|I'm called Swede, the son of Swedish immigrants who came to this
country in 1846 and was raised on farms in the mid-west. I decided
farm life wasn't for me, I joined Mr. Lincoln's army in 1863, I
survived until 1865 when I left( that's why I don't give out my real
name), and headed west to make my fortune in the gold fields.
Worked a lot of jobs while drifting west, cattleman, ranch hand,
gunman, gambler, stage and train robber. When I got to where the
gold was, I decided it was easier to take it than dig it! The law and
army may still be looking for me!
|Walter Aliff was born in central California and lived east of Los Angeles most of his life. Knew
Shirley Ann Bartlett for a year before started dating then they got married in 1979. Was a
helicopter mechanic for 35 years until he retired and moved to Beatty in 2005.