Tales of the Old West

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Andy Thomas Tales of the Old West

by Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas has brought to life a group of several writers who were very talented at telling "Tales of the Old West." This entertaining scene, thanks to Thomas's imagination and his brush, brings together some of America's well-known, beloved writers and other characters sharing their stories. With all the vivid details that make the artist's paintings so wonderful, we find writers such as Mark Twain to Willa Cather.

In 1839, Jim Baker left the civilized world to become a mountain man, in the vast and cruel American West.  he survived to live long enough to see the city of Denver emerge where he and the Arapaho and Cheyenne had once roamed.

By 1895, Denver was a city of 120,000 people with a telephone system, an opera house and modern refrigeration.  Baker could enjoy a frosty Coors beer or perhaps an ice cream sundae.  In the Denver Evening Post, he could read the news from Europe, perhaps events of the same day, thanks to transatlantic cables.  From Denver, Baker could have traveled to a comfortable rail car across the continent.

Denver had everything except Baker's tales of the old west! 

Can you name all the famous "tellers of tales" in this picture??  See below...

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Andy Adams Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935)
began writing western fiction at age 43.  His most successful book, The Log of a Cowboy (1903), is the account of a five month, 3,000 head cattle drive from south Texas to Montana.
Jim Baker Jim Baker (1818 - 1898), trapper, scout and guide, was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Freemont's favorite scouts.  He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 - December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.  He is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. B. M. Bower B. M. Bower (November 15, 1871 - July 23, 1940) Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowen, best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West.
Ned Buntline Ned Buntline (March 20, c.1813 - July 6, 1886), was a pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson (E. Z. C. Judson), an American publisher, journalist, writer and publicist best known for his dime novels and the Colt Buntline Special he is alleged to have commissioned from Colt's Manufacturing Company. Willa Sibert Cather Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 - April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and The Song of the Lark.
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.  Among his most famous works if the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. Zane Grey Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the Old West.  Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his bestselling book.
Francis Bret Harte Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 - May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. O. Henry O. Henry (September 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910) was the pen name of the American writer William Sydney Porter.  O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.
John Griffith "Jack" London John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist  He was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.  He is best remembered as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories To Build a Fire, An Odyssey of the North, and Love of Life. Alfred Damon Runyon Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 - December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and writer.  He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era.  The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character, situations, and dialog that Runyon depicted.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910) better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.  He is most noted for his novels, The adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often call The Great American Novel. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 - February 10, 1957) was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family.  Laura's daughter, Rose, inspired Laura to write her books.
Owen Wister Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 - July 21, 1938) was an American writer and "father" of western fiction.  Wister's most famous work remains the 1902 novel The Virginian.  It is widely regarded as being the first cowboy novel and was reprinted fourteen time in eight months.



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