Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Gayle Martin
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A Donner Party Winter
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All the wild heavy winter weather around the country has brought back memories for me of the time when I lived in Truckee, California, back in the early 1990s, and we experienced a really heavy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider Dec 30, 2010.

The Siege at Fort William Henry--an Old West "Prequel"
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Most people would probably equate Indian wars as a strictly Old West phenomenom, but in reality this sort of thing goes all the way back to Colonial America.By the mid 18th century the two dominating…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Boniface Nov 18, 2010.


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Author and Living History Speaker
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cooking, quiltmaking, cake decorating, photo graphy

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We're Baaack!

Hi everyone:

I got an email yesterday afternoon from ning. They've realized the error of their ways, (i.e. they're now under new management), and they are bringing back the ning mini. As soon as Dirtrider returns we'll get the site all pretty again.

I will also be signing the site over to Dirtrider. He's been running the place for the past few years, while I've been having some serious issues with my vision. It started with a bad fall I had in the summer of…


Posted on January 20, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Yes I'm Alive and Well

Well, sort of.

I've been busy writing romance novels under the name Marina Martindale, and running my book publishing company, Good Oak Press. Five Star Publications, who published my Luke and Jenny historical novels for young readers, has taken the books out of print, and I've been hesitant about…


Posted on July 1, 2015 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

A Sweet Western Romance

As most of you already know, I've switched writing genres and I'm now writing contemporary romance. To that end, I rent a lot of romance movies on Netflix. I watched one last night that also happened to be a western. It was made in 2003 for the Hallmark Channel, and it's called, Love Comes Softly.

Love Comes Softly is the story of a young bride who comes west with her husband. No sooner do they arrive and he is accidentally killed. She's left on her own with…


Posted on September 1, 2013 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

The New Lone Ranger Movie

Yesterday I read quite a blog review of the new Lone Ranger movie, and I can sum it up in one sentence. Don't waste your hard-earned money. I knew something was up when they cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, as opposed to a Native American actor. Granted, I like Johnny Depp. He's a fine actor, but he's known for playing eccentric characters, and according to what I'm reading, this interpretation of Tonto isn't just eccentric, it's downright bizarre. Tonto is a few bricks short of a load…


Posted on July 4, 2013 at 8:55am — 4 Comments

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At 8:33pm on August 4, 2012, dirtrider said…

Hya, Boss

At 7:09pm on June 25, 2010, Carbine said…
No need to blush Gayle. You've done a fantastic job here. Thank you.
At 1:42pm on March 1, 2010, dirtrider said…
Howdy Gayle,
Got the Gunfight at the OK Corral and Billy the Kid books today. Very attractive cover work, as is Riding with the James Gang. Thank you for signing them for me, it was a nice touch. These books may be targeting youth, but I find them very interesting, holding my attention, well written, leaving a "I was there" feeling for the reader. They are interesting and have great story flow.

I would personally like to see a book on the human side of the Younger family. There is a great deal of the human side that has not been told of them.


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