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Credits & Contributors


Some sections of this website are "books", in and of themselves, and therefore, we have specifically designated separate pages to recognize these credits and contributors:


More recently, on new pages and stories, we are "coming up to speed", and listing the credits and the bottom of the article.















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Native Americans

Route 66



Additional Credits




Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, copyright, 1993-2004


Written Material:




  • Atwater, G.M; Old West Slang and Phrases; A Writer's Guide; Western Slang and Phrases

  • Barrere, Albert and Leland, Charles; A Dictionary of Slang, Jarcon & Cant; Ballantyne Press; London, England, 1889.

  • Bartlett, John Russell; Dictionary of Americanisms, Bartlett and Welford, New York, NY, 1848.

  • Boessenecker, John; Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California; University of Oklahoma Press; 1988; Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Chittenden, Hiram; The American fur trade of the Far West, By Hiram Martin , Volume II, Francis P. Harper, New York, 1902.

  • Croy, Homer; Cole Younger: Last of the Great Outlaws;Bison Books; 1999

  • Davidson-Peters, P., The Missouri Fur Company, Ancestry.com, 2007

  • Dawson, Charles; Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail, Volume 1, Crane & Co., Topeka, Kansas, 1912.

  • Eagan, Jerry; The Captive; Desert Exposure; November, 2006.

  • Erdoes, Richard; Saloons of the Old West; 1979, Knopf: New York, NY.

  • Fielder, Mary; Poker Alice;   Centennial Distributors, Deadwood, SD, 1978

  • Flanagan, Mike; The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Old West; 1999; Alpha Books, Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Flexner, Stuart Bert; I Hear America Talking; 1976, Simon and Schuster, New York.

  • Gordy, William F.; American Leaders and Heroes; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1903.

  • Gragg, Roc, The Old West Quiz & Fact Book; 1986, Harper Collins, New York, NY

  • Green, Jonathon; Cassell's Dictionary of Slang; Wellington House; London, England, 2000.

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb; Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico; U.S. Government Printing Office; Washington D.C.; 1906

  • Howe, Henry; Historical Collections of the Great West; E. Morgan & Co., Cincinatti, Ohio, 1855

  • Hyde, William and Conrad, Howard L.; Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, Southern History Co., NY; 1899.

  • Hodgson, Michael; Desert Travel Tips:  Staying Safe, Comfy and Happy; 1999, Adventure Network

  • Hufsmith, George W, The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889 , High Plains Press, Glendo, Wyoming, 1993.

  • Jeffords, Christine; Shady Ladies of the Old West; Poindexter Family Geneology

  • Jones, Lee; Winning Low Limit Hold'em; Conjelco, Pittsburg, PA, 2000.

  • Kildare, Maurice, Dead Outlaws Loot, True West Magazine, February, 1967.

  • Lawless, Chuck; The Old West Sourcebook; 1994; Crown Publishers, New York, NY

  • Knowles, Thomas W.; The West That Was, 1993, Random House, New York, NY

  • McLelland, Dr. Dennis; The Avenging Fury of the Plains, John "Liver-Eating” Johnston, Publish America.

  • Metz, Leon Claire; The Shooters; 1976; Penguin Putnam, Inc.; El Paso, TX

  • Myers, Roger; John Joshua Webb - Lawman to Outlaw, Old West Magazine, Autumn, 1999

  • Murray, Earl; Ghosts of the West, 1994 , Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., New York, NY.

  • Nash, Robert; Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws; De Capo Press; New York, NY, 1994.

  • Phillips, Charles; Heritage of the West; 1992; Crescent Books, New York, NY

  • Pinkerton, William A.; Highwaymen of the Railroad ; The North American Review; Volume 157, Issue 444, November, 1893; University of Northern Iowa; Cedar Falls, Iowa.

  • Rochlin, Fred and Harriet; Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West; 2000; Houghton Mifflin Books; Boston, MA.

  • Roosevelt, Theodore; Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail; 1888; The Century Co. New York.

  • Rule, Leslie, Coast To Coast Ghosts, 2001, Andrews McMeel Universal Company, Kansas City, MO.

  • Slatta, Richard W.; The Cowboy Encyclopedia; 1994, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Speck, Gary B.; Ghost Towner's Code of Ethics; Ghost Town USA

  • Thrapp, Dan L.; Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Volumes I-III; University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

  • Walker, Herb; Country Store, 1979, Baxter Lane Company, Amarillo, TX

  • Wilson, Michael; Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West; Morris Book Publishing, 2007.


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