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The Resource The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy, Charley Hester ; edited by Kirby Ross

The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy, Charley Hester ; edited by Kirby Ross

Label
The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy
Title
The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy
Statement of responsibility
Charley Hester ; edited by Kirby Ross
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A sixteen-year-old runaway from Illinois, Charley Hester (1853-1940) lit out from home in 1869, bound to make a life for himself on the great American frontier. In the winter of his life seven decades later, he dictated an account of his experiences in the Wild West of his youth
  • "After life as a cowpoke on the Chisholm and Western Trails, Hester eventually settled in Phillips County, Kansas, and then in Dundy County, Nebraska, where he helped his brother build a ranching empire."--Jacket
  • So engaging that they figured in Warner Brothers' research for the classic movie Dodge City, Hester's adventures are the stuff of true Americana: history rendered in bolder strokes and brighter colors than the most outlandish fiction, as outrageous and outrageously entertaining as it is true."
  • "In his own colorful language, Hester relates stories ranging from high jinks on the trail to a heart-stopping surprise encounter with Indians, as well as conflicts with nature in the form of blizzards, cyclones, quicksand, swollen rivers, bad water, prairie fires, and electrical storms
  • Charley Hester's memoir recounts the journeys that took him to Missouri, Texas, Indian Territory, Kansas, and Nebraska and brought him face-to-face with badman John Wesley Hardin as well as Joel Collins before Collins formed his band of stagecoach and train robbers. The young cow waddy also tells of meeting Wild Bill Hickok, observing Doc Holliday's deft card play, and witnessing the waylaying of a drunken buffalo hunter by Wyatt Earp."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.02/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.H47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy, Charley Hester ; edited by Kirby Ross
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bison books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-141)
Control code
54414919
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 141 p.
Isbn
9780803273467
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004003156
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Kirby Ross, 2008 (Access. No. 2008-060). Editor's inscribed presentation copy. Paperbound.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54414919
Label
The true life Wild West memoir of a bush-popping cow waddy, Charley Hester ; edited by Kirby Ross
Link
Publication
Note
Bison books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-141)
Control code
54414919
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 141 p.
Isbn
9780803273467
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004003156
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Kirby Ross, 2008 (Access. No. 2008-060). Editor's inscribed presentation copy. Paperbound.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54414919

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