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Tales from the Territory By J.E. Terrall
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Tales from the Territory are stories about what it took to tame the land that is known as South Dakota. The Dakota Territory was formed on March 2, 1861 about six weeks before the Civil War began. ... More > It remained a territory until November 2, 1889 when it was spit into North Dakota and South Dakota. The stories show the strength of its settlers and of those who chose to make a home there. There are stories of the men and women who did what was necessary to make it a safe place to raise a family. there are stories of those who came to the territory to seek their fortune, and of those who wanted more than they had in the east. It tells of lawmen who struggled to bring law and order to the land. There is a story of a mail-order bride who found happiness in spite of her fears to come west to marry a man she didn't even know. The stories are fiction, but show what it took to make a new life on the open land. This book is one of several short story books by J.E. Terrall about the taming of the west.< Less
Conflict in Elkhorn Valley By J.E. Terrall
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Conflict in Elkhorn Valley is the story of one man’s fight to keep the ranch he had worked hard to build in Elkhorn Valley in Montana. Sam Willard had spent years building up his ranch only to... More > have a couple of his neighbors try to take it away from him. A long drought had been plaguing the entire valley and was causing the ranchers to become angry with their neighbors simply because one rancher had more water than another. Some of the ranchers were even blaming other ranchers for their problems. Sam Willard, with the largest ranch in the valley, took the brunt of their anger. Sam was accused of hoarding water by damming up the river and creeks that ran through his property. Things escalated when Sam was shot at on his front porch and one of his hands was murdered. Someone wanted his ranch and had every intention of getting it Things were about to explode into a full blown range war. Knowing that no one wins a range war, he had to do something to prevent a range war.< Less
The Story of Joshua Higgins By J.E. Terrall
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The Story of Joshua Higgins is the story of a young man who seeks to build a life for himself in a new land. Although it is told as the story of one man and what he encountered over the years in the... More > land that became known as the Dakota Territory, and later South Dakota, it is really a collection of stories of many men and their conflicts with nature and the other dangers they faced on the Frontier. Each chapter is almost a story in and of itself of the conflicts those men faced in their quest for a future in the Frontier. Although this story is fiction, it shows what it took for those men of adventure to make their way in the wilderness. In the early days, most of these men were frontiersmen, some of them eventually became ranchers and farmers who settled down and made homes for their families. It is also the story of those things that helped shape the men of the Frontier, and helped our country grow into the great country it is today.< Less
The Old West By J.E. Terrall
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The late eighteen hundreds was a time of growth and expansion in this great country. The land was open and wild. Often the land was waiting for the strong to take it and make something of it. It... More > took courage just to keep it once it was settled. Laws were often few and far between. The law was often what man made of it. It was also a time when the land grew. Towns sprouted up all over the country and the stagecoaches tied them together with ribbons of narrow, often dangerous, roads. Often men hunted men for the bounty on their heads, while some hunted others so that justice could be met. The Old West is a collection of short stories that show what it took to build in the west. The stories show how men fought to survive, fought to bring law and order to a lawless land, and the perils that faced those who simply traveled across the land. The stories are fiction, yet they could have happened to any of the many souls that will never be known who reached out to the west for a better life.< Less
Lazy A Ranch By J.E. Terrall
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What secrets did Spiny Ridge hold? Whatever they were, they were worth attempted murder, trespass, theft and corruption. The dinosaur-like ridge stretched dauntingly across Lazy A Ranch. Tracy... More > Atwater had returned to take over the operation after her father had a stroke. Years of drought and low cattle prices had taken a toll on the ranch. Saving it from foreclosure was an up hill battle. The parched earth of the pasture near the ranch house required Tracy and her one remaining ranch hand to move the cattle to the north pasture where there was still water and grass. Tom Norbert, son of the local banker who help the mortgage, on the Lazy A Ranch, had also returned home. Tracy and Tom have a stormy relationship that goes back to high school. Tracy is unsure whether to trust Tom when he offers to help her. Together, they discover the secrets of Spiny Ridge while trying to evade the dangers that seem to come from all direction. Could they finally have the peppiness they were both seeking?< Less
The Story of Joshua Higgins By J.E. Terrall
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The Story of Joshua Higgins is the story of a young man who seeks to build a life for himself in a new land. Although it is told as the story of one man and what he encountered over the years in the... More > land that became South Dakota, it is really a collection of stories of many men and their conflicts with nature and the other dangers they faced on the Frontier. Each chapter is almost a short story in and of itself. Although the story is fiction, it shows what it took for those men of adventure to make their way in the wilderness. In the early days, most of these men were frontiersmen, some of them became ranchers and farmer who settled down and made homes for their families. It is also the story of some of things that helped shape the men of the Frontier and helped our country grow into the great country it is today.< Less
Tales from the Territory By J.E. Terrall
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Tales from the Territory are stories about what it took to tame the land now known as South Dakota. The Dakota Territory was formed on March 2, 1861 about six weeks before the Civil War began. It... More > remained a territory until November 2, 1889. There are stories of the men and women who did what was necessary to make it a safe place to raise a family. There are stories of those who came to the territory to seek their fortune, and of those who simply wanted more than they had in the east. It tells of lawmen who struggled to bring law and order to the land. There is a story of a mail-order bride who found happiness in spite of all her fears to move west to marry a man she had never met. The stories in Tales from the Territory are fictional, but show what it took to make a new life for themselves in a wild and open land. This book is one of several short stories books by J.E. Terrall about the taming of the West.< Less
Lazy A Ranch By J.E. Terrall
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What secrets did Spiny Ridge hold? Whatever they were, they were worth attempted murder, trespass, theft and corruption. The dinosaur-like ridge stretched dauntingly across Lazy A Ranch. Tracy... More > Atwater had returned to her father’s ranch after he had had a stroke. Years of drought and low cattle prices had taken their toll on the ranch. Saving it from foreclosure was an uphill battle. All the ranch hands, except one, had to leave for other jobs. Tracy and her ranch hand moved the cattle to the north pasture where there was water and grass for them. Spiny Ridge lay diagonally between the ranch house and the north pasture. Tom Norbert, son of the local banker holding the mortgage on the ranch, had also returned home after college. Their stormy relationship went back to high school, and Tracy is unsure of trusting Tom’s offer to help her. Together, they discover the secrets of Spiny Ridge, while trying to evade dangers that seem to come from all directions. Could they find the happiness they sought?< Less
THE FRONTIER By J.E. Terrall
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There are many stories of the frontier, a time when this great country was having its own growing pains. In this book you will find a story of a man who is simply trying to survive from one day to... More > the next against all odds. There are stories of outlaws and their attempts to take what they wanted and end up paying the price. There is a story of a man who stands by another person at the risk of his own life just to make that person’s last days a little better. The Frontier is a collection of short stories about the struggles of some and the evil of others. They are stories of good triumphing over bad; and how even in a time when the law was often not to be found, some men still did what was right. Although the stories in this book are fiction, they show the spirit of those people that settled the west and helped make the legends of the frontier.< Less
Untamed Land By J.E. Terrall
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The land west of the Mississippi was a wild and untamed land. It took lawmen, outlaws, storekeepers, farmers, soldiers, teachers, bar girls, and strong willed women to tame this vast country. All... More > kinds of people crossed the great Mississippi River to make their mark on the land and make it what it is today. The people who settled and brought law and order to the vast Untamed Land were the same people who made the legends of the old west. It’s those legends that still inspire us to dream of those days gone by. Untamed Land is a collection of short stories about the strengths and weaknesses of those people who moved into the west to live and raise their families. There are stories of the willingness of some to overcome the hardships that were thrust upon them. There are also stories of those who brought law and order to the west. Although the stories in this book are fiction, they show the determination of the men and women to take a wild and open land and make it a place to live and grow.< Less

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