THE NORTH FORK
A TALE OF THE SOUTHWESTERN FRONTIER
The North Fork
tells the overlapping stories of people from three conflicting cultures, struggling to survive on
the southwestern frontier during the turbulent decades after the Civil War. The plot, which is based on actual events, offers
plenty of action and history, plus a little romance and mystery.
In addition to notable historic figures such as Quanah
Parker, Colonel George Custer and Lone Wolf, readers will find a host of colorful fictional characters, including Red Eagle,
a Kiowa chief; Tom Carter, a trail hand with a quick temper; and Molly Harding, a Texas farm girl with a secret.
Indian raids and uprisings, the destruction of the buffalo herds, creation of the reservations, cattle drives, the Red River
boundary dispute, arrival of the homesteaders, and other historic events shape the destinies of the people who live along
the North Fork--where their cultures will clash but their personal lives will become entangled in ways they never imagined.
... blends history and imagination, historical figures and fictional characters to create an exciting Western
novel about a unique place and time.
--- ROUNDUP MAGAZINE, WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA
... an engaging
story that concludes with an intriguing twist. --- OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMAN
A tribute to Southwest
Oklahoma history ... --- ALTUS TIMES
... brings a realistic
and exciting light to local history. --- VERNON DAILY RECORD
Dohate Press (2005) ISBN 0-9767003-4-4
288 pages. 6 X 9 perfect bound. Gloss laminate soft cover. $14.95
Nicole Leah Vecchiotti. Cover Design: Stephen Bright.
Printed in the U.S.A. by Morgan Printing
THE NORTH FORK: AUTHOR AND EXCERPTS
FRIENDSHIP HISTORY GROUP
THE EARLY DAY FRIENDSHIP AREA
ITS SETTLEMENT AND COMMUNITIES
The Early Day Friendship Area is a comprehensive history of the early Friendship Community, compiled by members
of the Friendship History Group.
The book covers the period from the time the area was a part of Comancheria,
home of the Comanches and Kiowas, until Oklahoma became a state.
It includes histories of all the old communities,
schools and churches; the Western Cattle Trail, which ran through what is now Friendship to Dodge City and beyond; Old Greer
County, once the domain of giant Texas cattle companies; the historic frontier town of Navajoe; settlement of the area by
the homesteaders and how the early settlers lived.
Also included are excerpts from early newspapers, maps of historic
sites, old photographs and first person accounts given by pioneers.
Friendship's unique and colorful history could have been lost. But, thanks to a group of interested
individuals, a comprehensive account of events leading up to settlement of the region and history of the early days has been
published....It includes detailed maps and wonderful early photos.
113 pages. 8.5 X 11 GBC bound. Clear plastic front and black leatherette back cover. $12.00
books described above can be ordered from the Friendship History Group, 717 Cambridge, Altus, Oklahoma 73521.
You can print an order form by clicking on the Order link on the navigation bar or the Order Form link listed
above. Add $2.50 for shipping. Order two or more books and the shipping is free. All proceeds help fund
historical projects. Thank you for supporting the preservation of Southwestern Oklahoma History.
books can also be purchased at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus.
The North Fork
can be purchased at the Red River Valley Museum
in Vernon and from Amazon.com
and various other book stores.
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