Nugget City

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 1998 - Fiction - 295 pages
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Western Nugget City was a mining town that had made the difficult transition to a ranching community. But when a gunfighter suddenly appears in town, its residents become edgy. Many of them had come there to escape their pasts and would rather not be discovered. Others are terrified of a rumored range war. There are plenty of conflicts in Nugget City and any one of them could explode into a blaze of gunfire. *First Edition Western

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Section 1
7
Section 2
18
Section 3
28
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About the author (1998)

Wayne D. Overholser was born in Pomeroy, Washington on Septmeber 4, 1906. Overholser received his B. S. from the University of Oregon and worked as a teacher and a high school pricipal until he became a full time writer in 1945. Overholser has written under many pen names, including John S. Daniels, Lee Leighton, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne. Lawman, written as Lee Leighton, won the Spur Award from WWA for best novel in 1954. In 1955, Overholser won the award again for a book written under his own name, The Violent Land. He won for a third time in 1969 for the juvenile novel, The Meeker Massacre. At the 1989 WWA Convention in Portland, Overholser was presented with the Saddleman Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of the West. Wayne D. Overholser died August 27, 1996 at the age of 89.

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