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capncarp19 Jan 2019 8:38 p.m. PST

by Helena Huntingdon Smith is a swirling personality-filled relating of the powerful Cheyenne Club Cattle Association moguls' campaign to monopolize _all_ the cattle industry in Wyoming to the extent of political graft, murder disguised as "a rustler's share of justice", monopolization of media as the cattlemen's mouthpiece and propaganda organ, and organizing an illegal force of armed private gunmen to sweep the opposition from the grazing lands by lethal force.
A good read which puts names and actions into a coherent framework for the story of Power gone mad.

capncarp says: "Check it out."

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 5:09 a.m. PST

As late as the 1990s there was still bitterness between the descendants of the two factions in the Johnson County area of Wyoming. You had to be careful of what you said on the subject if you did not know who you were talking to.

Tom

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

I know this may sound strange but just about every resource desired by man has stories like this. you just don't hear about it unless you live nearby.

In the late 1800's American west there are food wars, Railroad wars, Cattle wars,Mining wars,Labor Strikes, and most important of all Water Wars.

It made some people rich and destroyed other. You could be a Millionaire one year and a Pauper the next, but it was always someone else's fault.

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