Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
McGough, the author of Beyond the Far Ridge, tells more about his life in
the most isolated Rocky Mountain high country and of the people and animals
that make it memorable.
There was Harry, who worked with horses his whole life. Polly a special little
girl, and Nell, a woman who became important to Harry. Harry also had special
animals in his life: a kitten named Pansy and a horse named Amigo. You’ll
feel like Harry is an old friend.
And there’s Spider, a horse Ed has a very special relationship with.
It might be defined as part kinship, part mystery.
You’ll meet Speck, a border collie brought to the mountain as a puppy
who had to learn to get along with Spider, Tasha, the German shepherd, and
Maggie, the cat.
These stories and more fill this wonderful book written as if Ed is speaking
directly to the reader in the language and experience of an old cowhand.
“McGough writes lovingly of…pets, cattle,
packhorses, peeling logs, snow, wind, sunsets and sunrises, the smell of
is a joyous book, a pleasure to read and to relive, vicariously, this wonderful
•• Rocky Mountain News
Edward Mark McGough was born in 1917 on a New England farm. As a teenager, he left home to sail the seas on a freighter in the European trade. Later, during World War II, he flew in shipbased aircraft in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
After the war, McGough attended agricultural college in California where he met and married the girl who became the mother of his three children. The McGough’s were happily married for over fifty years and were also proud grandparents.
Edward Mark McGough is the author of Beyond the Far Ridge: Pioneering in the Rocky Mountain High Country and Echoes of the West, both published by High Plains Press. He also wrote three young adult fiction books originally published in Chicago.
Ed McGough passed away on August 18, 2003.
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