Excerpt: That land of the West has gone now, "gone, gone with lost Atlantis," gone to the isle of ghosts and of strange dead memories. It was a land of vast silent spaces, of lonely rivers, and of plains where wild game stared at the passing horseman .
Hall, Kenneth Estes. 2014. The Kansas Cattle Towns: Where Trail Meets Rail. Studies in the Western. Vol.22 57-65. http://www.westernforschungszentrum.de/