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Roughing It Setting & Symbolism

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Allen revolver

The Allen revolver is the name of the inept and somewhat dangerous six-shooter carried by George Bemis during the initial stagecoach ride from St. Joseph to Carson City, Nevada. Also known as a "pepper box", the gun is described in Chapter II.

Carson City, Nevada

Carson City is the name of the initial destination of the coach that takes the narrator from St.-Joseph to the State of Nevada. Carson City is the capital of Nevada.

Sage-brush

The sage-brush is a two-feet hight plant common in the deserts of the western United States. The plant's green foliage serves as food for cattle and horses. Their trunk is also used to light camp fires.

Stage coach

The stage coach is a horse-drawn carriage used to carry mail and passengers from stations to stations.

Overland Mail Company

Overland Mail was a stagecoach route in Western United States. It...

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