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The cobbler of Spanish Fort and other frontier stories

Boggs, Johnny D (author.).

Summary: "Setting up shop in rip-roaring Spanish Fort, Texas, in the early 1870s, Big Eddie Hager outfitted many cowboys in boots as they headed up the Chisholm Trail. Hagers fame and his company grew with the years, turning Hager Boots & Company, Incorporated, into a global legend. But when a Dallas newspaper reporter arrives in whats left of Spanish Fort, an old-timer sets the record straight by telling the true story of the man behind the Hager legend-the real cobbler of Spanish Fort. The Cobbler of Spanish Fort, published for the first time, kicks off this collection of short fiction by Johnny D. Boggs, the most awarded writer in the history of Western Writers of America with nine Spur Awards and 14 Spur finalist honors. A Piano at Dead Mans Crossing-a 2002 Spur winner-tells the story of an Arizona frontier family from the viewpoint of an upright grand piano. A Comanche warrior imprisoned at Floridas Fort Marion attempts to paint his way to freedom in Comanche Camp at Dawn; Buffalo Bill Cody and his wife fight it out to save their marriage in The Cody War; and Wild Bill Hickok umpires a baseball game in Kansas City in Umpire Colt-all Spur Award finalists. Dont expect gunfights on dusty streets. Boggs fills these 21 Western, Civil War and Southern tales, old and new, with quirky cowboys, revenge, humor, heroes, baseball, teens coming of age, and even a kid playing cowboys and Indians with his mothers hair curlers"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781432887278
  • ISBN: 1432887270
  • Physical Description: 335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: INTRODUCTION: The Cobbler of Spanish Fort -- AWARD WINNERS: A Piano at Dead Man's Crossing -- The Cody War -- Comanche Camp at Dawn -- Plantin' Season -- Umpire Colt -- The San Angela Stump Match of 1876 -- THE SOUTHERN FRONTIER: I am Hugh Gunter -- Electric Fences -- The Antioch County All-Star Game -- Massacre at Chest of Drawers Mountain -- THE EARLY YEARS: Irish Whiskey -- Blue Norther -- Gun on the Wall -- Crawford McGee -- CIVIL WAR TALES: The Water Bearer -- The Barber of Florence -- When I Rode with the Boys -- COWBOY STORIES: The Snoring Man -- The Time We Buried Caleb Ketchum -- Red River Crossing.
Subject: Large type books
Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) History 19th century Fiction
Short stories, American
Frontier and pioneer life
Large type books
West United States
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Western fiction.
Western stories.
Historical fiction.
Western fiction.
Historical fiction.

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