An old prospector, a pony express rider, mountain fur trappers, cowboys, Indians, marshals and sheriffs all converge in this nostalgic collection of narrative poetry from Old West enthusiast Robert K. Dunham. With the voice of a balladeer, Dunham re-creates the wild and lawless American frontier.
Distraught parents search the wilderness for their lost children. A young man fights his way through a blizzard for the one he loves. A prospector finds a treasure more precious that gold in a frozen Klondike cave. In the title story, two young men from very different backgrounds challenge each other to a race that will have a lasting impact upon both of their lives.
Many more captivating characters will capture the heart of the reader as they become engrossed in the true to life drama that unfolds in each story. The common thread among Dunham's unforgettable characters, both heroic and fallible, is their determination that good shall prevail.
Colorful and entertaining, this anthology of classic Western stories is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of Old West aficionados.
Robert K. Dunham lives on a farm outside of Bath, New York in the Finger Lakes region. He is the author of The Silver Spoon Saloon and is at work on another collection of stories about the Old West.