January in the Old West
by Jacquie Rogers
I'd planned to write my article on A Million Ways to Die in the West, but can't overwhelmingly endorse it. <snort> Okay, I did laugh out loud a few times, but if they'd taken the F-bomb out of the script, the movie would've been about 20 minutes long. Enough said about that.
So it's back to my favorite stomping grounds, the archives of The Owyhee Avalanche. I didn't have to look far, and I'm not going write a whole lot today, because this report of a house fire really tickled my funny bone, and I hope you're entertained as well.
From the January 3, 1874 issue of The Owyhee Avalanche:
And of course they partied--here's how, from the January 30, 1875 issue:
I'm thinkin' this reporter wasn't too enamored with dentists:
That's all for this month. I've been busy because my Hearts of Owyhee rights reverted back to me Dec. 31, so I've been working on getting the books reissued, renumbered with new covers and a few typo corrections. Here they are:
Much Ado About Mustangs