California: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 387pp. Jacket has two tiny black spots on the front edge near the bottom tip and a tiny chip to top edge in back. Illustrations. Very Good + / very good. Item #17432
The theatrical history of the wild and wooly Nevada of the gold and silver mining days of the Comstock and Virginia City, Austin, Aurora, Carson City, Franktown, Geonoa, Dayton, Churchhill, Humboldt, Gold Hill, Ione, and Silver City. Famous folk such as Virginia Howard, Lotta Crabtree, Sarah Stark, Frank Mayo, Adah Menken, Junius Booth, Mark Twain, Dan DeQuille, and many others trod backstage and onstage putting on entertainment from poetry readings, prize fights, lotteries, glee clubs, brawls, Sanitary Fund balls, social, dancing, plays, parades, and hurdy gurdy girls.There were four to six theaters going all the time and even the famous Piper's Opera House. Fun book to read as as well as educational. They were a wild bunch!