Saturday, October 29, 2011

Western writer inspiration, no. 9

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.

Cattle drive, Deep Springs College, Big Pine, Californa
Loops and Horses are Surer Than Lead. Charles Russell, 1916
Crowley P. Dake, U.S Marshal, Arizona Territory (1878-1882)
Calgary Stampede parade, 1923
Throwing a cow. Palo Duro, Texas
Cowboys around the chuck wagon, Belle Fourche, Dakota Territory, 1887
The original Hopalong Cassidy, Frank Earle Schoonover, 1905

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Coming up: Buster Keaton's Go West (1925)


  1. each photograph tells an entire story!.........Its so amazing, when you look at these plates, everything is in there, fashion of the times, transport, housing, career choice, and then in the 20`s shot, how folks look back, and seem to mourn the loss of the past.

  2. Cheyenne already said it. You could write a story based on each photo. They're great.

    And Dake looks like the lead singer of The Killers.

    Apologies for not getting over the past week or so. Life's been busy for me.

  3. Cheyenne, photos do the same thing for me; they cry out with stories to be told.

    David, good to have you back; don't let life keep you too busy.

  4. Particularly love that "Original Hopalong Cassidy pic"

  5. My husband's first job offer was in Calgary but the draft board would not let him go. Wonder how different our life would have been.