Category Archives: Wichita Snake

Wichita Commercial Club – Business Beginnings

Old Smokey Jones is on the membership committee of the Wichita Commercial Club. I have no idea if such a committee existed at the club and my guess is that it did not. I made it up for the purposes … Continue reading

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Early Railroads in the United States

After Glen Marshall arrives in Wichita, Kansas in 1907, in Wichita Snake, he descends to the railway platform from the Will Rogers, a passenger train that represented part of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, which ran from St. Louis through Oklahoma City and into … Continue reading

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President Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican Revolution

Readers familiar with my unpublished novel, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot, know it is the story about a young Border Patrol agent (Billy Maddox) in southern Arizona. Billy’s father Hector was a rancher in Cochise County, Arizona before his son, … Continue reading

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Wyatt Earp, Wichita and a Career in Law Enforcement

Old West lawman Wyatt Earp is best-known as the central figure in the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona in October 1881. That event and the larger-than-life figure of Earp have withstood the test of time as 21st century … Continue reading

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Carrie Nation, Temperance and Kansas

When Glen Marshall arrives in Wichita, Kansas in my story Wichita Snake, he foolishly asks a stranger at the train station where he can find a drink. That stranger turns out to be someone Glen should not be speaking with, … Continue reading

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Fairmont Coal Disaster : The Day 362 Men Died

My latest blog posts have focused on the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to help paint a picture around the characters and incidents that occur in my novel, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot. Recently, I published a new page on … Continue reading

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