Credits & Resources

Pen & Ink

When we started this website some 20 years ago, several sections were “books” in and of themselves. At that time, we designated separate pages to recognize credits and contributors. Consequentially, many of our earliest pages do not properly list resources. However, after several years, we began to list credits and resources at the bottom of the article.

For those early pages, credits and resources can be found below.


New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota


Native Americans
Route 66

Written Material:

Atwater, G.M; Old West Slang and Phrases; A Writer’s Guide; Western Slang and Phrases
Barrere, Albert and Leland, Charles; A Dictionary of Slang, Jarcon & Cant; Ballantyne Press; London, England, 1889.
Bartlett, John Russell; Dictionary of Americanisms, Bartlett and Welford, New York, NY, 1848.
Boessenecker, John; Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California; University of Oklahoma Press; 1988; Norman, OK.
Chittenden, Hiram; The American fur trade of the Far West, By Hiram Martin, Volume II, Francis P. Harper, New York, 1902.
Croy, Homer; Cole Younger: Last of the Great Outlaws; Bison Books; 1999.
Davidson-Peters, P., The Missouri Fur, 2007.
Dawson, Charles; Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail, Volume 1, Crane & Co., Topeka, Kansas, 1912.
Eagan, Jerry; The Captive; Desert Exposure; November 2006.
Erdoes, Richard; Saloons of the Old West; 1979, Knopf: New York, NY.
Fielder, Mary; Poker Alice;   Centennial Distributors, Deadwood, SD, 1978.
Flanagan, Mike; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Old West; 1999; Alpha Books, Indianapolis,IN.
Flexner, Stuart Bert; I Hear America Talking; 1976, Simon and Schuster, New York.
Gordy, William F.; American Leaders and Heroes; Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1903.
Gragg, Roc, The Old West Quiz & Fact Book; 1986, Harper Collins, New York, NY.
Green, Jonathon; Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang; Wellington House; London, England, 2000.
Hodge, Frederick Webb; Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico; U.S. Government Printing Office; Washington D.C.; 1906.
Howe, Henry; Historical Collections of the Great West; E. Morgan & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1855.
Hyde, William and Conrad, Howard L.; Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, Southern History Co., NY; 1899.
Hodgson, Michael; Desert Travel Tips:  Staying Safe, Comfy and Happy; 1999, Adventure Network.
Hufsmith, George W, The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889, High Plains Press, Glendo, Wyoming, 1993.
Jeffords, Christine; Shady Ladies of the Old West; Poindexter Family Geneology.
Jones, Lee; Winning Low Limit Hold’em; Conjelco, Pittsburg, PA, 2000.
Kildare, Maurice, Dead Outlaws Loot, True West Magazine, February 1967.
Lawless, Chuck; The Old West Sourcebook; 1994; Crown Publishers, New York, NY
Knowles, Thomas W.; The West That Was, 1993, Random House, New York, NY
McLelland, Dr. Dennis; The Avenging Fury of the Plains, John “Liver-Eating” Johnston, Publish America.
Metz, Leon Claire; The Shooters; 1976; Penguin Putnam, Inc.; El Paso, TX.
Myers, Roger; John Joshua Webb – Lawman to Outlaw, Old West Magazine, Autumn, 1999.
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, copyright, 1993-2004.
Murray, Earl; Ghosts of the West, 1994Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Nash, Robert; Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws; De Capo Press; New York, NY, 1994.
Phillips, Charles; Heritage of the West; 1992; Crescent Books, New York, NY.
Pinkerton, William A.; Highwaymen of the RailroadThe North American Review; Volume 157, Issue 444, November 1893; University of Northern Iowa; Cedar Falls, IA.
Rochlin, Fred and Harriet; Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West; 2000; Houghton Mifflin Books; Boston, MA.
Roosevelt, Theodore; Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail; 1888; The Century Co. New York.
Rule, Leslie, Coast To Coast Ghosts, 2001, Andrews McMeel Universal Company, Kansas City, MO.
Slatta, Richard W.; The Cowboy Encyclopedia; 1994, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.
Speck, Gary B.; Ghost Towner’s Code of EthicsGhost Town USA.
Thrapp, Dan L.; Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Volumes I-III; University of Nebraska Press, 1988.
Walker, Herb; Country Store, 1979, Baxter Lane Company, Amarillo, TX.
Wilson, Michael; Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West; Morris Book Publishing, 2007.


50 States
American Lynching
Blonger Brothers
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Coin World
Cyberwest Magazine
Find a Grave
Friends of Soapy Smith
Ghost Town USA
Handbook of Texas
The History Channel
The History Place
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc
National Motorists Association
National Park Service
National Trails System Office
Old & Sold
Outlaw Women
Overland Trail – Virginia Dale
PBS – The West
The Shadowlands
Shiloh Postcards
Spartacus Educational
The Wild Wild West