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 …

Blanchat Cooling Trough

Blanchat: by Dr. Bill Stoner

NOTES:  This post enhances a previous post: “An Old Stone Schoolhouse in Springfield”  If you recall Joseph Blanchat was a stonemason who …

Left: Young Sam Konkel Right: "The Writer" Sam Konkel

The Sidewalks of Old Boston

The Springfield Herald had a regular series in 1918 called “Persons, Stories, and Incidents of Old Boston and the Old Days.”  The …