Category Archives: Old West

A Gun Trade by Frank Bird Linderman

A beautiful Colt 45 with mother-of-pearl handle is traded. It’s a mechanical disaster and the only one in danger from it is the person who tries to fire it. The trick is to trade it while the next mark is … Continue reading

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At The Bar by Frank Bird Linderman

A Navajo horse blanket is missing. A sheep herder is suspected. The sheriff and his posse round up the suspect and he is brought to trial. But as this town had no sheriff, judge, or court, the terrified sheepherder is … Continue reading

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In The Name of Friendship by Frank Bird Linderman

In The Name of Friendship by Frank Bird Linderman In the old west a man has reached bottom and is determined to kill himself. As there are consequences to suicide in the hereafter, the bartender at the Silver Dollar offers … Continue reading

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Pap’s Pinto by Frank Bird Linderman

Two hunters have had their pack horses run off. While sitting at their camp fire that night an old prospector joins them. He’s tried horses for packing and after much grief came to appreciate burros. He tells the tale of … Continue reading

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True Bear Stories by Joaquin Miller

Joaquin Miller (1837 – 1913) was in the west when it was still wild and bears were plentiful. These stories recount his adventures with them. 01 Bear on Fire 02 Music Loving Bears 03 My First Grizzly 05 In Swimming … Continue reading

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