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Cover Story December 9, 2004


by lyle e davis


Back on November 4th of this year, The Paper featured a cover story that cited a story by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) that described his trip out west via stagecoach (Riding the Overland Stage, 1860; if you wish to read this account see - then Archives, , click on the November 4, 2004, issue and it will be there for your reading pleasure.)


We received a numbe of favorable comments on this feature and since many of you seem to enjoy historical accounts of our nation and the fascinating stories that make up that history, we offer another look at what it was like in the ‘wild, wild, west’ with this account of “Crossing the Plains, 1865.”


First, some background, then, enjoy the reading of a fascinating diary by a young lady, accompanying her family in the westward migration:






Nine Dog Peeves About Humans


 1. Yelling at me for barking.  I'M A DOG, YOU IDIOT!


 2. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly  whose walk is this anyway?


 3. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose ... stop it!