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WINNING WOMMACK

he Wild West History Association (WWHA) has awarded Colorado author Linda Wommack (left) its Six-Shooter Award for best general Western history article for “Confidentially Told. The article makes good use of northwestern Colorado cowhand Frank Willis’ never published manuscript “Confidentially Told.” Fellow cowhand Hi Bernard had confessed to Willis how and why Colorado cattle barons had hired paid killer Tom Horn around the turn of the 20th century, but Bernard made Willis swear not to publish a word about it until after Bernard’s death (which came from a heart attack on Jan. 31, 1924). “It is such an honor to receive this award from Wild West History Association, a prestigious organization of the highest caliber—I am humbled,” says Wommack, a lifelong resident of Littleton, Colo., the author of and other books about her native state, and the writer of the Collections department for .

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