by Stephen Michael Beasley
Long ago, when wagons were the main form of transportation as Americans were struggling to settle our country, travelers found it more convenient to join up with a wagon “train” heading in their same general direction. As business and supply shipments between two cities started to flourish, wagon trains ran more often, allowing people to visit their kinfolk with increasing frequency, joining a train on the way out and again on the way back.
However, even with the added support and safety of others in the train, travelers often ran into the unexpected troublemaker bent on mayhem or robbery.
Such is the backbone of Stephen Michael Beasley’s tale, North Out of Lamar. The classic western tale of two brothers running a wagon train to Kansas City is told primarily through conversation between the travelers. Rich with detail, North Out of Lamar provides a valuable glimpse into America’s past with a touch of adventure, romance, and family values.
About the Author: A native of Indiana, Mr. Beasley and his wife, Verna, have raised three daughters: Jennifer, Stephenie, and Delores. Employed as a parts cutter for Cross Manufacturing, in his spare time he enjoys golfing, horse riding, and motorbike riding.
(2003, paperback, 88 pages)