Matt Draper: From Riverboat Gambler to Frontier Banker

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by John Rayburn

Matt Draper:  From Riverboat Gambler to Frontier Banker

Matt Draper: From Riverboat Gambler to Frontier Banker

by John Rayburn

Amusing and amazing tales that were part of settling the west after the Civil War as trains and telegraph began replacing stagecoaches and Pony Express counterparts.
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Amusing and amazing tales that were a part of settling the west as trains and telegraph began replacing stagecoaches and Pony Express counterparts.
The lead character is a former riverboat gambler turned banker, using a start-up fund of winnings and discovery of an abandoned Confederate gold cache at the end of the Civil War.
Clashes with drunken cowboys aboard a train, staving off a stagecoach hold-up, a shootout with villainous holdovers from the bloodthirsty Quantrill’s Raiders, saving a child from drowning, thwarting a bank robbery and working in a cattle drive threatened by a coalition of farmers are some of the ingredients of the rousing adventure.
As the tumultuous years pass the story culminates with the disastrous 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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Pages: 179


Sales Rank: 1131491

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