FUELING YOUR HISTORICAL FIRE

FUELING YOUR HISTORICAL FIRE

Many authors and historians refuse to read historical fiction.  I am grateful that in this country, we have the choice to read what we want.  Once we got out of the Roy Rogers and Bonanza phase, many moved on to documented history only.  Some started with Stuart Lake...
Doc Holliday’s Tucson Pleasures

Doc Holliday’s Tucson Pleasures

Doc Holliday’s Tucson Pleasures     In the last weeks before the OK Corral gunfight, Doc Holliday and his mistress, Kate Elder, were enjoying more pleasant times, visiting Tucson for the annual Fiesta. La Fiesta de San Agustin del Tucson began as a Catholic festival...
A Few Notes on Building Your Western Research Library

A Few Notes on Building Your Western Research Library

I am often asked for my recommendations on the “best” or “most reliable” biographies and studies of Western characters, places, and events. While I am happy to oblige, I will often supplement my suggestions with a few additions of deeper reading. When I was a young...
E. H. “ED” FLETCHER

E. H. “ED” FLETCHER

Ed Fletcher, a former buffalo hunter and scout, from 1875 to 1890, ran the Fletcher and Donley Station, a stage station along the Dodge City-Mobeetie line.1 Edward Houston Fletcher, born August 30, 1848, in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, was the oldest child of...
Tracking Etta Place and Ann BassettA Timeline

Tracking Etta Place and Ann Bassett
A Timeline


Every few years the mystery of who was Etta (Ethel) Place comes around to Ann Bassett of Brown’s Park, Colorado. The supposition is Ann’s presence in Brown’s Park, one of the many hideouts for the Wild Bunch, as well as her claims to romantic involvements with members...