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Tales Behind the Tombstones: The Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen [NOOK Book]

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 A crumbling headstone in the cemetery at Bodie, California, memorializes Rosa May, a prostitute still known for caring for the sick. In Deadwood, South Dakota, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, infamous to the end, lie interred side by side, per Jane?s last request. And at the top of Lookout Mountain in Colorado lies the greatest western showman of all time, Buffalo Bill Cody, his grave site visited by thousands every year.

 

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Tales Behind the Tombstones: The Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen

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Overview


 A crumbling headstone in the cemetery at Bodie, California, memorializes Rosa May, a prostitute still known for caring for the sick. In Deadwood, South Dakota, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, infamous to the end, lie interred side by side, per Jane’s last request. And at the top of Lookout Mountain in Colorado lies the greatest western showman of all time, Buffalo Bill Cody, his grave site visited by thousands every year.

 

Simple stones, roadside crosses, and grand monuments commemorate the lives of those ordinary citizens and larger-than-life characters who tamed the Wild West and exemplified its greatest myths. In Tales Behind the Tombstones, author Chris Enss shares the stories behind their lives, deaths, and burials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762751860
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,868
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris Enss

Chris Enss is an award-winning screenwriter who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies, and is the author of numerous books on the women of the Old West. Her research and writing reveal the funny, touching, exciting, and tragic stories of historical and contemporary times. She lives in Grass Valley, California.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    very interesting reading

    well researched with great photos and interesting information not often read in history books. These historical people were real, folks, with unusual lives!

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Informative

    Ran across this book while preparing for trip out West. A good resource, concise, well written.

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  • Posted November 1, 2014

    Really enjoyed this book. So many stories about fascinating peop

    Really enjoyed this book. So many stories about fascinating people. Stories of tragedy, triumph, heartbreak, and joy. Well researched tales of the old west.

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