Teamwork Tells the Tale

Empire on the Platte, by Richard Crabb   If this post’s title confuses or leads astray, I’m sorry. Nebraskan Burt Sell, a home-grown historian, provided much of author Crabb’s fodder for this book, by the author’s admission information important to the tale. And a great tale it is. We first follow the lives of the…

The Hard and Bloody West

  The Ladder of Rivers, by Harry E. Chrisman   One of my grandfather’s brothers married an Olive woman, and in digging into that, I discovered that one in the Olive family had a famed but checkered past. Who, you ask? One Isom Prentice Olive, known in his day as Print Olive – a cattle…