Set of 7: Western Storiettes "Dramatic True Stories of the Great West"
MORE UNITION) ul by Oren Arnold Sudden terror gripped Mrs. Lewis Stevens of Arizona when she glanced out the window on this morning in 1874. Her husband was in town 30 miles away. She alone guarded their three small children, here at Lonesome Ranch. And she had just seen a "rag" move on a bush outside. "I haven't hung out any rags!" she whisp- ered to herself. Quickly then she picked up her shotgun. BANG! The rag was an Apache Indian's head- piece! He leaped up, screamed, and fell dead. Savages had surrounded the house by stealth! (OVER) Dramatic TRUE Stories No li from the GREAT WEST 3B.M1677 STORIETTES © L. S. co. BASE Baie PERSTITION'S SUPERS MYSTERY by Oren Arnold ERY GOLD Danger rode with the Spaniard Don Miguel Peralta when he first worked a fabulously rich gold mine in Superstition Mountain, almost 100 years ago. Death overtook him when Apache Indians massacred his entire cavalcade. Then the mine lay idle for 30 years until Jacob Walz the Dutchman found it, and murdered eight men to keep it exclu- sively his. He took out fortunes in gleaming nuggets, died suddenly without telling anybody its location. Thus for half a century the Lost Dutchman Mine has been a strange mystery lure in awesome, ominous old Superstition Mountain. Indians say the curse of the Thunder Gods threatens white men who come searching. In truth, many a paleface has met death there, unexplained. Men go into the rugged canyons and just disap- pear, Months later, their skeletons may be found. One such was Adolf Ruth, lone pros- pector who thought he had an accurate map. He disappeared, and six months later his (OVER) TOST CARD Tec BO IS en STORIETTES Dramatic TRUE Stories WK from the GREAT WEST No. 10' ZENET © L. s. co. 3B-H1676 BOGUS MARON O 0 by Oren Arnold One day in the 1880's a man dressed as a magnificent CABALLERO rode into Arizona and said he owned 12,000,000 rich acres, inherited as an old Spanish land grant. The U.S. Government inves- tigated his papers — and backed up his claim. Forthwith he made people pay for liv- ing on his land. One railroad paid him $50,000, a mine paid a like amount; every firm and individual had to pay heavy fees to this fellow-"Baron James Addison de Peralta-Reavis. But one day an Arizona printer hap- pened to see his documents of inheritance, One paper, dated 1748, was printed in a type not even invented until 1875! Thus the great baron tumbled, and went to prison. But he had already col- lected a fortune, made himself interna- tionally famous, had traveled the world over, and owned four mansions. His bogus barony still ranks as the most gigantic swindle in American history. OC POST CARD STORIETTES DRAMATIC TRUE STORIES FROM Treat WENT FROM THE No. 8 © L. S. co 3 B-H1679 SHARES DERECHO le by Oren Arnold Down a canyon runs the yearling bull. "Get him!" the ranch boss yells. Horse hoofs beat a wild tattoo. A rope is ready, a loop is made.---Swish, swish, THROW! The lariat darts out with incredible speed and accuracy. Thump, snort, the bull is tied; in 10 minutes it is branded, doc- tored, ready for the range, and in a few months is ready for your table. That lariat (from Spanish, la reata) is the cowboy's No. 1 tool, and next to his horse his No. 1 love. Without it he feels naked. Borrow his saddle, steal his money, even kiss his girl, but if you take his rope you are in for trouble! Called lariat, lasso, lass rope, or string, it is 30 to 40 feet long and about (OVER) POST CARD STORIETTES NO 3 DRAMATIC TRUE STORIES > From Great West FRO THE CL. S. co. 3B.H1684 The] FERCE PANTHER by Oren Arnold Two horses grazed late one evening near a frontier home. Along a rocky ledge above them crept a tawny form - silently, stealthily, ever-so-gracefully moving nearer, until all at once- "NEE-E-E-E-A-A-A-a-a-a!" One horse screamed in terror, while the other snorted and fled. The silent form had leaped! Crush- ing its victim's spine between great jaws was a full 250 pounds of panther, a mountain lion, a puma, a cougar, all names for this same largest of our wilder- ness cats. The horse died in a matter of seconds. Many thousands of horses, cattle, deer, antelope and other valuable animals are thus slain each year by this great predator. He does not attack man unless cornered, and he can usually be trailed down with dogs. Hunting him is a favorite sport of cowboys, who sometimes add zest and danger by lassoing the wild fellow to bring him in alive. Paid government hunters are employed to hunt these panthers, and many ranchers pay a bounty for their hides. Most common in the Rocky Moun- tain region, no wild Ameri- can is more beautiful than this great tawny-haired cat. DRAMATIC TRUE STORIES © L. S. co. Po Treat WEM STORIETTES MIES No. 7 3 B-H1678 $500RE-WARD FOR CATTLE THEIVES JUST HELP US CATCH THEM WE WONT HAVE NO TRIAL WILLS RANCH THE CATTLE RUSTLER by Oren Arnold The sign means exactly what it says! If you know Western radition at all, you can guess what happens to the "theives" brought in. This sign was posted in the Southwest-no, not in 1879, but in 1939—and within a year the reward was paid six times! Moreover, there was no trial! Note the bullet holes. Next to Indians, rustlers were the greatest enemies faced by cowboys in the Olden Days. A rustler would steal one or a dozen steers, re-burn them with his own brand and claim them for his own. Often he would drive off hundreds of cattle in one herd, to change their brands or sell them miles away. Many a gun fight, many a death, resulted from the war with rustlers. In modern timës, most rustling is "rubber tired." Thieves with trucks stop by the road- side, load on several fat steers, speed away to butcher them for a black market. Such thieves are hard to catch, wherefore - "$500 RE- WARD, and no trial!" POST CARD STORIETTES | RD DRAMATIC TRUE STORIES FROM Treat West No. FROM TNE 3 B-H1683 © L. S. co. ON GUN S oosa by Oren Arnold The Wild West-bang!-was a region of violence and most of it centered around the six gun. That weapon is simply a 'six shooter, carried in a holster on a man's hip, or sometimes tied lower for quicker draw. It was used by the outlaws to rob the banks and stage coaches, and by sheriffs to bring those outlaws in. It was used by gamblers who palmed an extra ace, by cow- boys who fought rustlers and Indians, by men in all walks of life and often by women as well. The picture above shows Ray Griswold of the 7 UP Ranch demonstrating quick shoot- ing from the hip. Notice his left hand placed (OVER) © S. co. RD POST CARD STORIETTES No.5 Dramatic TRUE Stories from the GREAT WEST 38.41682
PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE "MORE AMMUNITION!" (Concluded) For hours she fought them off, shooting from her windows, displaying fine courage. Late that day cowboys heard the noise, came and drove the Indians away. take word in to Mr. Stevens at town ma'am," one cowboy volunteered. "Just write ż out whatever you want to say." This pioneer mother thought hard, then wrote her message. In due time Mr. Stevens received it, and read: Dear Lewis: The Apaches come. I am might nigh out of buckshot. Please send me some more. Your loving wife. in voor POST CARD COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA C.T. ART-COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.) GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO SUPERSTITION'S MYSTERY GOLD (Concluded) 2 skull was found (see photo) with a bullet hole in the temple. Who killed him? Nobody knows. The Lost Dutchman Mine today is as great a fascination as ever. Beware, lest you too succumb to the lure of hidden treasure, ir Arizona's mysterious old Superstition Moun- tain. PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE POST CARD COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO "C.T. ART.COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.) COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO 'C.T. ART-COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.) POST CARD HERE STAMP ONE CENT PLACE THE LARIAT (Concluded) 1/2 inch thick, made of hemp or sometimes of linen, rawhide or maguey. It is used almost every minute of the cowboy's day, often as a z weapon, always with astonishing skill. N Without this lariat, the great cattle indus- try would not have been possible. Thus it has been of tremendous importance to modern o civilization, helping create our American way u of life. PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE POST CARD COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO "C.T. ART-COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.) COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO "C.T. ART-COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.) POST CARD HERE STAMP ONE CENT PLACE COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO "C.T. ART.COLORTONE' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.) POST CARD HERE STAMP ONE CENT PLACE THE SIX GUN (Concluded) so as to help protect his abdomen from the other man's bullets. The revolver is still a favored weapon out West. Civilization has made life a bit quieter, i but the tradition of decency and goodness is 3 still enforced by the Westerner's six gun. Beware, you cheap modern crooks; sons of the the pioneers are still quick on the draw! PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE POST CARD COPYRIGHTED BY LOLLESGARD SPECIALTY CO., TUCSON, ARIZONA GENUINE CURTEICH.CHICAGO.T. ART.COLORTONE'' POST CARD (REG.U.S. PAT.OFF.)