Category: History

Great Basin Crescents

On a Father’s Day outing to Fort Churchill several years ago, I happened to discover one of the most interesting Indian artifacts I ever found in my many years of searching the farms, ranches, and Nevada deserts. The finely...

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History: Hail The Mule!

Many Old West historians like to tell the story of the tenderfoot who objected to riding a mule down an almost perpendicular cliff. “Don’t worry none,” said an old-timer. “That mule thinks too much of itself to fall and break...

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Shoot ‘Em Up in Palisade

On many of the present day movie and TV studio back lot tours, where western movies are made, there is often an elaborate shootout staged of some kind. Fake robberies and shootouts have been known to also take place at studios...

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