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I loosely define the Old West as the legend and reality of 19th Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and anything and anybody associated with it, past and present. After all, the Old West is not really a time or place but a state of mind.


The west is dead, my Friend,
But writers hold the seed,
And what they saw
Will live and grow
Again to those who read.

                              Charles M. Russell

Two of My Old West
YouTube Videos:

 Fort Dilts State Historic Site
Bowman, ND (5:57)
16 views as of 11/12/17

Randolph Scott on his favorite movie horse - clips from movies. (2:01)
16,192 views as of 11/12/17

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My Latest Novel:

Gold ball, gold sphere, who's got the gold treasure?

I got the inspiration for this story from a report that silver mines in the Panamint Mountains of California shipped out their silver bullion in the form of 450-pound cannonballs in order to thwart bandits. I put my story in Arizona, and I switched to gold - to make the cannonball heavier and richer. And I made my bandits more clever.

This is a story of greed, murder, betrayal, violence, and even romance. Mix together, add heat, stir well. All play a part in a tale of rising conflict leading up to an explosive climax.

Click on the cover for full details.

Read the prologue and the first chapter.


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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

                            Abraham Lincoln
                            Second Inaugural Address

Two of My Civil War
YouTube Videos:

Civil War Reenactment - Old Wade House, Greenbush, WI
September 23-24, 2017
60 views as of 11/12/17

Firing the 30-pounder rifled Parrott cannon at Fort Pulaski, GA
148,319 views as of 11/12/17

Listen to my interview as a guest on Civil War Talk Radio with host John C. Willis discussing Civil War navies.
October 22, 2004 (mp3 files):    
Segment #1   Segment #2   Segment #3

First Five Guests on Civil War Talk Radio:
James McPherson, John Sellers, James Robertson, Ken Burns - and me.

My First Novel: Your first published novel always has a special place in your heart: Jeremiah Bacon, Dell, 1980. Editor: Jim Frenkel

Now available as an e-book.

All e-Books only $2.99 each

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes (iBooks), Kobo, and BookLocker.

Click on the covers for details. Read the first chapters.



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The Quill Tip



Nautical Fiction and the Sea

First solo: 11/22/75
My Broken Wheel Ranch
Featured Sites
South Pass City State Historic Site, WY,
played a prominent role in my novel

Jeremiah Bacon





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