© 2019 Dan Kitchen

The Gold Rush Gazette

1ST EDITION

VOL. I No. 1

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Gold Rush Gulch, California, Wednesday Morning, March 13, 1902

NEW CONDUCTOR

JOINS THE GRRR

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 13.---

 The Gold Rush Railroad welcomed a new Conductor this week, Kasey O’Kelly.  Kasey comes to the GRRR from back East where he worked alongside his cousin Keystone Kelly at the Southwicks Department Store Company.  Keystone as you recall gained national notoriety for his daring and sometimes comical kapers involving the capture of the notorious burglar, Harry Hooligan.

   When asked about moving West to join the GRRR, O’Kelly said, “I was never one for crime fighting like me cousin.  At Southwicks I was the one that had to clean up all the balls, radios and toy airplanes every time that scoundrel Hooligan ran though the store.”  O’Kelly added, “That’s when the notion hit me to pack up me bags and move West.” 

   When asked if he has any concerns about the rumors that the GRRR will be  transporting Gold Bars, Kasey said "Naw.  I learned me a thing or two from me cousin Keystone about chasing hooligans.  There won't be none of those shenanigans when I'm Conductor."

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 13.--

  It's been confirmed today that a few famous Dignitaries will be traveling on the GRRR sometime this summer.

   First, the celebrated police officer Keystone Kelly from back East will be visiting the area to take a much needed break from his Department Store duties.  Keystone as you know is the cousin of the GRRR's new Conductor, Kasey O'Kelly.

 

THE GREAT RHADINI

TRAVELS

THROUGH TOWN

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 13.--    World famous magician “The Great Rhadini” and his traveling Temple of Magic will be coming though town this year by way of the GRRR.  The railroad has agreed to pull a number of boxcars for Rhadini’s traveling magic show on its way back East.  The magic boxcars will be part of the railroad’s regular express run between Stovepipe wells and Furnace Creek.  Riders are asked to report any stray flying doves or jumping rabbits to the Conductor.

THE GREAT

RHADINI

IN THE

TEMPLE OF MAGIC!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

May 11

Amargosa Opera House

Death Valley Junction

THE GRRR WELCOMES

NEW LOCOMOTIVE

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 13. --- The Gold Rush Railroad has accepted delivery of a brand new stream locomotive number 0514.  The new engine was build for the GRRR by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pa.

THE GOLD RUSH RAILROAD WARNS ALL PASSENGERS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SIGHTINGS OF DANGEROUS CRITTERS ALONG THE TRACKS.  USE CAUTION WHEN BOARDING.

DIGNITARIES

TO TRAVEL ON THE GRRR

 Next, the world famous explorer Pitfall Harry will be traveling on the GRRR about the same time.

  It's believed that after years exploring the jungles of the World, Pitfall Harry is now in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado which is believed to be hidden somewhere in the area.

  It's also been rumored that the famed Arctic Explorer Frostbite Bailey will be traveling through the area on the GRRR, so keep an eye out for these celebrities!