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Elmo Scott Watson's Tales of the Old Frontier - and more

Elmo Scott Watson - Tales of the Old Frontier

From various Warren Tribune issues in October and November, 1923

Tales of the Old Frontier- The Warren Tribune Oct, 1923

Tales of the Old Frontier- The Warren Tribune Nov, 1923

The Warren Tribune (Warren Indiana)
728 issues
Jan 2, 1913 - Feb 29, 2008

ESW in Rotarian Magazine,bkt:m,bkms:1168684103302644226

Does Radio Harm Our Children? by Elmo Scott Watson, The Rotarian Nov 1938

Keeping Up With The Fourth Estate? by Elmo Scott Watson, The Rotarian Nov 1943

Rotarian Dec 1948_Viking Church or a Colonial Windmill? by Elmo Scott Watson, pp 16-18

see wiki article:

The Newport Tower (also known as: Round Tower, Touro Tower, Newport Stone Tower and Old Stone Mill) is a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island (USA).
It is commonly considered to have been a windmill built in the mid 17th century. However, the tower has received attention due to speculation that it is actually several centuries older and represents evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact.

also insert on p. 18..Were There Vikings in Minnesota in 1362?

see wiki article:
"The Kensington Runestone is a 200-pound slab of greywacke covered in runes on its face and side which, if genuine, would suggest that Scandinavian explorers reached the middle of North America in the 14th century. It was found in 1898 in the largely rural township of Solem, Douglas County, Minnesota, and named after the nearest settlement, Kensington. Almost all Runologists and experts in Scandinavian linguistics consider the runestone to be a hoax.[2][3] The runestone has been analyzed and dismissed repeatedly without local effect.[4][5][6][7][8] The community of Kensington is solidly behind the runestone, which has transcended its original cultural purposes and has "taken on a life of its own".[9][10]" 1949, when the stone was put on display at the Smithsonian Institution, and scholars such as William Thalbitzer and S. N. Hagen published papers supporting its authenticity.[34] However, at nearly the same time, Scandinavian linguists Sven Jansson, Erik Moltke, Harry Anderson and K. M. Nielsen, along with a popular book by Erik Wahlgren again questioned the Runestone's authenticity."


The Bridge Was Burned at Chatsworth, By Elmo Scott Watson, in Disaster! Ben Kartman, Leonard Brown, Ayer Publishing, 1971

The Black Hills  by Roderick Peattie - 1952 - 320 pages - Snippet view

ESW mentioned on you tube

""Streets of Laredo", also known as the "Cowboy's Lament", is a famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to a living one. Derived from the English folk song "The Unfortunate Lad", it has become a folk music standard, and as such has been performed, recorded and adapted numerous times, with many variations.

The old-time cowboy Frank H. Maynard (1853-1926) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, claimed authorship of the revised Cowboy's Lament, and his story was widely reported in 1924 by the journalism professor Elmo Scott Watson, then on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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