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Cover, "Murder in the Tetons," the first full length book by the writer for Wyoming Tales and Trails posted to the website and avalable to be downloaded by the reader free.

In 2021 there was added a full-length bookd about the 1889 death of Robert Ray Hamilton, a great grandson of Alexander Hamilton who constructed a Lodge in upper Jackson Hole. His death under suspicious circumstances led to a subsequent 16 years of litigation over his estate. Hamilton, a New York State Assemblyman, had inherited and built upon a fortune left to him by his ancestors. In his will, he left the equivalent in terms of 2021 mmoney over $4,000,000 to his two-year old adoped daughter to provide for her education and support. Other large sums were left to his brother and neices and nephews. Another large sum was left to provide water to the horses of New York. Hamilton's adopted daughter was placed in the custody of an orphanage which disposed of the children on orphan trains. His brother had to file bankruptcy, the brother's share ending up in the pockets of the brother's former wife. Hamilton's body itself was interred without ceremony in an unmarked grave. The only one who apparently mmourned Hamilton's death was the daughter. She would have scarcely known her adoptive father since he died when she was about two years old. later, when she reached adulthood married and name two of her children after Hamilton's maternal ancestral relatives.

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Murder in the Tetons.