Nineteenth-century author and poet who wrote “The Luck of Roaring Camp” and additional California pioneer-themed functions. His literary functions inspired several movies and an opera. His satirical poem, “Fall months Musings,” was released when he was simply eleven years of age and brought his family members much pity. He relocated from NY to California when he was seventeen years of age and worked like a instructor, journalist, and miner. He was wedded to Anna Griswold for nearly forty years, although couple experienced a tumultuous relationship and lived collectively for sixteen of these years. He made up his poetic masterpiece, “Dickens in Camp,” within the occasion from the death of writer Charles Dickens.