Saturday, February 25, 2012

Western writer inspiration, no. 26

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.

Southern Pacific depot, Oakland, California, 1867. Artist: William Keith (1838-1911)
Mount Bonnell, Texas, 1889
Steamer at Aberdeen, Washington, 1888
Navajo, Arizona. Photo by John Karl Hillers, c1879
First jail, Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1886
Signal Butte, near Big Spring, Texas, 1889
General store, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1880

Picture credits: Wikimedia Commons

Coming up:
Glenn Ford, William Holden, The Man From Colorado (1949)


  1. I've been playing Red Dead Redemption lately, a western themed video game. Looks like they took their train depots and their general stores from these exact pictures. Interesting.

    1. Good to hear; similar to the efforts of Hollywood to get the details right in more recent westerns.

  2. They are fine pictures indeed, each one having its own story. Apologies for my absence of late, Ron. I'm slowly getting back to blogging.

    Best to you and yours.