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Civil War era western author visits GEM

Author Joan Cullins Fountain returns to Grand Encampment Museum for more research, to sign books and give writing presentation

 

Photo courtesy Joan Fountain

Joan Fountain, right, poses with her husband, Walter. Fountain will be at the GEM on June 20 to sign books and hold a writing presentation.

Following the end of the Civil War in 1865, countless Americans headed west. Former slaves, Confederate soldiers, immigrants and more headed to the West to start a new life. What would eventually become the Wyoming Territory in 1868 was one such place and serves as the backdrop for Joan Cullins Fountain's book series "No Shadow of Turning."

"Many people just went west. It was immigrants, murderers and convicts, and people that just wanted a new start. My great-great-grandfather always had in his mind that he would like to take his family west because there was freedom there," said Fountain....



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