I was looking for the next Virginia Reed adventure. What was cool about the California Gold Rush was that it took place only one year after the Donner Party, so I could go from Virginia being 14 to her being 15.
With the whole expanse of time and space of the West ahead of her.
I was thinking the Lost Blue Bucket Mine would be cool. It would bring her up to our neck of the woods here in Central Oregon.
But, the incident took place in 1845, four years before the 49's!
Still...I suppose I could have her somehow involved in a search for the mine. That would make some sense.
Just one year after Grendel's Cave.
I kind of like the idea. I think that's where I'm going.
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