Saturday, December 19, 2015

The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West by Eva Gillhouse


“The book is great. I have read other so called real west books
and a few magazines, but this one tops all the others.”
Franklin Foster, Warwick ,RI
Lasso your own personal copy of this one-of-a-kind memoir here!

by Eva Gillhouse  (Author), Jim Huebner (Editor)

Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton 
Old West Gunfighter’s Forgotten Memoir found of Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton. Reveals True Story of Kill Or Be Killed Shootouts In The Real Wild West.

This recently discovered memoir by one of the Old West's most feared (but virtually unknown today) gunfighter's and lawmen puts you behind a pair of Colt .45 six-guns and immerses you in the real life man-on-man fast draw shootouts, hell-bent-for-leather outlaw chases and lead dodgin' narrow escape in the Real Old West.

If you've ever wondered what it was like to strap on a six-gun and have a face-off-in-the-street gunfight where only the fastest gunslinger walks away - - then rare eyewitness account of what it was like to live and die in the Real Old West is a must read.

To read the true story of how a series of bizarre (almost deadly) events led to the discovery of this long forgotten memoir hidden away in an old stagecoach trunk in an abandoned barn go to this website: www.OldWestLawmansForgottenMemoir.com

Biography
Jim Huebner (Editor)
I got hooked on the Old West at a young age. It's 1950 I’m 7 years old and I listened to the radio because it’s before TV.My favorite show was the stories of two cowpokes: Hashknife Hartley and Sleepy Stevens.

They weren’t the super hero like Lone Ranger, Hopilong Cassidy, Cisco Kid. "Hasknife" and "Sleepy" were just every day, hardworking cowboys bustin' broncs, roping and herding cattle.

Each program ended with this safety tip from the 2 cowboys talking directly to their listeners: “Always remember pards, a horse kicks straight back, a cow kicks from the side.” 

I'm now 72 years old and through my life this insight into the behavior of horses and cows gave me the secret handshake that allowed me (at least in my mind) into the world of the real Old West cowboy.

1950 was also first time I heard the song: “GhostRiders in the Sky” sung by Vaughn Monroe. If you’re not familiar with this song here are the opening lyrics: 

“An old cowpoke went out on a dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way.
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
A-plowing through the ragged sky and up a cloudy draw
Yipppie aye-aaa, yippie aye-ooh, ghost herd in the sky.”

“Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shining and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders coming hard and he heard their mournful cry
Yippie-aye-aaa, yippie-aye-ooh, ghost riders in the sky.”

“Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred and shirts all soaked with sweat
They're riding hard to catch that head but they ain't caught them yet
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snorting as they ride and hear their awful cry
Yippie-aye-aaa, yippie-aye-ooh, ghost riders in the sky.”

“As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a-riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
A-trying to catch the devil's herd across these endless skies
Yippie-aye-aaa, yippie-aye-ooh, ghost riders in the sky.”

To me these were more than just words to a song. They were a living, pulsating experience that gave me the feeling of what it might’ve been like to be a cowboy in the Old West.

Here's a YouTube link to hear Vaughn Monroe sing "Ghost Riders in the Sky." It still makes the hair on the back of neck stand up. I bet it'll do the same to you…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHo6ug6yAmw&index=1&list=RDUHo6ug6yAmw

Eva Gillhouse  (Author) 
From Nevada,USA, Eva was born on June 30, 1891 and passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 1977.  The author of Pistol Pete’s memoir, editor Jim Huebner talks about Eva, “As far as what I know about Eva Gillhouse comes from talking to extended members of Frank's family - the story I was told of how Eva came to be the "author" was that when Frank decided to tell his life's story, Eva was the only one in his family or circle of friends that had a typewriter to take down what he said.”

“The book is great. I have read other so called real west books
and a few magazines, but this one tops all the others.”
Franklin Foster, Warwick ,RI
Lasso your own personal copy of this one-of-a-kind memoir here!

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