Rattlesnake Dick: A Novel 1954 Robert Baker Elder ~ Story of Northern California Gold Rush-Era Outlaw Richard Barter ~ Auburn, Placer County


Title: Rattlesnake Dick: A Novel

Author: Robert Baker Elder

Description: Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper, else internally clean. Dust jacket shows light edgewear; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. 278 pages.

A embellished account of the Gold Rush-era Old West outlaw and gang member, Richard ''Rattlesnake Dick'' Barter, whose criminal activities took place throughout northern California during the decade of the 1850's. He was known for his stagecoach and mule-train robberies, and was an associate and fellow gang member with George and Cyrus Skinner. In 1959, he was killed and buried in Auburn, Placer County, California.

The author, Robert Baker Elder (1915-2008), was a novelist and a lifelong resident of Auburn, California.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Chapman & Grimes, Inc.
Place: Boston
Year: 1954

Keywords: outlaws, Gold Rush, Auburn, Placer County, Trinity County, Shasta County, Siskiyou County, California, northern California, history, Richard Barter, Cyrus Skinner, Rattlesnake Bar,

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