I have often read that Owen Wister's publishing of The Virginian, 115 years ago this week, on May 28, 1902, was the start of Westerns in America. Nice that the setting was Wyoming, which was still pretty new and still a bit wild at that time. But that was not the first western, not even close. Long before the beginning of the 1900s were the Dime Novel Westerns, sometimes shortened to Dime Westerns.
|Elk Mountain as seen from the town of Medicine Bow|
the setting for the start of Wister's, The Virginian
|This is my modern day, set in WyomingYoung Adult or Adult Western Mystery|
|The second of my Blade Holmes Westen Mysteries|
Cover photo from Fort Laramie - each book has Fort Laramie settings.