Dreamers and Schemers: Profiles from Carbon County, Wyoming's Past (ISBN-13: 978-0931271496)
The first book in Lori Van Pelt s Dreamers & Schemers series. See also Capital Characters of Old Cheyenne.
Lori Van Pelt offers profiles of thirty-one famous and little-known men and women whose behavior helped shape Carbon County. Their achievements are obvious to some, obscure to others, but relevant to all who want to learn more about Wyoming.
Meet the colorful dreamers and schemers of historic Carbon County, Wyoming:
Jim Baker, mountain man whose warmest friend was his rifle
Joe Rankin, western Paul Revere and courageous marshal
Tip Thornburgh, frontier major killed in a battle with Utes
Margaret Savage, pioneer who didn t see another woman for months
Isom Dart, honorable Black cowboy who loved thieving
Bonaparte Napoleon Ernest, Indian scout and government guide
Big Nose George, hanged by vigilantes, then dissected and made into keepsakes
John Osborne, governor who wore shoes made of Big Nose George s hide
Lillian Heath, woman doctor who dressed as a boy for safety
Bill Carlisle, gentleman bandit who robbed trains with a toy gun
Alkali Ike, alcohol moved him close to the spirit realm
Ed Haggarty, struck a vein of copper worth millions
Willis George Emerson, copper king and smooth promoter
Gee String Jack, stagecoach driver extraordinaire
And more unique characters of the wild and wooly west!