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Reading Old Time Newspapers: A Primer

It feels great to find interesting tidbits in old newspapers—for me it has been part of researching my book, for others, it may be finding an obituary, marriage announcement, or other types of notice. But sometimes historical newspapers used abbreviations and terms that are no longer common, leaving some of …

Verity's Suspension splint

Dr. Verity’s Invention

In a recent Facebook thread, Ted Burhenn asked about the history of music in Baca County.  I mentioned the Old Boston Band and …

Fred Holister

A Cowboy’s Story: Fred Holister

May 24, 2018 Update from the Original post: Had a great conversation earlier this evening with 92-year-old John Havens from Vilas who …

JJ Cattle on the Trail

The Last J.J. Steer

In the American west, it was common practice for early large cattle operations to file on only parcels of land that contained …