Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Daily Dose

From The Story of America: Essays on Origins, by Jill Lepore


"Not long before he died, in 1868, Kit Carson was shown a dime novel cover featuring a picture of a dashing young Kit 'slaying seven Indians wih one hand, while he clasped a fainting maiden with the other.' As the story goes, the old man stared at it for a while, fiddled with his spectacles a bit, and declared, 'That there may have happened, but I ain't got no recollection of it.'"

From Chapter 13, Pride of the Prairie

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