[HISTORY] A History of the Comstock Silver Lode & Mines, by Dan DeQuille - icequeen

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Post by silverquill » April 21st, 2021, 10:02 pm

A History of the Comstock Silver Lode & Mines, by Dan DeQuille (1829 - 1898)
This is a brief account of the Comstock Silver Lode and mines, and description of the geographic features of the state of Nevada including the railroads. Silver not only defined Nevada, but influenced the opening of the American West as far as San Francisco. Dan De Quille (pseudonym for William Wright) wrote extensively on the history of mining in the area of Nevada, and published the larger work “The Big Bonanza” assisted by Mark Twain, both of whom were part of the Sagebrush School of writers. (Summary by Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » April 21st, 2021, 10:03 pm

Something a bit different with nice short sections.
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Post by icequeen » April 22nd, 2021, 8:08 pm

Now this looks interesting! I can MC this one for you, Larry!
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Post by icequeen » April 22nd, 2021, 8:12 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you! As always, we will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
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Post by alanmapstone » April 22nd, 2021, 9:06 pm

Can I jump in early and claim section 22 and 52?
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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2021, 9:25 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 9:06 pm
Can I jump in early and claim section 22 and 52?
You're in, Alan. Thank you!
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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2021, 9:28 pm

A DPL would be most welcome.
Easy short sections. :wink:

Also, as noted in the instructions, I'm requesting that no more than three sections be claimed at a time, so we can give opportunities for many readers. Of course, more sections can be claimed after the one's first claims are submitted.
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Post by alanmapstone » April 22nd, 2021, 9:39 pm

Noting the 3 section limit, can I also take 56 to round off the railroad theme?
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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2021, 9:43 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 9:39 pm
Noting the 3 section limit, can I also take 56 to round off the railroad theme?
Glad to have you!
Thanks again.
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Post by ToddHW » April 24th, 2021, 3:15 am

May I read sections 11 and 29?

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Post by silverquill » April 24th, 2021, 7:31 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 3:15 am
May I read sections 11 and 29?

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Thank you, Todd!
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Post by lomond » April 24th, 2021, 1:23 pm

Greetings -

DPL?

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Post by silverquill » April 24th, 2021, 7:15 pm

lomond wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Greetings -

DPL?

Lomond
Yes, with thanks!
I think you'll enjoy this fun little project.
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Post by icequeen » April 24th, 2021, 7:59 pm

You have access to the MW, Lomond, thank you!

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Post by silverquill » April 25th, 2021, 9:13 pm

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