Rick Hague, President, Summit Historical Society
“The parade of saints and sinners that marched across the Summit County Colorado gold rush scene included regrettably few saints. Instead, the frenzied scramble over the Continental Divide to places like Breckenridge, Parkville, Lincoln City, Frisco, Dillon and Montezuma invited a disruptive element. On the heels of the prospector came the claim jumper. Behind him sashayed the shyster lawyer, the gambler, shady lady, dishonest Injun, gunfighter, bootlegger, swindler, charlatan and cad.”
Do You Want to Laugh?
Meet the high-spirited miscreants of Colorado mine camp history:
- Rowdies, seducers and swindlers.
- Shady ladies, shysters and cheats.
- Scalawags, rogues and lushes.
- Their amusing misbehavior will make you chuckle.
More About Rascals, Scoundrels, and No Goods
- Winner! 2007 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Legacy Award
- “Mary Ellen Gilliland’s fast-paced and lively stories of gold rush outlaws, madams and desperadoes make great historical reading.” – Rick Hague, President, Summit Historical Society