The Old West remains one of Americas greatest eras. The stories that have emanated from its dusty landscape have created legendary icons; Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, Geronimo and Billy the Kid, to name a few. However, for every story told about the West there are a dozen untold, and for every tall tale passed down from generation to generation, a mountain of truth goes almost forgotten. But, thanks to Brooks White, one story of the untamed west wont fade into the sunset of lost historythe story of Galeyville, Arizona.
Galeyville has been reputed as a town rife with outlaws, gamblers and miners who lived life to the edge. That reputation and the legends around it have been meticulously researched, analyzed and interpreted by Brooks White in "Galeyville, Arizona Territory 1880Its History and Historic Archaeology." Using historic records and his own archaeological techniques, White has examined every aspect of this towns existence, from the areas geology and climatology before the creation of Galeyville to the detection of notorious outlaw Curly Bill Brociouss signature on a cave wall just outside the town.
"Galeyville, Arizona Territory 1880Its History and Historic Archaeology" is an impressive example of historical detective work that gives a clear glimpse into the haze of history. Historians, scientists and anyone who loves the Old West will find this an unforgettable read. The stories contained in the book are fascinating, not just because they are well-written and interesting, but because they are all true. Galeyville may not exist in the physical world anymore, but White has made sure that the truth behind the legends will never be forgotten.