Friday, 13 February 2015

Old West Photo Friday: Cowboy Riding Jackalope

Here's an old postcard showing a cowboy riding the fabled Jackalope. While most Jackalopes are rabbit sized, sometimes they get big enough for cowboys to saddle them up and hop around the plains. A Jackalope, of course, is a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope.

You can read about Jackalopes and a lot of other weird stuff in my new booklet out by Charles River Editors, The Weird Wild West: Tall Tales and Legends about the Frontier. There was a free giveaway on Amazon for the past couple of days, but since I was traveling up to Oxford I didn't get a chance to tell all of you. Sorry about that! I think a lot of people will be reaidng about Jackalopes this week because it made it to #271 on Amazon!

Charles River has come out with a second booklet of mine on The Trench Warfare of World War I. It got up to #338 on Amazon during the free giveaway. Sadly, that's also over. I should really get a Smartphone and start obsessively checking the Internet like everyone else. On second thought, I think I'll stay in the real world. That's where the Jackalopes live!

Photo courtesy Jackalope postcards, which has an amazing collection online. Seeing is believing!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the great rankings!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That is a wonderful ranking! I love the legend of the jackalope. The postcard was a hoot! :-)

Sean McLachlan said...

Now that the giveaway is over the ranking has gone down considerably, lol. It's still doing well though.

Donna Volkenannt said...

What a funny photo. I needed a laugh this morning, and it did just the trick. And congratulations on your high rankings.

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