Alonzo Delano

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Alonzo Delano (July 2, 1806 - September 8, 1874), who went by the pen name "Old Block", was an American humorist, pioneer town city father, and a California Gold Rush Forty-niner. Delano's sketches of gold rush camp life rivaled Bret Harte and Mark Twain in popularity.[1]

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Alonzo Delano
Born(1806-07-02)July 2, 1806
Aurora, New York U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 1874(1874-09-08) (aged 68)
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
Pen nameOld Block
GenreHistorical fiction, travel literature, satire, social commentary, newspaper column
Notable worksLife on the Plains and Among the Diggings
SpouseMary Burt;
Maria Harmon
ChildrenFred; Harriet