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The home puppy sits at the hill the place the previous day the coyote sang. There are fenced fields and in them stand glossy around beasts, deep in vegetation resembling their ancestors by no means observed. In a bit city close by is the hurry and bustle of contemporary existence. This city is way out upon what was once known as the frontier, lengthy after the frontier has quite long gone. Guarding its ghost the following stood a bit military publish, as soon as one of many pillars, now one of many monuments of the West. Out from the tiny cost within the nightfall of night, continuously dealing with towards the place the sunlight is sinking, may be obvious driving, now not see you later in the past, a determine we must always comprehend. He could thread the little lane one of the fences, following the tips of arms except his personal, a specific thing he could as soon as have scorned to do. He might experience as flippantly and as simply as ever, sitting erect and jaunty within the saddle, his reins held excessive and free within the hand whose arms happen gracefully, his entire physique unfastened but enterprise within the saddle with the seat of the proper horseman. on the increase of the cannon, whilst the flag dropped fluttering all the way down to sleep, he could upward thrust in his stirrups and wave his hat to the flag. Then, towards the sting, out into the night, he could journey on. The airborne dirt and dust of his driving could mingle with the nightfall of evening. lets now not see which was once the only or the opposite. shall we basically listen the hoofbeats passing, boldly and progressively nonetheless, yet transforming into fainter, fainter, and extra faint.  bankruptcy V - The Mines * If the effect of the farm animals was once paramount within the improvement of the frontier area stumbled on via the 1st railways, it's going to now not be concluded that this upthrust of the southern farm animals constituted the one contribution to the West of that day. there have been certainly prior affects, the executive of which used to be the appearance of the wild inhabitants of the placer mines. The riches of the gold-fields hastened the development of the 1st transcontinental railroads and the lads of the mines set their mark additionally indelibly upon the variety. it really is no a part of our company the following to persist with the nice discoveries of 1849 in California.  Neither lets chronicle the once-famous rushes from California north into the Fraser River Valley of British Columbia; nor is it essential to point out in a lot aspect the nice camps of Nevada; nor but the short-lived stampede of 1859 to the Pike's height nation in Colorado. the wealthy placer fields of Idaho and Montana, from which huge, immense quantities have been taken, provide ordinary examples of the mining groups of the Rockies. We may perhaps by no means know the way a lot historical past is still perpetually unwritten. Of the beginnings of the Idaho camps there have trickled again into checklist in basic terms short, inconsequent, and partial tales. The miners who surged this manner and that each one during the Sierras, the higher Cascades, north into the Selkirks, and thence again back into the Rockies have been a turbulent mob. Having overrun all our mountain levels, following the sooner trails of the investors and trappers, they now recoiled upon themselves and rolled again eastward to satisfy the advancing civilization of the westbound rails, being concerned not anything for heritage and not more for the civilized society during which they previously had lived.