Grass Valley History:
- Grass Valley by Claudine Chambers
- After the Gold Rush: Society in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California 1849-1870 by Ralph Mann
Black Bart: The Fine Line Between a Thief and a Gentleman
- Black Bart, The True Story of The West’s Most Famous Stagecoach Robber by William Collins and Bruce Levene
- Black Bart, Boulevardier Bandit by George Hoeper
- Perilous Trails, Dangerous Men: Early California Stagecoach Robbers and Their Desperate Careers by William B. Secrest
- The Story of Charles Bowles, aka Black Bart – Shadows of the Past
- the Remarkable Career of “Black Bart – Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco
Dueling Newsmen: The Battle of Words That Got Real
- The Field of Honor: Being a Complete and Comprehensive History of Duelling in All Countries; Including the Judicial Duel of Europe, the Private Duel of the Civilized World, and Specific Descriptions of All the Noted Hostile Meetings in Europe and America by Benjamin Cummings Truman (1883)
- History of the Bench and Bar of California: Being Biographies of Many Remarkable Men, a Store of Humorous and Pathetic Recollections, Accounts of Important Legislation and Extraordinary Cases, Comprehending the Judicial History of the State by Oscar Tully Shuck (1901)
- Memories: My Seventy-Two Years in the Romantic County of Yuba California by WT Ellis – Chapter two: “A Duel in Marysville with my Two Uncles as Seconds”
Lola, Abroad: Sex, Scandal and the King of Bohemia Bavaria
- Lola Montez, A Life by Bruce Seymour
- Arts of Beauty, or Secrets of a Lady’s Toilet by Lola Montez
- Lectures of Lola Montez Countess of Landsfeld by Lola Montez
- Obituary of Lola Montez, New York Times January 1861
- Home of Lola Montez, Grass Valley – Atlas Obscura
- Lola Montez tombstone at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn – Find-A-Grave
- Schonheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties) – Atlas Obscura
- Countess Lola Montez, in Memorium – Sparkletack podcasts
Booze & Spirits: Tipsy Tales from the Holbrooke Hotel
- Archive resources:
- The Union: Gold Country. April 23, 1974, History of the Holbrooke Hotel. The Holbrooke Hotel, A Nevada County Historical file, Doris Foley Library. Nevada City, CA.
- Nevada County Archives, Box 5 #127. Coroner’s Register.
- Notice of Death and Funeral in The Morning Union, Wednesday, 20 April, 1927, p 1, col 7
- A Nevada County Historical file, Doris Foley Library. Nevada City, CA.
- Lampkin, Bedford. October 2002. The Holbrooke Hotel. Nevada County Historical Bulletin, Volume 56, number 4. A Nevada County Historical file, Doris Foley Library. Nevada City, CA.
- Lyon, Mark. September 27, 2012. Visit Favorite Haunts in Grass Valley, Nevada City. The Union Prospector. A Nevada County Historical file, Doris Foley Library. Nevada City, CA.
- Renda, Matthew. January 10, 2012. Ghost Detectives Hunt for Haunts around County. The Union. A Nevada County Historical file, Doris Foley Library. Nevada City, CA.
- Holbrooke Hotel website
- California Historical landmark #914 – Holbrooke Hotel
- VIDEO: Ghost Man: Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley CA
Tale of Two Independence Days: WTF, Gold Country?
- Encyclopedia of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Matt S Meier
- Gold Rush Towns of Nevada County by Maria Brower
- The Hanging of Jaunita – Sherry Hewins
- First White Woman Lynched in California – Sweethearts of the West
- A changing lynchocracy: Lynching and the performance of American identity in Gold Rush California, 1848–1858 – Coya Paz Brownrigg
- Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce
- Rough and Ready – Malakoff.com
For each salon, we invite our speakers to share the resources and interesting reading they came across in researching their talk, so that we can all dig more deeply. These reading lists, along with selected excerpts, illustrations and summaries of each month’s talks are compiled in our monthly Odd Salon Journal. This reading list was compiled by Odd Salon with Sean Sanford, Matthew Nelson, Lizzy Lee Savage and Matt Osbourne. Thank you!