Macon's Perfect Shot
A fourteen-year-old in the 1870s, Macon Josey, ventures to brand new Yellowstone Park with family friend Uncle Bird Calfee and lands in a series of adventures that test his mettle and newfound skill as a marksman. More
Fourteen-year-old Macon Josey must earn enough money so his widowed mother won’t have to give up his baby sister for adoption. He sees a chance when Uncle Bird Calfee offers him a job caring for art equipment on a trip to the brand new Yellowstone Park. Macon’s mother fears marauding Indians, boiling geysers and ferocious bears, but Uncle Bird promises her he’ll stay on routes that avoid danger, and he’ll teach Macon to shoot his father’s rifle. Macon learns to be a sharpshooter while he and Uncle Bird travel meeting colorful characters and seeing hot springs, waterfalls, and canyons. This new skill becomes crucial after Uncle Bird falls into a geyser and Macon has to figure out how to get his scalded friend home. The only way is to head straight toward a band of murderous horse thieves.
Written by M. Mark Miller, a fifth-generation Montanan whose stories and articles on Yellowstone and Montana history have appeared in Big Sky Journal, Pioneer Museum Quarterly and Montana Quarterly. He is the author of two other books: Adventures in Yellowstone and The Stories of Yellowstone.
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