Gold Camp Desperadoes Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book chronicles the lives of several outlaws in the Pacific Northwest. Most of these outlaws operated out of the mining camps that developed around gold rush areas. They always attracted the criminal element, looking to get their piece of the pie without having to work for it. Harry Orchard is one of the most infamous, having blown up mines for the miner's union and killing an ex-governor of Idaho, at the direction of the miner's union. This book about outlaws of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (general) Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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