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WWHA 2019 Cheyenne Roundup

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WWHA ROUNDUP WYOMING
July 9-13, 2019
Cheyenne Roundup attendees outside Wyoming Territorial Prison, Laramie WY
2018 AWARD Winners HONORED

The 12th Annual WWHA Roundup, held in July 2019 in Cheyenne, WY recognized award winners and those receiving service awards for their outstanding contributions to the study of the Old West during the year of 2018.  They are:

Best Book

Shotguns and Stagecoaches

The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West

 

John Boessenecker

 

(Thomas Dunne Books, Oct 2018) 368 pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-1250184887

 

From the publisher:  Through the Gold Rush and the early days of delivery with horses and saddlebags, to the heyday of stagecoaches and huge shipments of gold, and finally the rise of the railroad and the robbers who concocted unheard-of schemes to loot trains, Wells Fargo always had courageous men to protect its treasure. Their unforgettable bravery and ingenuity make this book a thrilling read.

Boessenecker introduces soon-to-be iconic personalities like "Chips" Hodgkins, an express rider known for his white mule and his ability to outrace his competitors, and Henry Johnson, the first Wells Fargo detective. Their lives weren't just one shootout after another—their encounters with desperadoes were won just as often with quick wits and memorized-by-heart knowledge of the land.

Best WWHA JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Allen H. Parmer Story, Quantrill Guerrilla, Outlaw, Cattleman, Solid Citizen

Roy B. Young

September 2018 WWHA Journal

Best GENERAL HISTORY ARTICLE

How Jim Miller Killed Pat Garrett

Jerry Lobdill

August 2018 WILD WEST MAGAZINE

Best SCHOLARLY ARTICLE

Holding the Herd: Nelson Story's 1866 Cattle Drive

John C. Russell

Winter 2018 Montana The Magazine of Western History

International Writing and Research Award

Mike Bell

'SPECIAL' AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO WILD WEST HISTORY

Robert and Cheryl Sobba and Bill and Norma Yager
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Greg Lalire,
Wild West Magazine

WWHA Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Roberts

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