Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

November 2014 Blog Posts (1)

Jim Pettengill's Lake Valley

I just read Jim's fine article, Lake Valley, New Mexico in Wild West magazine. He writes of some choice nuggets dealing with the history of the town that began in 1878 and saw it's last residents depart in 1994. He even mentions the link of the silver town to such notables as Walt Whitman, "Longhair Jim" Courtright, the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 and a rich pocket of horn silver that was dubbed the "Bridal Chamber" - one of the richest pockets of silver ever…

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Added by Carbine on November 27, 2014 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

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