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Richens Lacy (or Lacey) Wootton (1816 - 1893), often referred to as Uncle Dick Wooton, was an American frontiersman born in Virginia, but lived most of his life in Colorado.In his early life Wootton was a mountain man and trapper, then a hunter atMoreRichens Lacy (or Lacey) Wootton (1816 - 1893), often referred to as Uncle Dick Wooton, was an American frontiersman born in Virginia, but lived most of his life in Colorado.In his early life Wootton was a mountain man and trapper, then a hunter at Bents Fort. In 1866 he built a toll road through Raton Pass. He hired a tribe of Utes under Chief Conniache to build it. He later sold the road to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.Uncle Dick Woottons tale spans a broad chunk of the 19th century American frontier. Originally a mountain man, Uncle Dick ran the gamut of wild west professions: he was a scout, hunter, trapper, trader, freighter, and rancher. He narrowly escaped death on numerous occasions and he was an avid Southern sympathizer during the Civil War. Full of humor, Uncle Dicks memoirs include a description of Hobnobbing with Brigham Young and spooky tales of headless senoritas. Truly an encyclopedia of life on the southwestern frontier.I. A Famous MountaineerII. Uncle Dick TalksIII. Hunting and TrappingIV. Five Thousand Miles on HorsebackV. Buffalo FanningVI. Among the Utes and ApachesVII. Indian Tribes of the Far WestVIII. Indian Customs and SuperstitionsIX. Perils of the PioneersX. A Convention of GrizzliesXI. The Taos MassacreXII. A Trip to Old MexicoXIII. A Stage Coach MassacreXIV. A Campaign Against the NavahoesXV. Dull Times on the FrontierXVI. Overland to CaliforniaXVII. Hobnobbing With Brigham YoungXVIII. Old Fashioned JusticeXIX. Penned Up by the UtesXX. Colorado’s Oldest FarmerXXI. Ox Teams and Prairie SchoonersXXII. Mutinous TeamstersXXIII. Freighting for Uncle SamXXIV. An Infant CityXXV. The Haunted FortXXVI. Plains Indians on the War PathXXVII. Pathfinder and BuilderXXVIII. Stage Coach StoriesXXIX. Farewell Visits of the Red MenThis book published in 1890 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.