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 […]

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 […]

Decoration Day in Spearfish

Decoration Day in Spearfish

I’m excited to share with you this photo of downtown Spearfish, SD in 1885, two years before my book BENEATH THE COTTONWOODS takes place.What you see is a Decoration Day celebration. What is that holiday, you might ask? Well, it’s what we now call . . . wait for it . . . Memorial Day! If […]