Pat and Stoney investigate the mysterious closing of a government silver mine and the ghost town left in its wake. They meet several suspicious characters in the empty town, one of whom holds the answers they seek.
Did You Know?
Two topical references set this story in the 1890s. First, Pat Gallagher suspects the criminals capitalized on "the Sherman Act" to fool townspeople into believing the government shut down the mine. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was passed into law by Congress in 1890. Second, Stoney compares Pat to Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures began being published in 1887. See more
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