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Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
August 06, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-A mountain of buffalo skulls. Circa 1880s

On July 30, 1902 Charles Rath, the son of Johann Christian and Philomene Bertha Rath, died at the home of his sister and brother-in-law in Los Angeles, California. His headstone in the Rosedale Cemetery is simply inscribed, “Charles Rath Plainsman 1836 – 1902”
In 1848, when Charles was 12 years of age, the Rath family immigrated to the U.S. from Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Five years later, in 1853, it is said that Charles ‘ran away from h...

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