Zach's Gold - Adventures in colorado goldfields
Claim-jumpers hunted for Zach.
After they found him, they wished they hadn’t!
Jeb stayed in Eagle Pass, but Zach followed his dream from the Union POW camp to find gold.
The first person he met warned him, “There ain’t no law in South Park, Colorado.”
“This ain’t my problem. I’m staying clear of this mess,” Zach muttered, as he rode from town.
The claim-jumpers tried to rough-up a lad not old enough to shave, and Zach warned them.
The claim-jumpers tried to gang-up on a sluice-miner in town, and he warned them again.
The claim-jumpers pistol-whipped a sluice-miner who guarded Zach’s gear and stole his mule.
Zach found the two claim-jumpers leading his mule. He sent their body’s home with a note, “Mule thieves die when caught.”
When asked what happened, Zach said, “I warned them twice. I don’t give a third warning.”
It’s a turnaround for the taciturn and solitary Zach.
Can he convince the sluice-miners to consolidate to protect themselves and their claims?
What will the claim-jumpers do when they learn Zach is preventing them from stealing the claims?
Will the sluice-miners follow Zach’s lead? In the midst of this, will Zach find his gold?