Monthly Archives: March 2014

California Vigilante Justice, The Clappe Letters, 1851

This is a fascinating article about one mining town and how they took care of a thief: They granted him a respite of three hours to prepare for his sudden entrance into eternity.” Mrs. Louise Clappe was the wife of … Continue reading

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Cowboy Joe – The Last of the Wild Bunch

Cowboy Joe – The Last of the Wild Bunch by Kerry Ross Boren While thumbing through the Letters to the Editor section of my Fall 1992 issue of Old West magazine I was surprised to discover reference from a reader … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Dinner With Butch Cassidy

I have a copy of Ann Bassett’s autobiography on this blog, but if one really wants to get to know Ann Bassett, her sister and the residents of Brown’s park, one needs to read Grace McClure’s excellent and readable book … Continue reading

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