- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: Colorado Historical Society (June 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0942576276
- ISBN-13: 978-0942576276
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Farrington Carpenter, who died at the age of 94 in 1980, was a northwestern Colorado rancher and lawyer who, though fully a Westerner in dress, dialect, and outlook, secretly identified himself as an Easterner -- proud of Ivy League education.
"Ferry made it a rule never to do anything the way he was expected to do it. And having done it in his own novel way, he was impatient to get on with something new."
"On the frontier of New Mexico at fourteen, he learned his cowboy skills and passed up a high school diploma. But this did not deter him from obtaining a diploma from Princeton and from Harvard Law School.... He then turned his back on the east for good and set up his law office in a Hayden bowling alley."
In 1909 he began his career raising Hereford cattle; by 1930 he owned the "largest registered Hereford herd on Colorado's west slope."
He served as a district attorney for a number of years, prosecuting "cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and a lady accused of murdering her husband with arsenic. He lead Hayde's citizens in their war against the cricket invastion of 1927-1928." "He negotiated a cease-fire between hundreds of armed sheepmen and cattlemen lined up for battle south of Craig, Colorado." Dubbed "Dynamite Carpenter" by the Denver Post, he mounted a legal challenge against the state's most powerful banking syndicate" in what he called the "Moffat Train Steal."
He held a number of positions of authority -- governmental and semi-governmental -- and boasted in 1970 "I never held a job that I didn't get fired from."
And along the way "he sharpened his skill" as an expert teller of tales -- a skill that extends to the friendly and sometimes outrageous prose used in this book.