A stagecoach driver from the 1850's surprises everyone
This non-fiction biography, written in Verla's signature style of cryptic rhyme, tells the life story of Charles Darkey Parkhurst, a rough and tough stagecoach driver from the 1850's. Charley was noted as one of the best and safest drivers in the motherlode area of California during the 49er's gold rush days. Charley led an exciting life, filled with everything from stagecoach robbery attempts, to losing an eye when a horse kicked it out, to having a bridge collapse under the stagecoach during a storm. But the most amazing thing about Charley wasn’t discovered until Charley died.
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