“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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GUEST POST: MICHAEL ZIMMER AND HIS “ROSE”

Michael Zimmer says his award-winning novel, The Poacher’s Daughter, is a woman’s story and admits “if I’d considered that a little more thoroughly, I might not have tackled the project.”

Michael believes that Rose was a part of him.

“Call her my feminine side, if you must, but her story wouldn’t be denied. Maybe that’s why hers is the only character, and in that way, the only novel, that […]

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