This building stood here in 1842 when
the crowds walked down High Street
in Mineral Point to witness a public
"When the GRAY DOG
barks and the RED
ROOSTER crows, the hunt
will begin and off you will go.
The whys and the
wherefores will all intersect
at the Gold Mine you will
find to inspect."
LAST WILL AND
WILLIAM ARTHUR SCOTT
14-year-old Irish dancer Liffey Rivers has moved to Mineral Point, Wisconsin,
where on November 1,1842, a public hanging took place. Almost 175 years later,
when Liffey ventures out during a freak snowstorm on another November 1st,
she discovers that High Street has two distinctive sides--a Red Rooster side and
a Gray Dog side. SAME DIRECTION. VERY DIFFERENT PATHS.
GUNDRY & GRAY DEPARTMENT STORE
The Gray Dog was originally black.
It was estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended the hanging of
William Caffee in downtown Mineral Point, Wisconsin, on November 1, 1842.
Many brought picnic lunches and small children along for the 'spectacle.'
This building stood here in downtown Mineral
Point in 1842. Notice the sidewalk is made up
of planks of wood (origin of term boardwalk?)
and High Street is dirt.
Liffey meets up with a new friend in Mineral Point at the Red Rooster Cafe to help
her decipher a mysterious addition to her recently deceased great uncle's will.
After studying the bizarre document, Liffey realizes that there is much more than
the location of a gold mine revealed in the 4 pages of riddles and cartoons her
friend's uncle left behind.