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When the Legend becomes Fact, Print the Legend

Ron Lewis

The title of his article comes from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Original Copyright © 1962 Paramount Pictures Corporation and John Ford Productions, Inc copyright has expired. Image acquired from Wikipedia Images, Public Domain.

This article isn’t about the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, nor the short story by the same name by Dorothy M. Johnson. The mythos of the Old West has blown facts so far out of proportion the truth hardly matters. In the movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a…




Fictitious is a publication featuring short story fiction (and a few non-fiction articles) by published authors. For the most part, we make stuff up. But there are always exceptions.

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Ron Lewis

Ron Lewis

Ron Lewis has had a lifelong interest and love of both history and westerns.

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