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Wright, William

(b. 5/9/1829 d. 3/16/1898)

                He wrote under the name Dan DeQuille.

                Born in Knox County, Ohio. Married to Caroline Coleman with five children. As a writer at the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, he supervised Mark Twain.

Author of History of the Big Bonanza (1877), an account of the Comstock lode.

 



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    History of the big bonanza: an authentic account ... of the world renowned Comstock silver lode ... 1877

    History of the big bonanza: an authentic account ... of the world renowned Comstock silver lode ...

    A history of the Comstock lode in Nevada.  Pp. 354-355 discuss coinage in circulation and the possibility of being short-changed, which became part of the rationale for the twenty-cent piece.

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