Gold Rush account paints graphic picture of bull and bear fights in Mokelumne Hill

As J.D. Borthwick, a Scottish artist and writer, walked the wagon road between Jackson and Mokelumne Hill in March of 1852, he came across several unusual advertisements posted to rocks and trees.“War! War!! War!!!,” they exclaimed. “The celebrated Bull-killing Bear, GENERAL SCOTT, will fight a Bull on Sunday the 15th inst., at 2 P.M., at Moquelumne Hill. The Bear will […]