Mariposa Life

September 20, 2013

CROFT: Author relives wild days of Mother Lode as ‘Hardluck Lin’

Using historical facts from newspaper clippings, old letters and biographical works, Linda Teigland Clark, Mother Lode Gold Rush living history persona and author, has a wealth of material to draw from. Her character, Hardluck Lin, is based partly on the stage driver, Charley Parkhurst. “Charley” was actually a woman. She disguised herself as a man for survival and practical purposes. Her secret wasn’t discovered until after she died.

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