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THE GUM SHOE KID

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THE GUM SHOE KID

By Agnes Wright Spring

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BABY DOE MEMORABILIA

IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

FACTUAL REPRESENTATION

OF OUR WESTERN TREASURES

Folks, what a treasure I found. Story after story of the legends of the west all witnessed by one called The Gumshoe Kid who was an irrepressible character who just didn’t use his name cause his very presence and bearing brought out the love and adoration of his fellow miners even though in today’s world, he might be considered a “high-grader†or a “slickâ€, or a “con manâ€, or an “Alaska Boomers†or a “Bird-men†or a “Booster†or a “Cousin Jack or a “Closer†or a “Shill†or a “Slicker†or a “Tracer. Whatever he was, above all, he was a witness to the history of the Gold miners and their operation in Colorado, Nevada, Alaska and he knew them all. Here is the story entitled

THE GUM SHOE KID

Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the LEGENDS of the old west gold mines like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

For more Information Please Visit:

The Tom Russell Collection

IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive

I hope you appreciate the effort.


Folks, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, it’s worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Indians, my indexed listings will include all Indian names mentioned in the story from this time on.

THE GUM SHOE KID

By Agnes Wright Spring

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1850s – 1960s

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: COLORADO, NEVADA, ALASKA

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

ADAMS, Union Man who some claim killed Arthur Collins, manager of the Smuggler Mine in Tellerud

BIG FOOT SUSIE, waitress who wore a size 12 and married four or five times.

BLONGER, Lou

BROWN, Bailin’ Wire, Called “Lover Boy†was the husband of Big Foot Susie

CALLAHAN, short change artist

CARPENTER, Oscar – alleged killer of Arthur Collins, manager of the Smuggler Mine in Tellerud

COLLINS, Arthur, Manager of Smuggler Mine in Telluride

CUSHING, Deputy Sheriff of Tonopah, Nevada

DAVIS, Diamond Field Jack – Former worker in the African Diamond Fields now a local gunman for a prominent politician.

GLEASON, a cowboy who rounded up some horses and helped Diamond Field Jack escape the hangman’s noose.

GOLD TOOTH BESS married Tom Little who forgot to get a divorce.

GOLDFIELD, Mr. “Grandpa†– for whom the town of Goldfield, Nevada was named.

ICICLE JIMMY – called Old Dooead and the Dean of all Alaskan Boomers.

LITTLE, Tom

McCARTHY, Flannel Mouth – one of the bosses at a mine in Goldfield.

MELANEY, Secretary of the Victor Miner’s Union at Victor, Colorado

ODDIE, Tascarel, U. S. Senator who purchase The Gumshoe Kid a new wardrobe when he arrived in Tonopah, Nevada

REED, Billy, brother of Frank Reed

REED, Frank, killed Soapy Smith

RICHIE, Atha – one of bosses of The Gumshoe Kid at the mine in Goldfield.

SANDS (Sandolowsky), Charlie, partner in a clothing store with his brother “Jakieâ€

SANDS (Sandolowsky), “Jakieâ€, partner in a clothing store with his brother Charlie Sands who yearned to be one Baby Doe’s lovers.

SANDOLOWSKY, (Sands), Charlie, partner in a clothing store with his brother “Jakieâ€

SANDOLOWSKY, (Sands), “Jakieâ€, partner in a clothing store with his brother Charlie Sands who yearned to be one Baby Doe’s lovers.

SLIM JIM, one of Soapy Smith’s gang

SMITH, Soapy, “Jeff†short for Jefferson, legendary western figure and “Mayor of Creedeâ€

SPRING, Agnes Wright, Author

ST. JOHN, labor agitator in Victor, Colorado labor trouble in 1904 era.

SULLIVAN, Danny, owner of Marquette Hotel in Denver

TABOR, Augusta, 1st wife of Horace A. W. Tabor *

TABOR, “Baby Doeâ€, 2nd wife of Horace A. W. Tabor * who in her later years kept guard over the Matchless Mine at Leadville.

TABOR, Horace A. W. * - former millionaire mining man.

THALER, Mr., from Germany, father of Robert W. Thaler

THALER, Robert W. “Bob†*, alias The Gum Shoe Kid, The Chuckawalla Kid amd The Crown Prince of Highgraders. (Spoke with the accent of a Cousin Jack). Claims Recorder in charge of Seals and Books at Rawhide. In later years, a guard at the U. S. Mint in Denver, Colorado.

VINCENT, John W., President of the Telluride Local of the Federation of Western Miners

WALLAPI INDIAN, guard

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1: Rawhide, Nevada. *

Picture 2: R. W. Thaler, alias The Gum Shoe Kid, one of the last of the gold boomers. *

Picture 3: Horace A. W. Taber. (Courtesy Library, State Historical Society of Colorado). *

Picture 4: Augusta Tabor, first wife of Horace A. W. Taber. (Courtesy Library, State Historical Society of Colorado). *

Picture 5: Danny Sullivan’s Marquette Hotel at 17th and Curtis, in Denver. (Courtesy Western History Department, Denver Public Library). *

Picture 6: Baby Doe Tabor, second wife of Horace A. W. Taber. (Courtesy Library, State Historical Society of Colorado). *

MINER SLANG & TERMS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

“Alaska Boomersâ€

“Bird-menâ€

“Boostersâ€

“Con Menâ€

Cornishman (a “Cousin Jackâ€)

Cousin Jack

“Closersâ€

“Shillâ€

“Slickersâ€

“Tracersâ€

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Africa

Alaska

Aspen, Colorado

Australia

Berkeley, Colorado

Buckskin Joe, Colorado

California Gulch

Central City

Creede, Colorado

Cripple Creek, Colorado

Cripple Creek, Colorado Labor Riots - 1904

Dawson City, Alaska

Diamond Field Black Butte

Emma Lease – Thaler-Hooper-Todd, in Alaska

Fairplay, Colorado

F. B. I.

Georgetown, Colorado

Germany

Gold Nugget Saloon, Sodaville, Nevada

Goldfield, Nevada

Honduras

Hunter Creek

Hunter Pass

Iditarod

Independence

Labor Riot at Cripple Creek, 1904

Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado

Las Vegas, Nevada

Leadville, Colorado

Larimer Street Missions, Denver, Colorado

Lonore Gambling House, Victor, Colorado

Louse Town, Alaska

Marquette Hotel, Denver, Colorado * (at 17th and 18th and Curtis Street).

Matchless Mine, Leadville Colorado

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rawhide, Nevada *

Reno, Nevada

San Francisco, California

San Francisco “Examinerâ€

Seals and Books of Rawhide, Nevada

Skagway, Alaska

Smuggler Mine in Telluride, Colorado

Sodaville, Nevada

Stingaree Gulch

Telluride Local of Western Federation of Miners

Tonopah, Nevada

U. S. Mint Robbery in 1922

United States Mint in Colorado

Ute Mine at Aspen

‘Utes-on-the-Roarin’ Fork Valley

Victor Miner’s Union

Victor, Colorado

Western Federation of Miners (I. W. W.)

Windsor Hotel, Denver, Colorado

THE GUM SHOE KID

By Agnes Wright Spring

BABY DOE MEMORABILIA

IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Mail to U. S.; $5.00 Priority; $12.30 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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