Official Website of J'aime Rubio, Author
Official Website of J'aime Rubio,

My Books




The Kennedy Mine located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Jackson, California, has always sat in the shadows of the Argonaut Mine because of its infamous disaster. Because the Argonaut has gained so much attention over the years, the history of the Kennedy Mine and its own disasters have gone overlooked. Come with me, as we explore the history of deaths at the Kennedy Mine during its years of operation. Learn all of the stories of these forgotten men, so that they will be forgotten no more.





Join me once again, as we explore more stories of the forgotten. With many more tales of accidental and unexplained deaths, to unsolved mysteries and forgotten murders, in this second volume of the "Stories of the Forgotten" series, I have uncovered eleven stories that had been lost to the annals of history. In each case, I present to you a thoroughly researched accounting of every story. This allows you to draw your own conclusions and find out where many of their graves can be found in cemeteries within the Unites States.




IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK:  More Preston Castle History 


In this follow-up book, I have incorporated additional narratives discovered during my continued research. From dangerous and sometimes deadly incidents, to wild and crazy escapes and everything in between, this book is a concise but engaging read for anyone who is interested in learning more about Preston's lost history.


I also provide biographies of some of Preston's most famous and infamous former wards such as Merle Haggard, Rory Calhoun, Edmund "Spud" Murphy, Allen Smiley and Ernest Booth, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to former wards who ended up on Death Row, such as Caryl Chessman, the "Red Light Bandit." Besides the sad, tragic and downright vicious stories that took place there, I also provide several positive stories that came out of the school to show the good that came from the school as well.  Come with me to explore more Preston Castle history! 



STORIES OF THE FORGOTTEN: Infamous, Famous & Unremembered


This compilation of stories stems from my various blogs, but also include several new stories I have never published before. I have painstakingly reinvestigated each story to provide you the most complete and accurate history, in the hopes that these stories will live on. From the mysterious deaths, suicides, murders and tragic accidents, each person’s life has an interesting and unique story to tell that is truly theirs and theirs alone. Please join me in this journey to another time, another place, to honor the stories of the forgotten.


BEHIND THE WALLS- A Historical Exposé of The Preston School of Industry


If you are a truth seeker, "Behind The Walls" is definitely a book you will want to read. It will open your eyes to the distressing secrets held deep in history behind those ominous walls of Preston Castle. It is a fact based account of murder, mystery and mistreatment. Many might wonder what actually happened to the former inmates and employees of the Preston School of Industry. You will learn about the startling treatment they received and the outcome of their lives. If you want to learn true history about Preston, read this book.

Click On Links Below  To Purchase Your Copies of: 

Down Below A History of Deaths at the Kennedy Mine
Behind The Walls A Historical Expose of the Preston School of Industry
If These Walls Could Talk More Preston Castle History
Stories of the Forgotten Volume 1
More Stories of the Forgotten Volume 2
Print | Sitemap
© Copyright- J'aime Rubio, author and owner of All blogs published by J'aime Rubio are the property of said owner and publisher, J'aime Rubio, and all copyright laws apply. (Website Photo Header: Gibson Girl, Charles Dana Gibson, 1900. Public Domain)