[Ads-l] Slumgullion 1853, 1856

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 10:51:13 EDT 2020


So, slumgullion is composed of a California lawyer and four politicians.
Interesting.

On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 10:29 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Just reporting appearances; no etymology proposal here.
>
> April 15, 1853, New London Daily Star [CT; America's Historical
> Newspapers, Readex] 2/2.
> Slumgullion Bar is the last name that has been concocted for a mining
> locality in California. Although very near, it does not come up to "Ground
> Hog Glory." The latter carries the banner yet.--Exchange.
>
> Feb. 17, 1856, The Golden Era [San Francisco; AHN] 4/5.
> Shakespeare is pretty cute on the subject of poetry, and you will
> recollect that place where he fills up a big cauldron with eyes of hogs,
> hog tails, alligator snouts, bark of the yew tree, and I think he had have
> made a better decoction if he had put in about a mule's ear full of
> slumgullion, a California lawyer and four politicians.
>
> S. Goranson
>
> my typo previously: should be Irving Bacheller
>
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