Barbed Wire, Windmills, & Sixguns

A Book of Trivia, Fact, and Folklore About Westerns and The American West

By Donald K. Kirk

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“What do we want with this vast, worthless area? This region of savages and wild beasts, of deserts, shifting sands and whirlwinds of dust, of cactus and prairie dogs?”—Daniel Webster, 1838

On this page a few photos the author lensed in his travels throughout the American West.
Some of these are found in Barbed Wire, Windmills, & Sixguns, but they are all black and white in the book, so this is the place to see just how beautiful and pristine many areas of the West still are.

(All photos by the author, Copyright Don Kirk All Rights Reserved.)

Yosemite National Park, California

North Clear Creek Falls near Lake City, Colorado

Mill, LaCueva, New Mexico

Manly Beacon from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, Nevada

Silver Cliff, Colorado

Sequoia National Park, California

Gouldings, Monument Valley, Utah

Jasper National Park, British Columbia

Silver Cliff, Colorado

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Zion National Park, Utah

Cathedral Park, Colorado


Bryce Canyon, Utah

Almont, Colorado

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Capital Reef National Park, Utah

Canyon De Chelly, Arizona

Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Westcliff, Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Petroglyphs, Capital Reef National Park, Utah

Don't forget to buy your copy of Barbed Wire, Windmills, & Sixguns. Do you know why this trivia book was given this title? Answer on PAGE TWO.
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White Bird, Idaho

Monument Valley, Arizona

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