Snake Eyes Allison by David Cousland

It was a regular weekday afternoon in Mama Rita’s Saloon. A handful of customers with no work to do or a few dollars to spend, some guy hammering out a nameless tune on the old piano, and a poker game on the centre table. A couple of the girls were busy upstairs, otherwise it was […]

Big Jim’s Secret by David Cousland

Along with thousands of other hopeful or desperate men, Big Jim Montgomery trekked across the mountains forty years earlier at the height of the California gold rush, before staking his claim and setting up camp near Longridge in the spring of 1850. He never discovered the big seams that made a few others very wealthy […]