“Hoosier Tires of Yoga and Wants His Dude Ranch Back.”

You know, some stories just write themselves. That was the headline in the Indianapolis News on November 26, 1947, which I found doing some random dude ranch research the other day. Naturally, I had to investigate, and if you think today's celebrity culture is weird, just wait. Alva LaSalle "Beau" Kitselman, Jr. was the heir … Continue reading “Hoosier Tires of Yoga and Wants His Dude Ranch Back.”

The Wickenburg Massacre: Still Mysterious After 150 Years

Grab a cup of coffee or a soda and put your feet up: I've got a long post for you today. November 5 marks the 150th anniversary of the “Wickenburg Massacre,” a stagecoach shootout that inspires either spirited discussion or fist-shaking arguments among historians and history buffs. The arguments are about who actually did the … Continue reading The Wickenburg Massacre: Still Mysterious After 150 Years