Roberta (Bertie) Whittemore, a native of rural upstate New York, and her husband, Gary, moved to the Treasure Valley of southern Idaho in 2010. She now spends her summers camping near and working in the old mining town of Silver City in the Owyhee Mountains. Bertie's spare time is spent around camp or exploring with her Welsh Corgi, Dewey. Her days' experiences and stories of life long ago inspire writings such as those found in this book. The months of October through May are spent at home in Caldwell, where she passes her time writing, crafting, researching history in her museum/workshop, cherishing time with family, and gazing through her living room windows, where beautiful views of her beloved Owyhee Mountains beckon her to return.