TWW Roughing It In “Red Hot California” with Rev. Fitzgerald 1
TWWROUGHING IT IN"REDHOTCALIFORNIA" WITH
"As for gold, it is inthe mines; but nothingmore definite andcertain, andreliable for
the press, canbe gatheredhere thanin Nashville
.Amurder was committed a fewdays ago, bya
Frenchman on an American, for which he is to be
hangedina dayor so. The people arevery
--Nashville Christian Advocate, December
"Brother Fitz is dedicatedtoshowingSoutherners,ina Southernway, toa Southernheaven."
--Mark Twain, Christian Advocate,
By the time Oscar PennFitzgeraldwas four yearsold,
he was alreadyexhortinghis playmates torepent of their
And for good reason... almost since the dayhe was
1829, inCaswell County, NorthCarolina--his
parents hadbeentakinghimtocampmeetings andrevivals.
Naturally, Fitzgeraldgrewuptobe a preacher, intheMethodist Episcopal Church. But his heavyblasts of righteous brimstone
went unappreciated, byhis congregationinSavannah, Georgia.
Astutely, his superiors re-assignedhimtogold-tainted