Notes from the Past

Winning of the West

Copied from an old western poster: "Notice!  To Thieves, Thugs, Fakirs, and Bunko-Steerers, among whom are:  Alias 'Off Wheeler,' Saw Dust, Billy the Kid, Billy Multin, Little Jack, The Cuter, Pockmarked Kid, and about Twenty Others.  If found within the limits of this City after TEN O'CLOCK P.M.  This Night you will be invited to attend a GRAND NECK-TIE PARTY.  The expense of which will be borne by -- 100 substantial Citizens, Virginia City, Nevada, March 24th, 1868.
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
September 21, 1957

Posted July 14, 1999

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