Today I’m happy to welcome author Pattie Shene as she shares some fascinating history about a legendary man.
On Christmas eve 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky, a child was born to Lindsey and Rebecca Carson and given the name Christopher Houston Carson. This young man would grow up to be one of the most notorious legends in the west, the famous “Kit” Carson.
Kit encountered tragedy at a young age when his father was killed by a falling tree when Kit was barely nine.. He had a price on his head while still in his teens, when he ran away from an apprenticeship with a saddle maker who offered a reward of one-cent for the return of the boy in a local paper.
He probably never saw the notice, for he had joined a wagon train that took him to the west he yearned to explore. Kit’s many occupations in…
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