Copyright 17/11/11 by Raymond Daley
Towns come and towns go. The town of Dry Gulch came and went with the Gold Rushes.
It's name wasn't ironic in any way, Dry Gulch had always been a prosperous town, even when it was the frontier.
No law but plenty of grass lands for those who had cattle, and there were plenty of them.
The way the Marshall always explained it was that this particular meaning of dry was a Cheyenne word for fertile.
The town had been built fast to support the cattle folk, supply and demand, fulfil a need.
Main Street had been the first to be built, everything important was there, Marshalls Office, Saloon, Mercantile Store, Stables.
And The Kid. Always seems like The Kid had been there since day one. Always in the same place, by the horse trough outside the saloon.