Going Home: The West Family History

Day 2: A look at my mom's side of the family...

West is my mom’s maiden name and her father – my grandfather – was Cecil West and that’s him looking like the guest of honor at a hanging.

The day this picture was taken Cecil was 16 years old and had just won a Wild Bronc riding contest at Buffalo Bill Cody’s Ranch in Nebraska and is clearly elated about it.

Apparently Calamity Jane made the first “duck…

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