|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
Western Writers of
My Latest Novel:
Gold ball, gold sphere, who's got the gold
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
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.
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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.
Second Inaugural Address
Two of My Civil War