1908 - Born in Kewanee, Illinois on the 19th of November.
- Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two and a half years and then transferred to the University of Missouri at Columbia to study journalism.
1930 - He worked for a number of newspapers before becoming a trapper in Canada then later moved to new Mexico to be an archeologist's assistant.
1935 - He sold his first short story and novel under the pen name of Luke Short.
1948 - Alone four Luke Short novels appeared as movies
1947 - Wrote "Ramrod".
1984 - Wrote the Blood on the Moon.
1975 - He continued to write novels, despite increasing trouble with his eyes.
- His ashes are buried in Aspen, Colorado, his home at the time of his death. Died on the 8th of August.
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