Kane Moss: A Tale of Reckoning

Kane Moss: A Tale of Reckoning

by C. D. Tuttle

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ISBN-13: 9781503583771
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 07/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 352 KB

About the Author

C. D. Tuttle was born and raised in central Oklahoma. As a young boy, he was an ardent fan of Lash LaRue. LaRue’s appearance in black and use of the bullwhip set him apartfrom the other cowboy heroes of the time who always wore white hats. This difference appealed to C. D. Imitating LaRue, C. D.’s childhood cowboy outfit was a black hat with dual pistols and a makeshift bullwhip made from cotton rope. C. D. spent his formative years on a small farm in Lincoln County, Oklahoma where he learned about horses, cattle, crops and other aspects of farm life. His great grandmother on his father’s side was another huge influence on his love of the old west. She was in the land rush of 1891 in Oklahoma. She drove her wagon, loaded with children, to a previously staked out claim where his great grandfather waited protecting their claim. They were Oklahoma Sooners. Great grandmother was also a large influence on C. D.’s dad as she raised him during his formative years. She was born around 1865 and died in 1966. C. D. heard numerous stories about the old days told by her and his dad as well as many other family members born in the 1800s. With no electricity or running water up into the 1950s, great grandmother refused to accept modern conveniences. C. D. was never much for school although he took great interest in history and the sciences. He attended college at Oklahoma University where he majored in geology and zoology. He was passionate about history and the sciences and could never get enough. His transcript reads of geology, zoology, chemistry, astronomy, geography, anthropology, and over twenty hours of history. Having worked his way through college C. D. always said that the seventeen part time jobs that he had during college were the best education he ever had. Sweeping and mopping floors, pumping gas to working in chemistry and geology labs to making airplane door gaskets taught C. D. a lot about life and working with others from all walks of life. He would use these things repeatedly throughout his professional life. During this time was when C. D. began making notes on people and their habits and personalities. A habit he continues to this day. From these notes come many of the characters in his writings. At the age of twenty-three and just out of college C. D. became a field geologist working for Core Lab, Inc. in Oklahoma City. He worked oil wells throughout western Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas. In this line of work, he continued to be acquainted with interesting personalities and rugged individuals. He loved being out of doors in harsh environments. He recalls being on drilling rigs in western Oklahoma when the temperature was down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit with thirty to forty mile an hour wind. To him the guys and gals that worked in this environment were the salt of the earth. Later he stumbled on to his real calling which was as a zoologist. He began this career as a herpetologist at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Working his way up the ladder he became zoo director of the Alaskan Zoo, then on to Springfield, Missouri and finally to Jacksonville, Florida. During this time, he consulted widely on zoo design and development. He also consulted on ranches in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the hill country of central Texas. He was considered an elephant and desert antelope specialist in his field of work. These two specialties frequently took him to North Africa, Asia, and India while working with many international wildlife and conservation organizations. He began doing photo safaris to Africa in the 1980s. Today with over sixty safaris completed, he still pursues this line of work. Check him out at www.Sundownsafaris.com. While in Alaska, C. D. was able to pursue another very important interest, which was mountain climbing. The Alaskan wilderness was a tremendous attraction to him and he took full advantage of it spending as much time as possible hiking, climbing, and cross-country skiing. When his son was three months o

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