The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Wyoming is the—wind! The wind, day in and day out, reminds one that it is the King of this historic state. From the mountain tops to the far-reaching prairies, in the beginning it was water that shaped the state, but it is the forever wind that shaped the land. When in Wyoming, you will find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

I love Wyoming, and all that it has to offer. The folks that live there are gritty, hardworking, and rough, and tough as they come. The state and those that call it home are throwbacks to a simpler, but better time.

Wyoming has a rich and adventurous history. The mountain men, cowboys, trailblazers, explorers, homesteaders, and prospectors headed west to live a free life and find their fortunes in a land that most had never seen before. Dotted across the Wyoming’s plains and the Rocky Mountain’s you will find their abandoned homes, decaying to the extreme weather or vanishing in the face of a more advance civilization. You will also find their graves in overgrown cemeteries that cannot even come close to tell their stories of how they lived and died. The stories of these brave men and women is fast disappearing across Wyoming’s dusty vistas of yesteryear.

This book is a tribute to those that I have never known, but yet still admire their courage, strength, and their free will to go live their life in the wilderness.

This book is something I have been working on for years. Having lived in Colorado and South Dakota—Wyoming and its history has always held my interest. The tales of Wyoming have always fascinated me, and as I got older, I wanted to write fictional historical novels that weave the genuine history of Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming throughout the stories. I take pride in the research that I do for each of my novels and adventure stories.

Within the pages of this book you will discover the history of Wyoming I find the most interesting, if you are from Wyoming or will visit Wyoming this book will give you some interesting tidbits of some destinations you may want to explore before it is all gone.

By Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Kurt’s family roots were from western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years, Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographers through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. The Denver Post, PM Magazine, and 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado featured his poetry. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour, and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 16 books all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand, Kurt James novels, short stories, reference books, and poetry, are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt has 3 books that he is currently writing. The 8th book in his Rocky Mountain Series - Raphael Eye for an Eye. His third ghost town reference book, Kansas Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and Other BS. And a western/horror novel - Devil’s Tower Spirit of Chiha Tanka. Kurt is a proud member of Western Writers of America.


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