Come Back, Shane! The National Nostalgia

[This appeared in the Southwest Review 98 (No. 1) 2013]   “The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it’s a state of mind.  It’s whatever you want it to be.”                                                                           … [Read more...]

RoyRogers

He was born Leonard Franklin Slye in a Cincinnati tenement to a part Choctaw-Indian shoe-factory worker and his wife.  He grew up on a houseboat in Portsmouth, Ohio, and on a farm in rural Duck Run.  In 1930, the Slyes migrated to California in a ’23 Dodge, Grapes of Wrath style.  He drove a truck, … [Read more...]