Author Buffalo Dale to speak Friday at Cherokee Strip Co.

Ponca City Now - February 3, 2015 12:09 pm

The 101 Old Timers Association and Cherokee Strip Company will present Dale Lewis, The Original Buffalo Dale, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cherokee Strip Company, 409 East Grand. He will speak as part of the free ‘Outlet and Osage History Series.’

Buffalo Dale made a chance encounter with Damon ‘Chub’ Anderson who had just been arrested after 16 years as a fugitive, which led to an intense collaboration on a book about Anderson’s life.

Footprints in the Dew is the story of Anderson’s life as a cowboy and accomplished outdoorsman as well as a thief, marijuana grower and fugitive from justice. The book also reveals Anderson’s role in the long unsolved murder of E.C. Mullendore II, one of the Southwest’s most prominent ranchers.

Mullendore was killed in his own home on a vast ranch in Osage County in 1970 and to date no one has ever been charged with his death.

A campaign has been started on kickstarter.com to help fund the independent publication of this long awaited story, drawn from hundreds of hours of research and personal interviews with Anderson and his closest friends and relatives.

 

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