Saturday, April 28, 2012

Western writer inspiration, no. 34

Here is this week's omnibus of #westernwriter inspirations posted each day at twitter, where you can follow me @rdscheer if your attention is not already overloaded. As usual, click the pic to enlarge.

Staff of the Daily Reporter. Corrine, Box Elder County, Utah, c1870s
Officers quarters at Ft. Rawlins, Wyoming, May 7, 1877
The Church of San Miguel, the oldest in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1873
Enoch Smoky, Kiowa boy, 1870s
U.S. Geological and Geographic Survey, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1871
Railway trestle, Echo Canyon, Summit County, Utah, 1869
Soldier’s quarters, Fort Marcy, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1873

Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

Coming up: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Texas (1941)


  1. I want to jump into all these pics and soak up the history.

  2. "Officers quarters at Ft. Rawlins, Wyoming, May 7, 1877" looks like it could use a little tidying, eh?

  3. Wonder what the staff of the Daily Reporter reported — there doesn't seem to be much happening around. It reminds me of the transit camps the government in the state I live in builds for slum-dwellers as part of a slum rehab programme. Liked the Church of San Miguel picture too.

    1. The first structures in new towns on the frontier were often tents like this one. As for news, boosterism can produce a lot of content.