Gold Rush Queen: Nellie Cashman

By OAN Reporting Staff

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Relatively few women went with the initial stampedes to new mineral discoveries throughout the American frontiers. None went unescorted to so many remote, perilous places as Nellie Cashman, or persisted until they were pushing age 80, as Nellie did. This is her story as told to us by America's best Old West storyteller, Roger McGrath, author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier. Contributers are Jane Baker and Marshall Trimble.

OAS Alexa Skill


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