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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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The Revenant and The Iron Horse Chronicles

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has an interesting and pertinent relationship with The Iron Horse Chronicles. The movie dramatically tells of the hardships endured by the mountain men who hunted, trapped, and explored the western regions of the United States in … Continue reading

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Julesburg—A Tale of Four Cities

Julesburg, Colorado, has the unusual distinction of existing in four different locations. The current and fourth Town of Julesburg, advertising itself as the “Gateway to Colorado,” is a pleasant community of about 1,200 persons. It is located on the South … 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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A New Posting on Mad About MG History

This past week I posted again on Mad About MG History. I contribute frequently to this website that was created to provide help to teachers and librarians in spreading the word about Middle Grade historical novels. This week the subject is about the importance of … Continue reading

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Another Posting on Mad About MG History

This week I again invite you to read a posting I made last week on Mad About MG History. As you probably recall, I am a regular contributor to this website that was recently created to provide help to teachers and librarians in spreading the … Continue reading

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Hobbs, New Mexico, Book Signing Brought Back Memories

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, I was privileged to hold a book signing for Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame on the campus of New Mexico Junior College … Continue reading

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Farmington, New Mexico, Book Signing Successful

The book signing at Hastings in Farmington, NM, was a great success. Several books were sold and autographed, many bookmarks were distributed, and I had the opportunity to discuss Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, with many interested readers. … Continue reading

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A Steam Locomotive’s Tender

A steam locomotive could not operate without its tender. In recent posts I have written about how the locomotive works, but the engine must have fuel and water to produce the steam. The tender is the car that is hooked immediately behind … Continue reading

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