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Across the Fence: David F. Cook and 'Indian Joe'


In the archives of the Texas Trail Museum in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming I came across a file labeled, "Cook, Dave." In the file are several copies of hand written documents written by David F. Cook of Cheyenne, Wyoming. One document containing seven neatly written pages is titled, "Early Day Ranches Cheyenne Vicinity" at the top of page one, in a different hand, is written, "Uncle Dave wrote this Feb 1991." Nowhere in the documents does it tell of Uncle Dave's age in 1991 but the cursive writing is strong, bold and steady. The list begins with:

"Warren Live Stock Co. JK-7XL Hdq. Cheyenne – Fro...

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