Clay Allison: Legend of Cimarron
Sunstone Press, Jan 20, 2000 - 288 pages
After the Civil War, Clay Allison and his brother, John, leave their ravaged Tennessee home to start a new life in Cimarron, a little town in wild untamed New Mexico Territory. Not only must they deal with iron-fisted wealthy landowner Lucien Maxwell and the notorious Santa Fe Ring, but Clay Allison's life is threatened by revenge-seeking Chunk and Steve Colbert, two psychopathic outlaws. With Clay Allison's unorthodox methods of defending himself while trying to bring fairness to others, he acquires the reputation of a cold-hearted gunfighter who will kill anyone who rubs him the wrong way. This intriguing story is based on fact and includes all the people who lived at the time -- including beautiful Dora McCullough who, with her love, tries to save Clay Allison from going to hell.
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Page 12 - Mary set a plate of eggs and bacon in front of him and he quickly began filling his empty stomach. "I'm just worried about you leaving to join the Confederacy next week," his mother said, "and what will happen to you.
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