What the Cowboy Wore

What the Cowboy Wore

I thought I’d take a break from Spearfish history to fill you in on the proper attire of a cowboy. For the next several History Thursday blog posts, we will sift through a western cowboy’s wardrobe. Not only will we look at each piece individually, but we’ll talk about the function. I mean, do you […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Pluviose

Endangered Words A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers “Pluviose” {PLOO-vee-ohs or PLOO-vee-ohz. Adjective} Late 19th century Very rare I love this word. Something about it makes it fun to say.  ~ According to the book Endangered Words by Simon Hertnon, pluviosity is the noun.  And what does it mean? “Of, relating to, or characterized by rain; […]

Map of My Setting ~ Spearfish, Dakota

Map of My Setting ~ Spearfish, Dakota

MAP OF SPEARFISH If you’ve read sections of BENEATH THE COTTONWOODS, or you are at least the curious sort, you might find this map of Spearfish to be quite interesting. I must say, I was delighted to find it in a gallery on the Spearfish Area Historical Society website. These folks are fabulous people, willing to […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Curglaff

ENDANGERED WORDS A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers “Curglaff” {KUR-glahff. Noun} Late 18th century Extremely rare Curglaff seems like a sound someone would say when surprised or frustrated, don’t you think?  Curglaff! Well, you’d be partially correct. ~ According to the book Endangered Words by Simon Hertnon, Curglaff is Scottish.  And what does […]