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Sweethearts Of The West · 17h ago

Frontier Photographer, Solomon Butcher by Linda Hubalek

The second book in my Grooms with Honor series, Fergus' Honor, debuted recently. I sketched the main character, Fergus Reagan, after reading about Solomon D. Butcher, a well-known photograph...
Sweethearts Of The West · 3d ago

Life in the Old West—Cooking in the Victorian Kitchen

Life in the Old West - Cooking in the Victorian Kitchen When writing My Heart Will Find Yours I learned a lot about nineteenth-century kitchens.Very few homes had an ice box, the kind where ...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1w ago

WE'RE STILLING USING THEM by E. AYERS

Oil lamps from years gone by are still in use.Oil lamps are almost a misnomer. When we say oil lamps today, we think of kerosene lamps. They were and are also called paraffin lamps. Kerosene...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

AMERICAN WOMEN IN HISTORY--INDEX

BY CELIA YEARYAMERICAN PROGRESSBY JOHN GAST1872Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands' demands and spent their time co...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST...PUBLISHED BOOK AND FORT ELLIS

As I was thinking about what I wanted to blog about this month it occurred to me that three years ago today I received the cover for what would be my first published book, HOME FIRES. And al...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

GUNSLINGERS By Cheri Kay Clifton

Gunfighters and gunslingers.  We’ve read those literary words in our historical western books, heard and seen them characterized, both factual and fictional, in movies and television. But wh...
Sweethearts Of The West · 2W ago

Lumberjacks and Farmers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

By Paisley Kirkpatrick My Northwoods Series is based in Upper Wisconsin in 1857. The rich history in this area provides a great background for my tales of trapping, fishing, and the harvesti...
Sweethearts Of The West · 2W ago

CLARENCE KING – INDIANA JONES OF THE AMERICAN WEST & THE TALE OF TWO LIVES

By: Ashley Kath-Bilsky Every now and then, while doing research, this writer comes across an interesting life story. Such is the case with the subject of this month’s post at Sweethearts of...
Sweethearts Of The West · 2W ago

FAMILY HISTORY--DO YOU USE IT IN YOUR WRITING? by CHERYL PIERSON

My mother was the oldest of eleven children. In her younger days when I was growing up, and on into my early adulthood, she reminded me of Aunt Pittypat in Gone With the Wind—not in looks or...
Sweethearts Of The West · 3W ago

ONE OF THE LAST AMERICAN INDIAN RAIDS

Until four years ago, I had lived in Parker County, Texas for a number of years. As someone who loves history, I searched out facts about the area’s past. One of the stories that fascinated ...