My mother lives in Kemp, OK, right across the Red River from Denison, TX. It seems that the famous Doc Holiday actually had a dental practice in Denison, 1874-75 when Denison was a boomtown. Donna Hunt of the Herald Democrat has written a fine article about this possibility. You can read that article here: If you’re interested in researching the West during Doc Holiday’s era, you might want to save this article.
I was raised on western movies and music, and I’ve spent much of my life going back and forth from the 14 cities I’ve lived in to the Red River Valley where my grandparents and parents lived. My first novel, Red River Fever, is set in this area. This are between Texas and Indian territory has always attracted wild, lawless men and women. In my novel, I tell the story of Clifton Ray, a good ole boy who grows crazy and mean and terrorizes the Valley. You can check out the novel here: It’s available in print or ebook versions.