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Old Boston Small

Old Boston: Wild As They Come

A nonfiction account of the short lived town of Boston, Colorado (1886-1889).

The Boston Town Company came to Colorado trying to catch the railroad and become the county seat of a new Colorado county, but a county seat fight and the inability to lure the railroad doomed the town and a wild gun battle put the final nail in the town’s coffin.

Boston was home to a wide range of personalities ranging from homesteaders, cowboys and outlaws including the Jennings Gang.

Through the voice of frontier newspaperman, Sam Konkel, we have a first person account of citizens and their attempt to live normal lives in the midst of one of the wildest towns on the 1880s frontier.

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Cattle and Cowboys Letters and More from the 1880s

Cattle and Cowboys: Letters & More From The 1880s

A nonfiction collection of letters by and about the American Cowboy in the 1880s

The 1880s chapter of the American cowboy deserves preservation.  Having long been a popular figure in nonfiction, fiction, movies and stories of the Old West what better way is there to preserve this American icon than to compile the very writings of the cowboys themselves along with their wives and others who came west to check out the stories they heard about. This book provides observations of roping, riding, branding, trailing, herding, roundups and more from letters they wrote and sent to newspapers of the time. These letters are an important compilation of the history of those brave souls who came west and created the American icon we call the cowboy.

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Letters from Colorado Small Cover

Letters From Colorado: 1880 -1889

A nonfiction collection of letters which were sent “home” by those traveling west.

This collection of letters were sent from Colorado by those coming west.  The adventurous writers sent home bits and pieces of news about marriages, new vocations, deaths, murders, births, fights, shootings, politics, prices for commodities and more.

These correspondents, cowboys and other citizens writing these letters provide a great historical record of the settlement of Colorado and the American west in the decade of the 1880s.

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Letters from Wyoming: 1880-1889

Letters from Wyoming: 1880-1889

A nonfiction collection of letters which were sent “home” by those traveling west.

This collection of letters were sent from Wyoming by those coming west.  The adventurous writers sent home bits and pieces of news about marriages, new vocations, deaths, murders, births, fights, shootings, politics, prices for commodities and more.

These correspondents, cowboys and other citizens writing these letters provide a great historical record of the settlement of Wyoming and the American west in the decade of the 1880s.

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Letters from nebraska 1880s

Letters from Nebraska: 1880-1889

nonfiction collection of letters which were sent “home” by those traveling west.

This collection of letters were sent from Nebraska by those coming west.  The adventurous writers sent home bits and pieces of news about marriages, new vocations, deaths, murders, births, fights, shootings, politics, prices for commodities and more.

These correspondents, cowboys and other citizens writing these letters provide a great historical record of the settlement of Nebraska and the American west in the decade of the 1880s.

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Unfiltered History

Our primary goal with much of our work is to take readers closer to the history by compiling accounts of people who came west.

By reducing the number of layers between us and the people who saw history happen we get a more accurate account of the lives of people, geography, towns and more.