Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. C. C. West]
“When there would be prairie fires, mustang or antelope drives, they would all gather at our place for food and we never disappointed them.
“The nearest I ever came to seeing a gun fight was between my husband and a man who came to our place asking for water for his stock. 'I am very sorry,' said my husband, 'but we have only drinking water here and that was bought and hauled five miles.' 'I must have that, my stock are starving,' said the man and he made for our water barrel while Mr. West made for his gun, with me hanging onto his coat tail. I wasn't much force in size but I hung onto him with all my might until the man saw what he was in for and fled.
“There was plenty of trouble over the water and grass between the sheep and cattle men, and fight after fight ensued but I never knew of any dangerous gun fights that we sometimes hear of. Fist fights were common, such as occurred between—-(I'd better not call names though, they are still living), but