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January 14, 2013 by Bill

No one will mistake the author for a math major.

I’m grateful to the alert reader who recently pointed out an error of fact in the text. On page 297, I assert, incorrectly, that Hilda Erickson waited “60 years to tell her story” about the circumstances of Hill’s gunshot wound on the night of Jan. 10, 1914. In reality, as I’d stated three pages earlier, [...]

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August 21, 2012 by Bill

“Kill a Wobbly who insults you, and get honored at the Elks Club.”

Two weeks before Utah executed Joe Hill, another IWW member, Ray (or Roy) J. HortonĀ  was murdered in Salt Lake City — shot on the street, frontier-justice style, for the crime of mouthing off to a hotheaded old gunfighter who had once been a deputy under Sheriff Bat Masterson in Dodge City, Kansas. The story [...]

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January 31, 2012 by Bill

On hiatus

Now that the author and family are off the road, our On the Road blog is taking a breather. More soonest…

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