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 Earl Alonzo “E.A.” Brininstool

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Earl Alonzo “E.A.” Brininstool

Birth
Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 28 Jul 1957 (aged 86)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Space 3, Lot 2925; Section: Acacia
Memorial ID 33332747 View Source
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Western Poet and book author. Brininstool authored a number of books beginning with "Trail Dust of a Maverick: Verses of Cowboy Life, the Cattle Range and Desert" in 1914 and "The Bozeman Trail" in 1924. Other books include "Fighting Indian Warriors, "The Life and Death of Crazy Horse" and "Fighting Red Cloud's Warriors."

In 1925 Brininstool published "Troopers With Custer: Historic Incidents of the Little Big Horn," which still stands as one of the classic books on the famous battle. The book remains in print today. Brininstool interviewed numerous surviving troopers, Indians and scouts that fought at the Little Big Horn and made numerous trips to the Custer Battlefield during his research. Photo at right shows Brininstool (R) on the Little Big Horn battlefield with former Seventh cavalryman William C. Slaper (L). Mr. Brininstool edited "My People the Sioux" by Luther Standing Bear.

Died in his home in Hollywood, California, on July 28, 1957. Buried in Space 3, Lot 2925; Section: Acaia in Glendale.

"And sometimes I wonder and wonder if over that lone Great Divide
I'll meet with the boys who have journeyed across to the dim Farther Side?
If out on them great starry ranges some day in the future, I, too,
Shall ride on a heavenly bronco when earth's final roundup is through?

"They tell us no storms nor no blizzards blow over that bloom-spangled range;
That always and ever it's summer—a land where there's never a change;
And nights when I lie in my blankets, and the star-world casts o'er me a spell,
I seem to look through on the glories that lie in that great Home Corral." (The Range Rider Soliloquy, 1914)
----E.H. Brininstool


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