Every few weeks I post on the Mad About MG History blog. On October 29, 2015, I wrote a post there entitled “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?” Follow this link to read the post: http://madaboutmghistory.blogspot.com/
The subject matter of the post referred to above is an offshoot of one I wrote for this blog on October 10, entitled “Julesburg–A Tale of Four Towns.” Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, contains extensive descriptions of Julesburg, which in 1867 was considered to be the most wicked town in the west. I relied upon the autobiographical book that Henry Morton Stanley wrote about his newspaper reporting career in the American West before he embarked upon his search for Dr. Livingstone.
This photograph of Stanley shows how he would have looked to Will Braddock, the protagonist in Eagle Talons, when they probably met in Julesburg in the summer of 1867. This photo, which is contained in his book My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia, was taken in Constantinople shortly before he proceeded on to Egypt and the beginning of the journey into central Africa that made him famous.