Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust & Lies Under Sagebrush Skies

Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust & Lies Under Sagebrush Skies

Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust & Lies Under Sagebrush Skies

By Larry K. Brown

Larry Brown has gathered the stories of Wyoming’s hog ranches, from Mother Featherlegs’ place to the Nine Mile Ranch to the Hog Ranch at Fetterman. These colorful sties were brimming with sin, gunplay, gambling, murder, outlaws, and romance. There, a customer might while away his free time with a shot of rye, a game of faro, and a roll in the crib with a “soiled angel” made passably attractive by loneliness and miles of sage.

Warning: this is not a book about hog farming.

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Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust & Lies Under Sagebrush Skies

Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust & Lies Under Sagebrush Skies

By Larry K. Brown

“…easy to read, fast-paced, and intriguing. Hopefully, this book is only one of many that Larry K. Brown will produce on the existence of conflict and disorderly conduct inherent in Wyoming’s frontier experiences.”
•• Walter Jones, Annals of Wyoming

“You…will feel satisfied when you finish Larry Brown’s Hog Ranches of Wyoming that you learned something about history that doesn’t find it way into textbooks.”
•• Mark Junge, former editor, Wyoming Annals

Larry K. Brown

Larry K. Brown

Larry K. Brown is the author of five books and many magazine articles. His interests in the fields of crime, women’s history, and the Old West have converged to become a writing specialty for him. His Petticoat Prisoners of Old Wyoming was a recipient of a coveted Wyoming State Historical Society “Publications Award,”and he served as guest editor for a “Collector’s Edition” of True West magazine which featured “hellcats, strumpets, and other wayward women” of the Old West.

His other books include two additional titles in his Wyoming criminal history trilogy, Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust, and Lies Under Sagebrush Skies and You Are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution. Released in 2003 was Coyotes and Canaries: Characters Who Made the West Wild . . . and Wonderful! and in 2007 Bad in the Good Old Days.

His articles have appeared in numerous nonfiction anthologies as well as in such prominent periodicals as Wild West, True West, Old West, American Cowboy, Cowboy, and the National Cowboy Museum’s Persimmon Hill.

He and his wife Florence live in Cheyenne.