Tag Archives: Historical Parks

Wyoming History News Announces Golden Spike

Wyoming History News, the official newsletter for the Wyoming State Historical Society, announced the upcoming release of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, in its April 2017 edition. I have created this collage from the newsletter’s masthead and the announcement … Continue reading

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Will Braddock, Fort Bridger, and Christmas

Will Braddock spent his first Christmas in the far west in 1867 at Fort Bridger, which at that time was still Dakota Territory. I reveal in Chapter 1 of Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, that Will had wintered-over at the fort with … Continue reading

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Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

On September 11, 2016, I spent the day at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming, touring the interpretive center, walking the remains of the old fort, and tromping the nearby battlefields. I had this opportunity because I was attending the annual meeting … Continue reading

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History and the National Park Service.

As many of the readers of this blog are aware, every few weeks I contribute a blog posting to Mad About MG History. On September 1, 2016, I wrote about the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. In several previous … Continue reading

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Wyoming State Historical Society Award for Bear Claws

The Wyoming State Historical Society Awards Committee informed me this past week that Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two has been selected to receive an award in the Publications Category for 2016. The award will be presented at a … Continue reading

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Golden Spike Acquired by Five Star Publishing

Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, has been acquired by Five Star Publishing. Over the next several months, I will be engaged with Five Star’s editorial staff in polishing the manuscript to get it ready for publication. The book … Continue reading

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Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming

Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, contains scenes of Will Braddock, the young protagonist, recovering from injuries and eventually “escaping” from the hospital at Fort D. A. Russell. In July 1867, Braddock had accompanied General Grenville M. Dodge into the southeast … Continue reading

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Writing While Cruising

I managed to get in some writing while cruising onboard the Crown Princess this past week. My wife, Barbara, and I embarked from San Pedro harbor in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3, on a seven-day California Coastal Cruise. We returned to the same harbor on … Continue reading

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The Covered Wagon

Jenny McNabb and her family travel west in a covered wagon in 1867 in Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One. Will Braddock first encounters Jenny when the family’s Conestoga wagon breaks a wheel when crossing a swollen creek near Julesburg, Colorado. … Continue reading

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How A Steam Locomotive Works

The steam locomotive made possible the rapid opening of the western states and territories of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. This marvelous invention came into being in England right after the turn of the century, less than seventy years before … Continue reading

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