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Encyclopedia > Zane Grey
Zane Grey
Born: January 31, 1872(1872-01-31)
Zanesville, Ohio
Died: October 23, 1939 (aged 67)
Altadena, California
Occupation: Novelist, dentist
Nationality: American
Genres: Western fiction

Zane Grey (January 31, 1872October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. As of June 2007, the Internet Movie Database credits Grey with 110 films, one TV episode, and one entire TV Series based on his novels and stories. is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Flynns Detective Fiction from 1941. ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ...

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Biography

Early life

Pearl Zane Gray was born 31 January 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. He was one of five children born to Lewis M Gray, MD, and his wife, Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane. Zane Grey would later drop his first name; his family changed the spelling of their last name to Grey. Growing up in Zanesville, a city founded by a maternal ancestor Ebenezer Zane, he developed interests in fishing, baseball and writing, all which would later contribute to his acclaim. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, where he studied dentistry and joined Sigma Nu fraternity; he graduated in 1896. During that time, while playing baseball over the summer in Delphos, Ohio, he was charged with, and quietly settled, a paternity suit, foreshadowing future womanizing behavior. He went on to play minor league baseball with a team in Wheeling, West Virginia. Additionally, his brother, Romer Carl Grey, played briefly in 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ebenezer Zane (1747-1811) was an American pioneer and land speculator. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... A Dentist and Dental Assistant perform surgery on a patient. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Delphos is a city located in Allen and Van Wert counties in Ohio. ... Paternity is the social and legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a father and his child. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers...


Marriage

While sporadically practicing dentistry, he often visited Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, to fish the upper Delaware River. It was there he met Lina Roth, better known as "Dolly", whom he would later marry. With her help and supported in part by her inheritance, he began to focus more on his writings, publishing his first fishing story in 1902. When they married in 1905, they moved to a farmhouse in Lackawaxen. While his wife managed his career and raised their three children, Grey often spent months away from her, fishing, writing, and spending time with his many mistresses. While Dolly knew of his behavior, she seemed to view it as a handicap rather than a choice, and she did not blame him for it. Lackawaxen Township is a township located in Pike County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...


The Greys moved to Altadena, California in 1920 spurred by the memory of a visit during their honeymoon. In 1920, Grey bought a prominent mansion on Millionaire's Row (Mariposa Street) built by Chicago business machine manufacturer Arthur Woodward. Designed by architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (no relation to the author), the 1907 Mediterranean style house is acclaimed as the first fireproof home in Altadena, built of solid concrete as prescribed by Woodward's wife, Edith Norton Woodward who lost friends in Chicago's Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903. Grey summed up his feelings for Altadena with a quote still used to this day in that city: "In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living." Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ... A honeymoon is the traditional trip taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage with seclusion and sexual intimacy. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Sir Arthur Smith Woodward (May 23, 1864 – September 2, 1944) was an English paleontologist. ... Myron Hunt (February 27, 1868–May 26, 1952) was an American architect whose numerous projects include many noted landmarks in Southern California. ... This article is about the construction material. ... The Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago, Illinois, claimed 602 lives on December 30, 1903. ...


His career

He became especially interested in the West in 1907, after joining a friend on an expedition to trap mountain lions in Arizona. Grey wrote steadily, but it was only in 1910, and after considerable efforts by his wife, that his first western, Heritage of the Desert, became a bestseller. It propelled a career writing popular novels about manifest destiny and the "conquest of the Wild West." Two years later he produced his best-known book, Riders of the Purple Sage (1912). He formed his own motion picture company, but in a few years sold it to Jesse Lasky who was a partner of the founder of Paramount Pictures. Paramount would make a number of movies based on Grey's writings. Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Puma concolor) is a type of large cat found in North, Central and South America. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the history and influence of the concept. ... Riders of the Purple Sage is Zane Greys best-known novel. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 - January 13, 1958) was a pioneer Hollywood film producer. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


It is also speculated that two of his creations, Lone Star Ranger (a novel later turned into a 1930 film) and King of the Royal Mounted (popular as a series of big little books and comics, later turned into a 1936 film), were later used as an inspiration for two radio series by George Trendle (WXYZ, Detroit) which later made the transition to television: The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt. Preston of the Yukon on TV). The Zane Grey Show ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System for five months in the late 1940s. WXYZ is the ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... The Lone Ranger. ... Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroits station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet). ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ...


He became one of the first millionaire authors. Over the years his habit was to spend part of the year traveling and living an adventurous life and the rest of the year using his adventures as the basis for the stories in his writings. Some of that time was spent on the Rogue River in Oregon, where he maintained a cabin he had built on an old mining claim he bought. He also had a cabin on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona which burned down during the Dude Fire of 1991. Rogue River Gorge, Oregon The mouth of the Rogue River in the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach, Oregon The Rogue River is located in southwest Oregon. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Miners operate a hydraulic sluice in San Francisquito Canyon, Los Angeles County. ... The Mogollon Rim is a topographical and geological feature running across Arizona, extending approximately 400 miles (650 km) from northern Yavapai County eastward to the Mogollon Mountains in southwest New Mexico. ...


He was the author of over 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines. Many of them became bestsellers. One of them, “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado, New Zealand” helped establish the Bay of Islands in New Zealand as a premier game fishing area. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Russell, Bay of Islands Kerikeri, Bay of Islands Location of the Bay of Islands The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Big-game fishing, sometimes called Offshore sport fishing or Offshore game fishing, is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large bony fish such as tuna and marlin in the open sea, often some distance from land and, in some fishing grounds, out of sight of land. ...


From 1918 until 1932 he was a regular contributor to Outdoor Life magazine, becoming one of the publication's first celebrity writers. In the pages of the magazine he began to popularize big-game fishing. Outdoor Life is an outdoors magazine featuring hunting, fishing, survival and camping skills. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ...


Fishing

Zane Grey holds a koala during a visit to Australia

Grey indulged his interest in fishing with visits to Australia and New Zealand. He first visited New Zealand in 1926 and caught several large fish of great variety, including a mako shark, a ferocious fighter which presented a new challenge. Grey established a base at Otehei Bay Lodge on Urupukapuka Island which became a magnet for the rich and famous and wrote many articles in international sporting magazines highlighting the uniqueness of New Zealand fishing which has produced heavy-tackle world records for the major billfish, striped marlin, black marlin, blue marlin and broadbill. He held numerous world records during this time and invented the teaser, a hookless bait that is still used today to attract fish. Image File history File links Zane_Grey_in_Australia. ... Image File history File links Zane_Grey_in_Australia. ... For the drawing program, see KoalaPad/Painter. ... Binomial name Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810 The Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), commonly called Mako Shark, is a large shark of the Lamnidae family with a full-grown size of 2. ... The term billfish is applied to a number of different large, predatory fish such as marlin and swordfish. ... Genera Istiophorus Makaira Tetrapturus See text for species. ...


Grey also helped establish deep-sea sport fishing in New South Wales, Australia particularly in Bermagui, New South Wales, which is famous for Marlin fishing. Patron of the Bermagui Sport Fishing Association for 1936 and 1937, Grey set a number of world records, and wrote of his experiences in his book "An American Angler in Australia". Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004... Bermagui is a town on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley shire. ...


Catalina Island

Grey had built a getaway home in Avalon, Catalina Island, which now serves as the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel. Avid fisherman as he was he served as president of the Catalina's exclusive fishing club, the Tuna Club. Location of Avalon in California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1913-06-26 [2] Government  - Mayor Bob Kennedy [1] Area  - City  3. ... Santa Catalina Island, location relative to the coast of Southern California Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. ...


Death

Zane Grey died of heart failure on October 23, 1939 at his home in Altadena, California. He was interred at the Union Cemetery in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, where the National Park Service maintains the Zane Grey Museum as part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. His home in Altadena is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In his hometown there is a museum called National Road Zane Grey Museum. Zane Grey Terrace, a small residential street in the hillsides of Altadena, is named in his honor. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ... Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, showing Roeblings Delaware Aqueduct crossing the Delaware River to Minisink Ford, New York (left). ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is located near Narrowsburg, New York and Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Novels

  • Betty Zane, (1903)
  • Spirit of the Border, (1906) -- Sequel to Betty Zane
  • The Last of the Plainsmen, (1908), Western
  • The Last Trail, (1909) -- Sequel to Spirit of the Border
  • The ShortStop, (1909)
  • The Heritage of the Desert, (1910)
  • The Young Forester, (1910), Western
  • The Young Pitcher, (1911)
  • The Young Lion Hunter, (1911), Western
  • Riders of the Purple Sage, (1912)
  • Ken Ward in the Jungle, (1912), Western
  • Desert Gold, (1913), Western
  • The Light of Western Stars, (1914), Western
  • The Lone Star Ranger, (1915), Western
  • The Rainbow Trail, (1915), Western -- Sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The Border Legion, (1916), Western
  • Wildfire, (1917)
  • The UP Trail, (1918), Western
  • The Desert of Wheat, (1919)
  • Tales of Fishes, (1919), Western
  • The Man of the Forest, (1920), Western
  • The Redhead Outfield and other Stories, (1920)
  • The Mysterious Rider, (1921)
  • To the Last Man, (1921) (abridged version of Tonto Basin (2004)),
  • The Day of the Beast, (1922), Western
  • Tales of Lonely Trails, (1922), Western
  • Wanderer of the Wasteland, (1923)
  • Tappan’s Burro, (1923)
  • Call of the Canyon, (1924), Western
  • Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon, (1924), Western
  • Tales of Southern Rivers, (1924)
  • The Thundering Herd, (1925), Western
  • The Vanishing American, (1925)
  • Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas, (1925)
  • Under the Tonto Rim, (1926)
  • Tales of the Angler’s Eldorado, New Zealand, (1926), Western
  • Forlorn River, (1927), Western
  • Tales of Swordfish and Tuna, (1927)
  • Nevada, (1928), Western -- Sequel to Forlorn River
  • Wild Horse Mesa, (1928), Western
  • Don, the Story of a Dog, (1928), Western
  • Tales of Fresh Water Fishing, (1928)
  • Fighting Caravans, (1929), Western
  • The Wolf Tracker, (1930)
  • The Shepherd of Guadaloupe, (1930)
  • Sunset Pass, (1931), Western
  • Tales of Tahitian Waters, (1931)
  • Book of Camps and Trails, (1931)
  • Arizona Ames, (1932), Western
  • Robber’s Roost, (1932), Western
  • The Drift Fence, (1933), Western
  • The Hash Knife Outfit, (1933), Western
  • The Code of the West, (1934), Western
  • Thunder Mountain, (1935), Western
  • The Trail Driver, (1935)
  • The Lost Wagon Train, (1936), Western
  • West of the Pecos, (1937)
  • An American Angler in Australia, (1937)
  • Raiders of Spanish Peaks, (1938), Western
  • Western Union, (1939), Western
  • Knights of the Range, (1939), Western
  • Thirty thousand on the Hoof, (1940)
  • Twin Sombreros, (1940), Western -- Sequel to Knights of the Range
  • Majesty’s Rancho, (1942), Western -- Sequel to Light of Western Stars
  • Omnibus, (1943), Western
  • Stairs of Sand, (1943), Western -- Sequel to Wanderer of the Wasteland
  • The Wilderness Trek, (1944), Western
  • Shadow on the Trail, (1946), Western
  • Valley of Wild Horses, (1947), Western
  • Rogue River Feud, (1948), Western
  • The Deer Stalker, (1949), Western
  • The Maverick Queen, (1950)
  • The Dude Ranger, (1951), Western
  • Captives of the Desert, (1952), Western
  • Adventures in Fishing, (1952)
  • Wyoming, (1953), Western
  • Lost Pueblo, (1954), Western
  • Black Mesa, (1955), Western
  • Stranger from the Tonto, (1956), Western
  • The Fugitive Trail, (1957), Western
  • Arizona Clan, (1958), Western
  • Horse Heaven Hill, (1959), Western
  • The Ranger and other Stories, (1960)
  • Blue Feather and other Stories, (1961)
  • Boulder Dam, (1963)
  • The Adventures of Finspot, (1974)
  • The Reef Girl, (1977)
  • Tales from a Fisherman’s Log, (1978)
  • The Camp Robber and other Stories, (1979)
  • The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek, (1981)
  • Desert Crucible, The, (2003) (unabridged version of The Rainbow Trail (1915))
  • Tonto Basin, (2004) (unabridged version of To the Last Man (1921))

A 19th century depiction of Elizabeth Zanes legendary feat of retrieving powder during the 1782 siege of Fort Henry Elizabeth Betty Zane (July 19, 1759 – August 23, 1823) was a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. ... Spirit of the Border, a novel published in 1908 by Zane Grey, is historical fiction based on events occurring in the Ohio River Valley in the late 18th century. ... Riders of the Purple Sage is Zane Greys best-known novel. ... a Western Novel by Zane Grey(1872-1939) Jack Kells was a remorseless killer, head of a gang that ravaged the southern border. ... For other uses, see To the Last Man (disambiguation) To the Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War is a western novel written by Zane Grey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the geographical place see Tonto Basin Tonto Basin is a western novel written by Zane Grey. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Wanderer of the Wasteland is a 1924 silent western film. ... The Thundering Herd is a 1933 Western film starring Randolph Scott, Buster Crabbe, Noah Beery, Raymond Hatton, and Harry Carey. ... Fighting Caravans is a lavish 1931 western film starring Gary Cooper as a young scout leading a wagon train west. ... Abridgement or abridgment is a term defined as shortening or condensing, and is most commonly used in reference to the act of reducing a written work (typically a book) into a shorter form. ... For the geographical place see Tonto Basin Tonto Basin is a western novel written by Zane Grey. ... Abridgement or abridgment is a term defined as shortening or condensing, and is most commonly used in reference to the act of reducing a written work (typically a book) into a shorter form. ... For other uses, see To the Last Man (disambiguation). ...

Further reading

  • Zane Grey: A Biography by Frank Gruber (1969)
  • Zane Grey by C. Jackson (1973)
  • Zane Grey by A. Ronald (1975)
  • Zane Grey by Carol Gay (1979)
  • Zane Grey's Arizona by Candace C. Kant (1984)
  • Zane Grey: A Photographic Odyssey by Loren Grey (1985)
  • Zane Grey, A Documented Portrait by G.M. Farley (1985)
  • Selling the Wild West by Christine Bold (1987)
  • West of Everything by Jane Tompkins (1992)
  • Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women. by Thomas H. Pauly (2005)
  • Rider of the Purple Prose by Jonathan Miles, New York Times Book Review (1 January. 2006)
  • Zane Grey: A Study in Values - Above and Beyond the West by Chuck Pfeiffer (2006)

Loren Grey (November 20, 1915 — February 2, 2007) was an educational psychologist and author of several books in that field. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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  • Zane Grey's West Society
  • A Comprehensive list of Zane Grey's works
  • Zane Grey Cabin Foundation
  • Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, PA
  • National Road/Zane Grey Museum Norwich, OH
  • King of the Royal Mounted BLBs and Comics
  • The Shortstop by Zane Grey Free eBook
  • Zane Grey biography at Ohio History Central
  • WorldCat Identities page for 'Grey, Zane 1872-1939'
  • Guide to Zane Grey's papers at the University of Oregon
  • Zane Grey entry at the Internet Movie Database
Persondata
NAME Grey, Zane
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Grey, Pearl Zane
SHORT DESCRIPTION American novelist
DATE OF BIRTH January 31, 1872
PLACE OF BIRTH Zanesville, Ohio
DATE OF DEATH October 23, 1939
PLACE OF DEATH Altadena, California

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Zane Grey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (963 words)
Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939), born Pearl Zane Gray (he later dropped "Pearl" and changed the a to an e in "Grey") was an American author of popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West.
Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio, a city founded by a maternal ancestor, Ebenezer Zane.
Zane Grey died in 1939 at his home in Altadena, California and was interred at the Union Cemetery in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, where the National Park Service maintains the Zane Grey Museum as part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Zane Grey - MSN Encarta (151 words)
Zane Grey (1875-1939), American novelist, noted for his careful research and for his accurate portrayal of the American West.
Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Grey trained as a dentist but turned to writing as a career in 1904, when his first book was published.
Grey wrote more than 50 novels, most of them tales of adventure with a Western setting, including The Last of the Plainsmen (1908), Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), The Thundering Herd (1925), Code of the West (1934), and West of the Pecos (1937).
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