with a Twist”


“This entertaining book has arrived just in time for the holidays, and for anyone interested in El Dorado County tales, it is as full as a Christmas stocking with them…The true stories reflect the hard times, loneliness and disappointment that existed during the  Gold Rush but they also inspire hope in the redemptive spirit of the season…and cheer for a better tomorrow…There’s even humor, intrigue and deceit…Each story’s accompanied by lively and colorful illustrations by well-known painter Bill Anderson that add a style to the full color book, which also has Old West recipes and poetry. The author is an old hand at spinning such gripping yarns and he does it in the best style of western story telling. There lies within each story a twist, surprising turns that make the book a must read.”