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  • But Weren’t Cowboys Good?
    Everyone knows that the cowboys were the greatest heroes of the Wild West. The overwhelming evidence of the silver screen cannot be contradicted. Or can it? The modern conception of cowboys is along the lines of a John Wayne character- tough, a little rough around the edges, andContinue reading “But Weren’t Cowboys Good?”
  • The Cowboy and His Honor
    “You’re a liar!” “No, I ain’t!” “Just lied again in denying it!” “Insult me once more, and I’ll plant you in boot hill!” We all know how this ends. On the surface, it seems to be a couple of cantankerous cowboys who are just spoiling for a fight.Continue reading “The Cowboy and His Honor”
  • Gunfighters in the Wild West
    The typical Western movie or novel ends with a glamorous gunfight on a dusty street. What could be more romantic, than a chance to publicly vindicate yourself, and have a few dozen witnesses to your proficiency with a gun? But did it ever actually happen? Wild Bill HickokContinue reading “Gunfighters in the Wild West”

The epic story of Sherlock Holmes in cowboy boots!
It seemed to most folks that Smoky Walker just suddenly materialized in the middle of bad situations. It was like a ghost that came in out of the desert.
Outlaws lived in fear of his appearance. They knew he was fast (after all, no one had ever drawn on him and lived to tell the tale), but what filled their hearts with dread was his ability to uncover crimes and clues and evidence that no one else ever thought of or found.
But for once, Smoky may have met his match- a ghost rustler who steals herds, only to disappear into thin air. The tracks head for the desert and then just stop, like a line had been drawn in the sand. Smoky could track Geronimo across bare rock, but could even he track a ghost rustler through thin air?

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