Always Pardners

Always Pardners

by WIll Welton
     
 

In the old west and even in today's time frame you will still find


some people that are partners. Some of the partnerships last a


short while with others from the time they are first made until the


after life. The characters in this novel are factious names but the


two men are buried side by side with the remarks still

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Overview

In the old west and even in today's time frame you will still find


some people that are partners. Some of the partnerships last a


short while with others from the time they are first made until the


after life. The characters in this novel are factious names but the


two men are buried side by side with the remarks still readable on


the tombstone. The store about this long life friendship was a well


known story by one of the men that knew the partners of this


story.


These stories took place in the No Mans Land, or spitting distance


of it, that is now the Oklahoma Panhandle. Later in the novel is a


section of the history of the area if you might be interested in


reading it first.


At one time for a period of years the area belonged to no state,


territory, or country. No Man’s Land was 37miles by 168 miles and


a hard, unforgiving land, domain of the terrible Comanche time out


of mind. In winter, murderous northern winds howled down out of


Kansas and Colorado to freeze men and animals. For the rest of


the year the winds were generally southerly, ranging all the way


from gentle breezes to shrieking gales that drove great clouds of


dust before them.


It formed a long, narrow rectangle, altogether about 5,700


square miles. Once this emptiness had been Spanish, split up into


three massive land grants, and then it had been, in name at least,


part of the Mexican province of Texas (Tejas). When the United


States annexed Texas, prior to statehood, this northern strip was


cut off to comply with the Slave State–Free State balance


mandated by the Missouri Compromise.


The 37th parallel had been established as the southern boundary of Kansas and Colorado, but the northern frontier of Texas officially stopped at 36 degrees 30 seconds latitude. In between the two borders lay about 34 miles of space unassigned to


anybody at all. To the east, the western line of the Cherokee


Outlet was drawn at the 100th meridian, Congress officially


referred to the area as the ‘Public Land Strip.’ Out West, though,


men seldom called it anything but No Man’s Land. The Santa Fe


Trail passed through part of it, winding down out of Kansas,


bound southwest for Santa Fe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011092817
Publisher:
WIll Welton
Publication date:
08/20/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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Growing up during the 1940’s and 1950’s, in the Choctaw (McCurtain and Choctaw Counties) and Creek Indian (Okmulgee County) Nations of Oklahoma, with the spoken languages of Choctaw, Ojibwa, Spanish and English was an asset in my knowledge of story telling. A reporter for the McCurtain County Gazette told me, “Write down the stories and the things you have done in life for some day they would be useful in keeping the tales of the old folks alive after we all are gone.” Working various jobs from cowboy and farmer to holding, the positions of Foreman of a bridge gang, with the Saint Louis San Francisco, Railroad and Command Sergeant Major in the Army, gave me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. Medically discharged from the military, I did construction work until finally being forced to retire completely because of my health. Moving near Russellville Alabama because my children came to this area to work and raise my grand-children. Now I live and play near the Crooked Oak community near seven of my grand-children. The older three grand-children have read all but four of my novels so there is not sexual intent or as much violence as on the evening news. I have written short stories, young adult books, free lance magazine articles, articles for several news papers and write novels about the tales of the old folks when I was growing up. In addition, to the twenty Western novels, I have written two mysteries of modern day times.

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