Whirlwind on the Outlaw Trail

Sheriff John T. Pope

by Dale B. Weston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781467036115
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781467036108
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781467036092

About the Book

In the year 1896, the sheriff of Uintah County, John T. Pope, rode alone on the trail of Butch Cassidy and his infamous Wild Bunch. Hailed as one of America's greatest lawmen, John T. Pope lived by the fire in his blood and the gun in his hand. Because John never boasted about how many bad men he'd actually been forced to kill, the outlaws he chased from Uintah County, and surrounding regions, have received more notoriety, but John's fame with a blazing gun and keen intellect was well known to those that knew him. Sheriff Pope despised the yellow cowardice of backshooters and badmen, and he rode on the trail of many. Butch Cassidy offered as much as $4,000 reward for the death of the tough-as-nails sheriff. Unmarked graves bear witness that a few fools tried to collect. John T. Pope was a genuine hero of the American west, fighting to make brighter and safer communities for future generations. He was an entrepreneur, pioneer, patriot, rancher, trapper, freighter, tracker, lawman, attorney, and family man.

About the Author

Dale B. Weston had a tremendous interest in history and a memory that permitted him to recall what he had learned. Dale was an avid reader and scholar, and as a result, he acquired much knowledge in the quest to fuel his mind. His storytelling abilities were born from the desire to share with others what he had learned. He underststood all aspects of western living, including land and water laws. While traveling, he could quote to his companions the specific dates when the water rights of rivers, streams, or tributaries were filed on. He enjoyed hunting for Indian artifacts, and acquired quite a collection. He respected native Americans and their ways, as well as the courageous pioneers that settled the frontier, taming it. Dale was a patriot, loving America, and the price of its freedom until he was easily brought to tears. George Washington, especially, was a personal hero, as well as many of the founding fathers and martyrs of our country. He had an avid interest in the history of the Mormon church, and life in the early settlements of the west. Dale enjoyed his family, and made them the first priority in his life, always taking time to nurture, serve, and support. He was a champion for truth and integrity. He raised his kids by the motto of "Right makes might." Dale was extremely gentle with his loved ones, and that includes cats, dogs, cattle, and horses. Dale loved building things, and he has gone to construct an eternal mansion for his sweetheart, Pam, and it will no doubt include a quaint white railed porch with a swing.