We’re going to need lots of material for the Newsletter (Fremont Street Mail) and the Journal (Border Vidette – a vidette is what the cavalry called a mounted lookout). The Fremont Street Mail will go out monthly and we’ll need lots of short material, even short articles.
I encourage you to look at historic newspapers. We can reprint material from the 19th century, it’s out of copyright. Plus you’ll find interesting articles on what were then current events. And you’ll find poetry, some of it hilarious. On line browse the Arizona Memory Project:
and America’s Historic Newspapers
We can do family photos of historical interest, your own “cowboy” poetry, and family history and things you find and read about that interest you. A few paragraphs to a few pages is fine for the Fremont Street Mail. And you can send announcements of coming events of historical and natural history interest and photos of sites of historic interest that you’ve visited. Send tidbits of historical facts you think might interest the rest of us.
I’d like to have things submitted single-spaced, in Word, and photos as JPGs, but can deal with other formats, if necessary. Nothing is too trivial. We want you to share. This is your newsletter.
Why is it the Fremont Street Mail? Fremont Street, named for the Pathfinder, Charles Fremont, is the location of Schieffelin Hall, our home.
Roundup Foreman’s Trumpet (coming speakers)
Sheriff’s Star (thoughts on where he’s leading the Corral)
Recorder of Marks and Brands
Trail Boss’s Whip (Trail Rides)
Blast from the Past (a piece of history)
Poetry Corner (Cowboy and 19th Century Poetry)
Deep Thoughts on History (Philosophy of how to do history)
Tidbits from History (small items stumbled upon that answer some question)
Call for Input (how to submit, what to submit, where to look for stories)
Tombstone Epitaph (a story from the Epitaph)
Places to Visit (Interesting museums, parks and places)
Hollywood Trivia (fun stuff from the TV and Movies)
Corral Members at Large (stories from Ranch Hands who have visited or hiked to some place of historical interest, or received recognition or participated in telling the world about Frontier History)
Last Campfire (stories about the most recent Campfire)
Photo Album (Photos submitted by Ranch Hands)
Local Events (flyers and notices of events of historical interest in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico)