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Sources: Gold Rush Era Gambler Makes Fortune in West With Thimblerig

Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began, Sally Zanjani, University of Nevada Press, 2007.

Gamblers, Chares L. Convis, True Tales of the Old West, Volume 13, KNI Inc., Pioneer Press, Carson City, Nevada, 2000.

Knights of the Green Cloth: The Saga of Frontier Gamblers, Robert K. DeArment, University of Oklahoma Press, 1925.

Legends of America, “William B. “Lucky Bill” Thornton — Shell Game Con Man,”

Nevada: A History of Changes, David Thompson, Grace Dangberg Foundation, Reno, Nevada, 1986.

The Hanging of Lucky Bill, Michael J. Makley, Eastern Sierra Press, Woodfords, California, 1993.