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From Saddlestring to Saratoga

Best-selling author C.J. Box brings character Joe Pickett to local venue in newest book


February 28, 2018

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New York Times best-selling author reveals his newest Joe Pickett book takes place in the Platte Valley. The announcement was made at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Saratoga, population 1,671 souls, and elevation 6,785 feet, appeared spread out in front of him after he topped a long rise. The town was choked with cottonwoods and he could see a wide ribbon of river through the middle of it. The air shimmered over the hot stack of a lumber mill on the edge of the town.

On Tuesday, March 27 game warden Joe Pickett returns home. So to speak.

For his new book, "The Disappeared," New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box sets the story in the Platte Valley and mentions Saratoga and Encampment by name.

"I've always used this Valley and the people in it and t...

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