What stage line was held up?
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What stage line was held up? a critical examination of the hold-up of the Milton to Sonora, California, stage on November 15, 1876 by Waddell F. Smith

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Published by Pony Express History and Art Gallery in San Rafael, Calif .
Written in English


  • Wells, Fargo & Company.,
  • Outlaws -- California.,
  • California -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Waddell F. Smith.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16972992M

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