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    • Black Mesa

    • Bitter Seeps; story; writing; publication; Nightmare Island;
    • (1 Mar, 1929) Going to write Nightmare Island, or Bitter Seeps; (Jul, 1931 - May, 1932 Diary) Wrote Bitter Seeps; Written late 20's - as per Romer Grey; published 7 Sep, 1955
    • Letter from Son, Zane G. Smith  - 22 Apr, 1985

    • H Garvin Smith; school; California; Utah; Arizona;
    • (12439 Meandrs Rd., San Diego, CA 92129) Fathers met at dental school. Were together in CA, Utah, AZ. Once took Grey's remuda from Fredonia to Oak Creek & crossed Col. at Lee's Ferry. (last time together).
    • Playing Left Field for Fort Wayne

    • baseball
    • (1900) "Another point of popularity was the Dr. that preceded his name. If town folks knew the Orange A.C. nine was playing their team on a certain day, they would congregate at the railroad station awaiting Doc Grey who would perform their...
    • Heavy Tackle for Heavy Fish

    • Fishing; pompous;
    • (1923) ""For ninety odd days, the GLADIATOR went out, missing only one day-the Fourth of July. What that means only few anglers can appreciate. As a reward we had the greatest fishing experience of our lives-and one never equaled by an other...
    • Tahitian Waters

    • Fishing; Records;
    • (1931) "World record sailfish 170 lbs. Had lost previous record in 1928. Subs new world recored by William Gray: 180 lbs."
    • Murphy Collection Interview - 29 Dec, 1972

    • The Short Stop; Baseball; Dolly Grey; marriage; publication; Lackawaxen; Yale; sales; hit; popularity;
    • (29 Dec, 1972 - 22 days after publication) The Short Stop - 24 Jul, 1909 (Lackawaxen) ""Dear Dolly, I have made some great hits in my life baseballically speaking, among them the triple which won the Yale - Orange A.C. game that you saw. Perhaps...
    • "Zane Grey's Captain Tells His Story" - Boerstler

    • Fishing; publicity; Pride in Prowess;
    • (418 Pound Broadbill). "Doc was real proud as hundreds of people crowded around his prize on the pier that night. He loved that kind of publicity-and so did I. It was mighty good advertising for his stories."
    • Big Drunk

    • title; Big Drunk; Temperance; liquor;
    • (7 Jun) The Cherokees gave him a name that fitted his degradation and spread all over the west like wild fire. It was 'Big Drunk' Again the old Cherokee chieftan besought the id of the Big Drunk.
    • Tappan's Burro

    • Tropical; nature; description; South Seas; palms; forest; orchid;
    • ("Tigre") "…the beauty of the sharp-cut palms, the delicate-leaved bamboos, and the full-foliaged ceibas, all festooned with long silver streamers of moss. Gnarled branches of a dead monarch of the forest, silhouetted against the deep blue of the...
    • The Desert of Wheat

    • Race; German; War;
    • (After wheat burned) "He longed to live, to have a hundredfold his strength and fury, to be gifted with a genius for time and place and bloody deed, to have the war-gods set him a thousand opportunities, to beat with iron mace and cut with sharp...
    • Last of the Great Scouts

    • Indians; Buffalo;
    • (Afterward) "But he did not consider this so much hunting as it was railroad building, opening the wilderness to civilization, and that the buffalo had to go as the first step in subduing the Indian; also because cattle-raising and farming, as...
    • Zane Grey Diary - 12 Mar, 1928 - 1923-1938

    • West of the Pecos; Texas; California; Arizona; New Mexico; weather; description; research; setting; authenticity; canyon; wild; country; travel; Alamo;
    • (Altadena) "I have just returned from a motor trip through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and across Texas. WE struck cold weather, something unusual in the south. In the open car I got the full benefit of piercing winds. ...
    • Romer Grey - 26-30 Jul, 1973

    • Correspondence; Von Tempski;
    • (Armine Von Tempski) Author of Lava, Fire, Hula, Dust, Ripe Breadfruit A celebrity of Hawaii - wrote fascinating letters to Zane Grey. They met several times but corresponded at length.
    • AD-SA - R.C.

    • Fisherman's eye; fisherman; prowess;
    • (art of scanning the ocean for swordfish) ""This fish, like the marlin, when swimming on the surface shows the dorsal fin and the upper part of the tail a foot above water. In angler's parlance searching for these fins is called picking them up. No...
    • Zane Grey Interview

    • Valley of Wild Horses; Open Range; Born to the West; Movies;
    • (as told by Romer Grey) ""Zane Grey wrote a novel which he called 'Born to the West' based upon parts of the life of Jesse Smith [husband of Lillian Wilhelm] which Jesse told him about. Mrs. Zane Grey sold this to The Country Gentleman Magazine...

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