A small tribute to country music legend Merle Haggard by Kaye Spencer #classiccountry #countrymusic #westernfictioneers

April 6, 1937 and April 6, 2016 are significant dates for those of us whose country music roots are in what I call ‘classic country’…

March Old West trivia by Kaye Spencer #trivia #westernfictioneers #OldWestHistory

For my featured article this month at the Western Fictioneers’ blogspot, I have compiled a brief list of notable events in Old West history. The

Remembering actor Jack Palance by Kaye Spencer #westernfictioneers #Hollywood #OldWest

For my February article on the Western Fictioneers’ blog, I’ve highlighted the Hollywood career of actor Jack Palance for the 100th anniversary of his birth

Thanksgiving – a history and time to reflect by Kaye Spencer #westernfictioneers #thanksgiving

The Legends of America website and the article “The American Tradition of Thanksgiving”, compiled and edited by Dave Alexander, 2017, offers a nice explanation of

The Erie Canal by Kaye Spencer #westernfictioneers #AmericanHistory

With the opening of the Erie Canal on October 26, 1825, the Great Lakes was connected with Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. This was

Remembering Marty Robbins by Kaye Spencer #westerns #countrymusic #classiccountry #WesternFictioneers

Marty Robbins has a birthday anniversary this month—his 93rd, in fact. But, sadly, Marty died on December 8, 1982. He’d suffered his third serious heart

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