D.C. Oakes, Hoaxer or Hero


The Gold Rush Years: California, 1849 and Colorado, 1859: Daniel C. Oakes, the first documented Colorado hoaxer, wrote a 1859 guide book purporting to provide the speediest route to a Pikes Peak fortune. But he also was Legislator, Indian Agent and Surveyor.

This paper may still be available for a small fee. Please contact possevigilantes@aol.com to see if a copy is available.

Also, the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library has copies of all publications of the Denver Posse of Westerners.