BYGONE DAYS OF THE OLD WEST, REVISITED
By Fred Lambert
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This unique collection of poetry and pen and ink drawings recall the lore, traditions and romance of the Old West. Originating from recollections of Fred Lambertís childhood in New Mexico, as well as carefully chronicled stories gleaned from legends and traditions picked up during his years as a lawman, it gives a glimpse into life on the American western frontier that is no more. Bold artwork accompanying each and every tale entertains and transports the reader back in time.
Fred Lambert was a lawman, poet and artist. He was born in 1887 in Cimarron, New Mexico in the historic St. James Hotel, which was built and owned by his father, Henry Lambert. He knew many famous and infamous characters including Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, Black Jack Ketchum, Charlie Siringo, Pawnee Bill Lillie, and Buckskin Charley. He grew up working on his father's cattle ranch and bartending in the saloon at the St. James. At age sixteen he became Deputy Sheriff of Colfax County, a Commission he retained for thirty years. In 1910 he became Marshal of Cimarron at age 23 and in 1911 he received a governor's appointment to the New Mexico Mounted Police.
8 1/2 x 11