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Novelist to speak at Bushwhacker Museum Sunday as part of Vernon County Historical Society meeting

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A writer of historical fiction about the Old West will be the guest speaker Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Bushwhacker Museum for the quarterly meeting of the Vernon County Historical Society.

"History: It's what it is and not what people want it to be" is the theme of Diane Rogers' talk as she reviews her latest novel set in the American West in the 1870s.

Her heroine, "Maggie," writes for the Cheyenne Sun, rides the Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage and helps the Lakota Indians at the Standing Rock Reservation. Rogers is a native of New Jersey who now lives on a farm in Archie, Mo., and has written several novels based on western history.

They include "Survival on the Plains," "Brothers by Blood," and "Ghost Dancers," all of which incorporate strong-willed characters who overcome incredible difficulties to make a positive difference in life, she says.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. at the museum, 212 W. Walnut St., Nevada.

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