Wayne Winterton

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Dr. Winterton began his career in 1963 as a teacher and later, as the principal of two school on the Navajo Reservation.  He has also served as the Superintendent of the Albuquerque Indian High School, Superintendent of Schools for the Northern Pueblos Agency in New Mexico, and during 1978-79, he was the interim President of the Institute of American Indian Arts, a junior college in Santa Fe. 

In 1986, he joined the staff of the Bureau of Land Management's National Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona, as the Division Chief for Administration and Media Services, and served briefly as Center Director before his retirement in 2004 with forty-one years of public service.

Wayne Winterton



 


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From Ace to Zamboni
101 More Dust Bin Stories

With an introduction by Slim Randles, syndicated columnist
and host of the radio show, Home Country.

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Rosalie Duthe (1748-1830) was the world's first official dumb blonde. Duh!

How Bill Haley (1925-1981) became the rock 'n roll success story known as Bill Haley and His Comets.

Edna Purviance (1895-1958) faked her way into Charley heart and how Chaplin honored her for the rest of her life.

Harvey Wilcox (1832-1891) built a community based on Christian values.  The name of the community?  Hollywood.

 
 



 

 


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Stories from
History's Dust Bin
Volume 1, Second Edition

With an introduction by Eduardo Pagén, co-host of
 the PBS television series, History Detectives.

Was David Atchison (1807-1886) the President of the United States for one day?  You decide.

<---- Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), a founder of University College London, dictated that he be mummified upon his death.  Today, nearly 200 years after his death, he still occasionally attends Board Meetings where he is recorded as: "Present, but not voting." 

Meet Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), the author of the Devil's Dictionary.

Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a loner, a nobody, and a gifted artist whose talent was unknown until he died.

 



 

 


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Stories from
History's Dust Bin
Volume 2, Second Edition

With an introduction by Eduardo Pagén, co-host of
 the PBS television series, History Detectives.

Who was Patrick Gass (1771-1870), and why is a mountain in the Teton's named for him?  Read and learn.

How Homer Hickam's (1943- ) book, Rocket Boys, became the movie October Sky.

<---- Did you know that Laura Keene (1826-1873), the star of the stage play, "Our American Cousin," cradled President Lincoln's head against her shoulder after he was assassinated. 

It's true, a woman named Alice Liddell (1852-1934) was almost certainly the "Alice" in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

 



 

 


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Stories from
History's Dust Bin
Volume 3, Second Edition

With an introduction by Eduardo Pagén, co-host of
 the PBS television series, History Detectives.

<---- Meet His Majesty, Joshua Norton (1818-1880), who is better-known in San Francisco as Norton I, the Emperor of America and Defender of Mexico.

College President William Spooner (1844-1930) is best known for his "tips of the slung."  Opps, "slips of the tongue."

From zero to 632 mph in five seconds, Dr. John Stapp (1910-1999) is the fastest man on Earth.  But why?

Truck driver Larry Walters (1949-1993) set the standard in lawn chair aviation.

 



 

 


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Whistler's Gold
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Spanish Conquistadors, hidden treasure, and a disappearing corpse on the Navajo Reservation provides the backdrop for an unusual mystery and an unlikely romance between Kee Notah, a Navajo boy, and Grace Garretson, an Anglo girl. 

The couple marry and Grace gives birth to a daughter, Rena.  As Rena grows into her teenage years, she is told a story by her grandmother about a deserted trading post not far from where she herds sheep, and a  skin-walker who lives within trading post known by the community as Hasteen Whistler.

Synopsis

In 1934, a Navajo man was murdered inside a trading post.  The killer, pursued midway up the rock cliff behind the trading post, escaped by suddenly disappearing while in full view of his pursuers. 
 

In 1974, forty years after the murder, Grace is robbed as she transports priceless artifacts from a Santa Fe museum to an archaeological symposium near the reservation.  Thieves, believing the artifacts are the key to a 400-year-old treasure on the Navajo Reservation, are thwarted by Grace and Kee's daughter, Rena.  Not only is the case of the stolen artifacts solved, but the truth of the skin-walker, and the solving of the 40-year-old trading post murder in this fast-paced romance-mystery.