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THE REVOLT THAT CHANGED THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

The invaders had been brutal. They turned the population into slaves. Those who weren’t slaves were taxed on anything of value. When there were objections, they chopped off the right foot of every man over 15. Worst of all, they trashed the fundamental religious beliefs ingrained in each person and forced the natives to worship  Continue Reading »

HOW NATIVE AMERICANS WERE PUSHED ACROSS THE RIVER

    Whenever I publish a historic adventure audiobook, I include an AFTERWARD, so that the listener can place the events in a historical perspective. For this reason, I was reviewing American history about the Louisiana Purchase for my new audiobook, “A Tour On The Prairies,” by Washington Irving, the first famous American author. “A  Continue Reading »

SHIPING A BOAT OVER LAND WEST IN 1869

Green River Wyoming today lures world class bicyclists with tempting mountain trails and spectacular scenery. But in 1868, the bicycle was the last thing on the minds of Green River citizens.  They were excited about the building of the transcontinental railroad, which would cross the Green River near the town of Green River, bringing potential prosperity. The building  Continue Reading »