North To Powder River/The Gringo Author:Lee Floren NORTH TO POWEDER RIVER — Broke and down on their luck, Buckshot McKee and his sidekick Tortilla Joe took a job from an old friend. All they had to do was drive 32 Brahma bulls from Texas to Wyoming. It was a dangerous ride with every two-bit tough they met gunning for possession of the valuable bulls. And when the journey was over, Buckshot and T... more »ortilla Joe found more trouble in the shape of a double-crossing gun-man. But nothing was going to stop them from collecting the money thay had worked so hard to earn.
Cliff Blanton drove his herd from Texas to a new ranch in California where he hoped to start a new life. But the minute he arrived in Santa Barbara, Blanton started receiving threats. For the Mexicans hated all gringos after the recent war, and they refused to recognize American claims on their land. Despite the danger, Blanton was determined to settle the land that was legally his. If the Mexicans wanted another war, he was more than ready to fight.« less