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.
Read about Casper’s wild, sometimes lurid, frontier days: the hanging,
the beautiful and bad dance hall queen, the adulteries, murders, crimes of
passion, a lynching, barroom brawls—they exploded with the birth of the
new town of Casper, Wyoming.
Meet the colorful characters and criminal elements from Casper’s past.
Notorious dance hall owner Lou Polk; Black Dogae Lee, Polk’s partner
in business and pleasure who cut off her nose and then vanished without a trace;
Marshall Bill Hodge, who shot an unarmed cowboy; Dr. Joseph Benton, who tried
to perform a postmortem on a still living patient and later died in a jailhouse
fire set by his own hand; Joel Hurt, a Casper businessman who was acquitted
after murdering young Billy Milne for having an affair with his wife; George
Edwards who killed two men in unrelated incidents to protect his wife’s
virtue; and more.
• 0-931271-52-5 • trade paper • index • bibliography • 160
pp • photos • $13.95 ORDER NOW
"Sensational in their own right, these events have been thoroughly
researched by the author and are accurately reported insofar as the available
facts allow..watch those events unfold before your eyes as you read this wonderful
book. It will be a load of fun."
•• Kevin S. Anderson, Casper College Library
Longtime Casper resident Charlotte Babcock is the author of Shot Down: Capital Crimes of Casper (High Plains Press, 2000), which won the Wyoming State Historical Society’s history book of the year award. She was recognized in 2001 by the City of Casper and the American Association of University Women as a “renowned author, freelance writer and editor.”
She is also the author of The St. Patrick’s Stor and has published award-winning fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction, poetry, essays, and humor in various anthologies including Woven on the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 2001 and Crazy Woman Creek, (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), and Wyoming Writing.
She is a founding member of the literary advisory panel at Casper College and has taught classes at the college in writing for children. Currently she writes for Footprints, the college’s alumni magazine, and is working on two new books.
She graduated from Casper College with an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and taught for the Natrona County School District for more than 25 years. Babcock currently serves on the Casper College Alumni Board, a position she has held since the organization began in 1986.
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