Echoes from the West

Echoes from the West

Echoes from the West

By Edward M. McGough
Illustrations by Victoria Bales

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.

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Echoes from the West

Echoes from the West

By Edward M. McGough
Illustrations by Victoria Bales

“McGough writes lovingly of…pets, cattle, packhorses, peeling logs, snow, wind, sunsets and sunrises, the smell of bacon frying…this is a joyous book, a pleasure to read and to relive, vicariously, this wonderful life.”
•• Rocky Mountain News

Edward M. McGough Illustrations by Victoria Bales

Edward M. McGough
Illustrations by Victoria Bales

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.