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The Arkansas Clyde Brion Davis

The Arkansas

Clyde Brion Davis

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340 pages
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Description credit: B. Shugart on September 9, 2007A rollicking and delightful read. Davis takes us back to the birth of Cripple Creek, Leadville, Dodge City, and other romantic western towns along the Arkansas River. The history was written in theMoreDescription credit: B. Shugart on September 9, 2007A rollicking and delightful read. Davis takes us back to the birth of Cripple Creek, Leadville, Dodge City, and other romantic western towns along the Arkansas River. The history was written in the late 1930s, so many of the historical characters he writes about were his contemporaries, albeit somewhat older and he was personally acquainted with a few of them. Much of the story is antidotal with some downright hilarious tales. The story of Tabor in Leadville is so outrageous, it could not have been made up. His contemporary descriptions of the towns in 1940 are now historical accounts. It makes the reader want to travel to them today to see how they have changed in the past 70 or so years. H