Saturday, December 24, 2011

Western writer inspiration, no. 17

Here is this week's omnibus of #westernwriter inspirations posted each day at twitter [click to enlarge]. If you are on twitter, you can follow me @rdscheer.

Territorial University at Norman, Oklahoma Territory, c1897-98
Sioux encampment, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, November 1890
Teacher and children, sod schoolhouse, Woods Co., Oklahoma Territory, c1895
Steamer Bessie, Rio Grande River, Fort Ringgold, Texas, c1890
Young-Man-Afraid-of-His-Horses, Oglala Sioux, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 1891
Wooden jail house, Wyoming Territory, 1893
Broadway Street, Round Pond, OkIahoma Territory, 1894

Picture credits: Wikimedia Commons

Coming up:
Photo essay: Los Angeles Public Library


  1. Had to grin at the university. Now that's set in a wasteland! lol.

  2. Interesting photos--I think we should dig out some western Christmas photos--if I had time I'd see if I couldn't find one of a church in Eureka, NV decorated for the holidays in the 1880s... Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. That jail house looks like the storage shed behind the church in the town that's no longer there, my original hometown.