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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