This amazing Wild West caper occurred during the Civil War’s final year. It was California front page news that captured the country’s attention. This epic story includes a secret society, a daring stagecoach robbery, plus a cast of real-life characters featuring California Confederates, Copperhead citizens, Civil War drama, court judges, and convicted criminals.
Author and passionate genealogist, William E. Cole, is a relative of one of the perpetrators who lived in Santa Clara County. Bill dug deep into the California State Archives to uncover the full story. The treasure trove of information he found tells an amazing story, where fact is truly stranger than fiction.
Bill is vice president of the Sacramento German Genealogical Society and co-chair of the International German Genealogy Conference to be held in Sacramento in June.
Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served 2:00 pm.
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