— A VIVID IMAGINATION — The booze flowed generously among the men gathered around a table in the darkened saloon. They laughed and rolled their eyes listening to the tall tales spun by James McIntire—an outlaw, and former lawman.
On this particular night, McIntire told about the time he served as deputy sheriff of Mobeetie, Texas.
McIntire claimed he ran two deadly gunmen out […]
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— DANCE HALL SHOOTOUT —
A few days before Christmas 1876, gunman Clay Allison and his brother help drive a herd of cattle into Los Animas, Colorado. Cold, tired, and thirsty, the Allison brothers headed for the Olympic Dance Hall. But Constable Charles Faber stopped them.
“You’ll have to give up those guns, gentlemen,” said the Bent County officer. “City ordinance against carrying weapons.”
The Allisons laughed […]
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— HE RODE THE WEST AS LAWMAN, DETECTIVE, MERCHANT, AND AUTHOR — Gunman Charles L. Carter, the newest member of Butch Cassidy’s notorious Train Robbers Syndicate of his Wild Bunch Gang, kept to himself most of the time and resisted forming any strong friendships.
As far as anyone knew, Carter joined the gang while on the run from a murder charge. But Carter wasn’t his real name.
The alias belong to Pinkerton detective Charles […]
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After publishing articles in several national and regional publications, Janet Squires decided to devote her attention to fiction.
Just before the turn of the New Year, she published her first novel, Desperate Straits, a story about a woman with an uncertain future and an orphaned nephew. She’s currently at work on the sequel, The Man From Hermit’s Rest.
Janet won acclaim for a children’s picture book she […]
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