A Dandy With A Sixgun

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. The Indians called him the Iron Man because it seemed like their arrows and bullets could not hurt him. The boys at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Holbrook, Arizona called him a dandy because of his long flowing hair and […]

Jan 232019
 

On a lonely windswept hilltop a couple of miles east of Superior, Arizona, we came across the grave of one of the Old West’s more tragic figures, a scorned woman named Mattie Blaylock Earp. Born Celia Ann Blaylock in Wisconsin in 1850, and raised on a farm in Iowa, accounts of the day describe Mattie […]

Apr 152014
 

I want to start the day by wishing my daughter Tiffany happy birthday. Wow, was it really 32 years ago I first held that beautiful little girl? Where did the years go? Today she’s a grown lady with kids of her own. But you know what? Dad still loves holding her. Tiffany, I love you […]

Cowboy Country

 Posted by at 2:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272013
 

Twelve days in the Denver area were about eleven days and twenty hours more than I needed. It sure was good to get the wheels rolling yesterday. We left the Westminster Elks lodge campground about 9:30 a.m., got on Interstate 25 and headed north, waving goodbye to the Denver skyline. Cruising down the highway with […]

Cowboy Country

 Posted by at 4:52 am  Nick's Blog
May 162009
 

We spent yesterday exploring cowboy country. Back in the years following the Civil War, western Kansas was the Wild West, and it was here that some of the best known characters of the time made names for themselves. Meade, Kansas, where we are staying at the city park’s free “Tourist Camp” is the home of […]