Jane Little Botkin

Look for Updates on Boedeker: Wyoming Lawman and Friend of Butch Cassidy

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The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, to be released late 2020 or early 2021.
Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

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Researching Wyoming’s Boedekers, Truth or Legend?

A famous quote best describes the written lore of Lawman Hank Boedeker: “When confronted with the truth or the legend, print the legend.” Though not much is in print about Henry E. Boedeker, during the 1950s, campfire stories embellished tales of well-known past residents including Marshal Boedeker to impress visiting dudes at ranches across western…

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3-7-77, On the Anniversary of Frank Little’s Murder

3-7-77. The only clue attached to Frank Little’s corpse swinging on a hemp rope from a Milwaukee Railroad trestle in Butte, Montana, on August 1, 1917. A Bureau of Intelligence agent in charge noted that the pasteboard placard warned the dimensions of a grave: 3-feet wide, 7-feet deep, and 77-inches long. If so, the warning pinned…

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The Bisbee Deportation: An Ugly History That Has Not Been Rewritten

Tomorrow, July 12, is the 102nd anniversary of the infamous Bisbee Deportation. This horrendous action of Americans taking illegal action against other Americans will be memorialized in Bisbee, Arizona, with a host of speakers. Historians will try to explain the illogical hatred and misplaced patriotism of individuals responsible for the deportation, locals will bring to life the…