Bummer Dan

Have you heard about 'Bummer Dan' McFadden? You can earn all about him in this week's Montana Facts from Stan Lynde's Cowboy Lore & Legend.

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BUMMER DAN'S BONANZA!
IN MONTANA’S GOLD RUSH DAYS IN THE 1860S, “BUMMER DAN’
MCFADDEN MADE HIS WAY BY MOOCHNG MEALS, DRINKS, TOBACCO,
AND EVEN A PLACE TO SLEEP FROM VIRGINIA CITY’S MINERS. BUT
WHEN HE BEGAN TO ASK THEM FOR MONEY S0 HE COULD GAMBLE,
HIS BENEFACTORS LO5T THEIR PATIENCE! THEY TOLD DAN TO LOCATE
HIS OWN CLAIM AND GO TO WORK. DAN SAID HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT
MINING, AND EVEN LESS ABOUT WHERE TO STAKE A CLAIM.
“ONE PLACE IS AS GOOD AS ANOTHER,” THEY TOLD HIM, POINTING TO
A BLEAK, UNPROMISING HILLSIDE FAR ABOVE THE CREEK.”DIG THERE!”
DAN DID SO, AND STRUCK IT RICH! ‘BUMMER DAN’S BAR YIELDED MORE
THAN $5,000,000 IN GOLD!

Bummer Dan's Bonanza!

Bummer Dan's Bonanza!

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