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When gold and silver was discovered in California, Colorado, Montana, and elsewhere, beginning in about the middle of the nineteenth century, the picture of the West changed dramatically. The most obvious change was the dramatic influx of population. . . . In many mining camps they elected a presiding official, a claims recorder, and often times a judge and a sheriff to deal with the various issues of control and enforcement. (From The History of the Office of Sheriff by Schenectady Sheriff Harry C. Buffardi) Taken during frontier days re-enactment at Bonnie Spring Ranch about 15 miles west of Las Vegas.

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