Mattie, A Woman's Journey West
Mattie Shipley Culver is buried in Yellowstone National Park.
I have written this book about her life and how I discovered her history.
This is my current book trailer.
Singing in the Saddle, The Life and Times of Yellowstone Chip tells the story of Yellowstone Chip Samuell, a farm boy classically trained in music with the dream of becoming a true Western Cowboy.
Chip’s contributions as an entertainer and wrangler caught my imagination. After finding traces of Yellowstone Chip’s writing at the historic OTO Dude Ranch north of Yellowstone National Park, I tracked Chip’s history. In the course of my research, I found Chip’s memoirs, his music, his cartooning, and his family. What has emerged from these home sources and civil records is the picture of a first-class wrangler and entertainer during the heyday of dude ranches and singing cowboys.
Singing In The Saddle documents Chip’s travels from his Illinois childhood home to the majesty of the Western United States. Within the book, tunes are introduced highlighting different portions of Chip’s musical development. His lively journey encompasses music, cowboy life, and most of all, people. Backed with nostalgic photographs and written works by Chip, this book tells the story of a true singing cowboy.
A page of my web site is devoted to the music which accompanies the book. Click on the Yellowstone Chip Samuell link at the top of the page.
Singing in the Saddle is also avalible on Kindle, Nook and as an Ebook from Xlibris
Here is the publisher's link to Singing in the Saddle
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