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Windmills on the High Plains

Texas Panhandle. High Plains. Golden Plains. Llano Estacdo. Stake Plains – whatever you call this vast mesa, high and flat…
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Windmills on the High Plains

Old Mobeetie

The Streets of Old Mobeetie “I think it was the hardest place I ever saw on the frontier except Cheyenne,…
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Old Mobeetie

The Colors of Palo Duro

The Colors of Palo Duro Canyon State Park The Caprock, the surface across the Texas Panhandle, is a flat, treeless…
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The Colors of Palo Duro

The Strong Medicine of Flint

Lying in the northeast corner of the Staked Plains, along the sloping sides of the Canadian River Valley, a rock…
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The Strong Medicine of Flint

Newbie Author Mistakes

As I work my way through a stack of entries for a writing contest, I keep noticing basic errors that…
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Newbie Author Mistakes

National Day of the Cowboy

We celebrated big! Happy National Day of the Cowboy — and Cowgirl! In 2005, National Day of the Cowboy (NDOC)…
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National Day of the Cowboy

Western Etiquette: The Cowboy Hat

“Don’t ever mess with a Cowboy’s, or cowgirl’s, hat!” Conk-case. Lid. War-bonnet. Ten-gallon. Stetson. Cowboy Hat. Named the official hat…
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Western Etiquette: The Cowboy Hat

Author Life: Conferences

“Should I spend time and money on a writers conference?” This is a question heard over and over, and a…
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Author Life: Conferences

Makin’ A Hand

Makin’ a Hand, Ridin’ for the Brand, Code of the West: all terms that define a way of life that…
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Makin’ A Hand

Chuck Wagons: Symbol of the West

Introducing: The American Chuck Wagon Association! Are you aware that there is an organization dedicated to preserving the history of…
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Chuck Wagons: Symbol of the West