Bret, and new character Dandy Jim Buckley, join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who robbed them. Cadiz's brawler Battling Kreuger is taking on all comers, and en route Bret, crashes into a possible challenger, mountain man Noah, complete with a pet skunk.
Did You Know?
According to Dandy Jim Buckley, the treasure is $40,000. It consists of two fifty pound bags of gold dust. Gold went for $18.93 to $18.96 per ounce from 1850 until 1918. Gold prices were very stable in the 19th century. So a fifty pound bag (800 oz. X 18.93) would be worth $15,144. So the two bags would only be worth $30, 288. Not $40,000. See more
in 1875, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of Dakota... and a great stampede of gold-hungry men was started... thousands coming up the wide Missouri by steamboat. Dance-hall girls and entertainers... men who'd spent their last dime on a new suit and a steamboat ticket. Men with strong backs... and men with a flair for making money with three walnut shells.