The Mountain Man and the Old One

The one man left alive who knew the truth, Buckingham, spoke not of the matter. Even on his deathbed the story did not pass his lips, although it passed before his eye once more. How do I know of these things? Have patience.

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Author: Marsh Wilson

Publisher: Steel Moon Publishing

ISBN: 9780980217834

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Old Bill Williams Mountain Man

eighty men , " of whom about thirty were Americans , among whom was Bill Williams , one was a Eutaw , one an Apache , and the others Mexicans . ” Harris was going out under a guía or license from the authorities and was required to take ...

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Author: Alpheus Hoyt Favour

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806116986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Born during the American Revolution, Williams was a child of the early frontier. In his young manhood he became an itinerant preacher and appointed himself a missionary to the Osages, who soon converted him to their lifeway. The Osage girl he married died after bearing his two daughters. From this point on, Old Bill forsook civilization and made the wilderness his home. He was a master trapper and so identified himself in signing his name. He was one of the guides of the Sibley survey of the Santa Fe Trail in 1825 and some twenty years later was a guide with two different Fremont expeditions.

Butchery of the Mountain Man

“Ahch,”one old mountain man said in disgust. “In the old days there were many dealers who came, and we could find the best price.” “Well, there you go, old-timer. This isn't the old days. Now the price we're paying this year is ...

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Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786033270

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Smoke Jensen is caught in a spiral of violence and vengeance in this Western thriller by the USA Today bestselling author: “A masterful storyteller.” —Publishers Weekly In Montana Territory, one name above all others strikes fear and hatred in the hearts of the Crow Indians—John Jackson, better known these days as Liver-Eating Jackson. Consumed by grief and rage, the mountain man has brutally killed ten braves so far in his one-man war of vengeance against the Crow, who murdered his beloved wife. Smoke Jensen knows Jackson by another name—“friend.” He's not sure to what extent the stories of Jackson's exploits are true—devastating loss and frontier savagery have certainly driven lesser men mad. While doing some trapping in the territory, Smoke hears that twenty of the Crows' most fearsome warriors have banded together to hunt down their nemesis. Without a second thought, he rushes to his old friend's aid. But even with Smoke Jensen at his side, the fierce and fearless Liver-Eating Jackson may not be able to beat the odds this time . . .

Beech Mountain Man

Chapter One Beech Mountain Ronda Lee Hicks is a mountain man. ... The Hickses and Harmons are two of the most common families on Beech Mountain in western North Carolina. ... But one had, I guess he was, a twelve-year-old son.

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Author: Thomas G. Burton

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

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"Thomas Burton's edition of what amounts to an autobiography of Ronda Lee Hicks-fighter, drinker, womanizer, and storyteller-represents a wiff of late-night honky-tonk whiskey and tobacco in its realism. . . . Hicks is a talented raconteur, whose gifts are well displayed in Burton's careful editing." --Erika Brady, Western Kentucky University Ronda Lee Hicks, as the traditional song goes, is "a man you don't meet every day." Hailing from the Beech Mountain area of western North Carolina, Ronda is the offspring of the two families of great storytellers who are largely responsible for the area's strong storytelling tradition of the International Wonder Tales of Jack. And his late cousin Ray Hicks was the famed "keeper" of the International Wonder Tales of Jack that have proven so popular in the Appalachian region for more than two centuries. Like Ray, Ronda is a gifted storyteller, but not of Jack Tales. Even so, Ronda's stories about himself, his family, friends, and acquaintances are wonder tales no less. With great candor and sometimes jarring humor, Hicks recounts his life's highs and lows. These events, ranging from drunken debauchery to brutality, are often shocking. He has had many close encounters with "the law" and was twice sent to prison. His relationships with women, including his two wives, have been tumultuous at best. This is the story of a violent, sometimes dissolute life--one that sounds more like it was lived in the mountains a hundred years ago than in contemporary Appalachia. Embedded in all of Ronda's stories are numerous details of mountain life, work, entertainment, behavior, beliefs, values, and codes. Thus, through Ronda's memoirs and interviews with noted Appalachian scholar Thomas Burton, readers will not only meet a truly singular individual but will also learn of many obscure features of southern Appalachian mountain culture, including its darker aspects. At the very least, the reader will wonder how Ronda Hicks lived to tell his fascinating tales at all. Thomas Burton is professor emeritus of English at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Serpent-Handling Believers and The Serpent and the Spirit: Glenn Summerford's Story. "Together, Hicks, the storyteller, and the author give the reader an authentic view of Appalachian life, one that often disputes the beauty of the Blue Ridge and the quaintness of old-fashioned ways that tourists find endearing." --H-Net Reviews

Trail of the Mountain Man

old town. There they sat, drinking and betting and cheering. The old Mountain Men, Preacher among them, watched expressionless. The young man called Smoke, far too young to have been one of that rare and select breed of adventuring ...

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Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786034857

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In this western by the bestselling author of Return of the Mountain Man, legendary gunslingers unite to save a beleaguered mining town. When gold is discovered near the little town of No-Name, Colorado, the citizens are overjoyed at their good fortune . . . until trouble gallops down Maine Street on a horse straight out of Hell. For gold’s closest companions are greed and murder, and every two-bit gunslick from the Atlantic to the Rockies is beating a path to the gold strike—which is practically on the doorstep of Smoke Jensen. They’re looking to get rich quick . . . and never mind how it's done. But this legendary mountain man never learned how to back away from a good fight—and this one promises to be a whopper. Outnumbered a hundred to one, he recruits an army of his own: twenty aging but still lethal legends of the frontier of the frontier in the violent sunset of their grizzled lives. One thing you can count on: There’s going to be a lot of blood spilled before anyone walks away with the gold.

Trail of the Mountain Man revenge of the Mountain Man

The old Mountain Men, Preacher among them, watched expressionless. The young man called Smoke, far too young to have been one of that rare and select breed of adventuring pioneers called Mountain Men, had, nonetheless, been raised, ...

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Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786026418

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The Mountain Man defends his home against lawless killers in these two Western adventures by the New York Times–bestselling author. Trail of the Mountain Man When gold is discovered near the little town of No-Name, Colorado, the citizens are overjoyed. But soon, every gunslick from the Atlantic to the Rockies is beating a path to the gold strike—which happens to be right on Smoke Jensen’s doorstep. Outnumbered a hundred to one, Jensen recruits a small army of the frontier’s ageing but still lethal legends. As these men ride into the violent sunset of their grizzled lives, one thing is certain: There's going to be a lot of blood spilled before anyone walks away with the gold. Revenge of the Mountain Man Smoke Jensen is buying cattle a hundred miles away from his Colorado ranch when he gets devastating news. Drawing two horses from the remuda, he rides off and doesn’t stop until he reaches his wife’s side. She’d been shot three times and lay close to death. Smoke Jensen knows the outlaws who committed this cowardly crime had come for him. And now he’s coming for them . . .

Power of the Mountain Man

The old man looked off a moment, then spoke in his lilting manner. “It's supposed to look like a thief took things. But this one's eyes saw the men who came.” “Do you know them?” Ty hadn't thought of getting this much so fast. “Oh, yes.

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Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786043149

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York Times bestselling series: Smoke Jensen makes his way to San Francisco to sort out a case of gold, gangs, and a madam's mysterious death . . . In the depth of a cruel High Lonesome winter comes a cryptic message for Smoke Jensen. The letter tells of skullduggery by gold barons, railroad magnates, and Chinese tongs in San Francisco. Smoke knows only one person in the city by the bay: the well-rounded, open-natured Francie, mistress of one of the town's most notorious pleasure palaces. Smoke once rescued her from raiding Cheyenne, but now Madame Francie is mysteriously dead . . . and Smoke's arrival in San Francisco is less than welcoming. Then, on the waterfront, he learns of a plot by the wealthy, the mighty, and the deadly to expand their stronghold over the region's gold-rich lands. Beating a trail into the High Sierras, Smoke recruits a band of angry prospectors, ranchers, and farmers for a final showdown that could be the end of Smoke Jensen . . .

The Epic Tale of A Mountain Man

Old Joe remained at his cabin not wanting to see the city folk any more than what were necessary. He worked on tanning the hide of old One Eye. Old Joe was saving the skull of the legendary animal as a keepsake.

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Author: David Michael Zink

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304783974

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Adventures of a Mountain Man The Narrative of Zenas Leonard

On examination, they found her to be of the grizzly species and of the largest size; and also having two young ones in the hole with her, not larger than a common sized cat. The old one was extremely fat, and from the signs about the ...

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Author: Zenas Leonard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359084692

Category: History

Page: 120

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Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard is a remarkable true-life adventure story, a narrative of exploration, survival, conflict, capture, torture, and an insider's account of the daily life of an 1830's American fur trader and trapper in the early American West.