“HANGED AT HELL GATE”

HANGING HELL GATE

— REVOLVING DOOR PRISONER — Cyrus Skinner spent most of his life reigning terror on others—until a cold winter night in 1864 when Lady Justice rode into a place called Hell Gate, Montana.

Born in Ohio in 1829, Skinner spent his youth robbing people.

At age 21, he moved to California and became a sort of revolving-door-prisoner.

In 1851, authorities arrested him for burglary […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: CAROL BUCHANAN, THE LAST TELLER OF TALES

AUthor, Carol Buchanan

Carol Buchanan writes historical legal thrillers about courageous men and women faced with making dangerous choices in order to survive–stories that connect the past and the present.

Her debut novel – God’s Thunderbolt – captured the 2009 Spur Award from Western Writers of America in 2009.

The novel won praise from Western author Richard S. Wheeler, winner of the WWA’s Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in literature of the West. […]

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