The "West" seems to have vanished with the last dust devil of the 19th century. Many of today's citizens long for this quieter time, a time of fewer distractions and more honesty. Between these pages are stories that speak to that longing. Experience a town dance in the Wyoming Territory. Search for a mysterious miner in the Arizona mountains. Travel with a young Pony Express rider. Chuckle at the antics of cowboys trying to rig an election. Some of the stories have their basis in fact. Others are created entirely from the shadows of the past.