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  • Creating Fiction from History: 12/29/2021

    KERRY WAFER|Dec 29, 2021

    March 28, 1891 Part II My dearest Marie, Oh, how I miss you and Davey! The nights are the hardest for me to be away from you as I think of you constantly, so I decided to write you another letter with more news about Dave Wilson from my visit to the saloon a few days ago. As "luck" would have it, the guy that took $1.00 from me in poker (don't worry – I stopped at that point) was Jim Lowery, the owner of Lowery Boarding House across the street. I found this out after he offered to buy me a d...

  • Creating Fiction from History: Dave Wilson

    KERRY WAFER|Oct 6, 2021

    March 17, 1891 My dearest Marie, I trust this letter finds you well, my love. I have arrived in Castle Town, Montana – 2 months gone and hopefully only another five or six weeks before I see your beautiful face again! I came across a sad piece of news yesterday while browsing through old newspapers in the Chronicle office. I'll write it out as it appeared in the paper on February 4. Dave Wilson died on Tuesday. He was 79. He was buried in Boot Hill on Wednesday. And....that was it, three l...