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BONANZA
THE SNOW WALKERS

A murdered cowboy and an empty horse corral coincide with the stealthy departure of eight "cavalry troopers."

Grim
skis,

(railing of the

horse thieves, on homemade leads to a half-frozen girl and a deadly

gun

battle.

RAPIERS AT PAIUTE CREEK


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The cold clash of dueling rapiers rings out over Paiute Creek as Little Joe fights for his honor against an Austrian Baron.

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But when Little Joe loses his heart to his adversary's daughter he doesn't foresee the vindictive hate of the outlaw Jobarts.

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BONANZA

1k SNOW

WALKERS

n F. Callarwi, Jr., Paul R, Lilly: h.i-i-j^hcut the i-iirid. fciihoriisd


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1961. Pubfishtd by Deli Publishing Co., Inc.. 750"Tlirrd Avenue, New Yors 17. N.T. Hi --: Vsver, President; Exr :-,-".- vg Harold F, Cur?.. / t ?.: s '.isi.if i3irec;or; Bryca L. Holland, Viessdiiion. Printed in U.S.A. Oesijned a.ni "t-c-j-:-:: ;. oj National aroaacasiins Company, Inc.
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Three hours later.

PA,

YOU PRACTICALLY
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INSULrED
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"THAT"

STAGS

LANDING CASH WAY YOU


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HADN'T ANY

REASON

THAT EVENING, AS PAVUSWT FADES

NO SOUNP BUT THE SIGHING OF THE WIND PENETRATES THE WHITE BLANKET OF SNOW FALLING ON THE CAGTWRI6HTS* ROOF THIS NlGHT.

BUT

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THE MORNING...

ffY/ THE BLIZZARD

HAS QUIT-BUT WE'RE 0i/ff/0f TURN

BlRDSONG'. \ NOTHING) CSCSI) LAST NIGHT, IN CABIN THEYKILLYOU GOT AWAY. WHAT DlDTHgy / MY FATHER HE FISHT-DO TO YOU ? V SO I CAN GET AWAY (SOB!? r HEAP MANY l shots, so i know he
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f1shting--like great chief;

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HUST-guT HALF-FROZEN CHIEF BLACK MOUNTAIN


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HAS BEEN KILLED

\-" IF THEY HAD ANY THE WAY THE CLIFFS CUGVE ABOUND, THAT \ FISHF LEFT IN ROCK COULD BE ROLLED \ THEM! X THINK HOSS'S IDEA IS SIGHT DOWN ON THE WORTH TRYING, CASIN, IF WE COULD START IT.' THE HORSE
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THIEVES
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WOULD

TO GET OUT

D FIGHT OPEN, THEN'

BUJJN POWDEU ADAW! SHIFT AROUND! MAKE THOSE

AS LONG AS

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LAST,

CAST-

OUTLAWS THINK TMECe ARE STILL FOUR I UP HERE


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COME ON- TAKE HIM! THE REST WON'T DARE
SHOOT AT US
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Daylight :s fading when ben cartwright's party reach the

ranch house with their


prisoners and
little 8ird50ns..

Lime Joe
SECRET

T&Or EVEMNG, APTEd

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L/rm JUS

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STAGS STATfO/V.
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TWAS LUCKY I FOUND WEI? BEFORE ANY OF TUE TOUGHS FROM VIRGINIA CITY BOTHERED HER! CHIEF WALKING HORSE
AGREED TO HAVE
MIS

BRAVES GUARD
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FROM
GOLD

HER TILL I COULD PERSUADE HER TO SELL ME THE CLAIM AND SO BACK EAST TO HER FOLKS.

MAN KETCH-UM
BULLET,

HEAP FINE BOY- LITTLE JOE THAT SOUNDS AS IF HEAP FINE RIFLE! KETCH-UM VEY80PY PROFITED BY LITTLE SAD. MAN STEAL-UM GOLD LITTLE TOE - SAD JOE'S DEAL-"
SOLID

ADAM!

VOU BET!

BONANZA

FELSENHEJMl

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a DINNER GIVEN BY ONE OF V WEALTH? MINE- OWNERS, 8EH CARTWRIGHT MAKSS THE ACQUAINTANCE OF AH

CITY'S

AUSTRIAN GENTLEMAN,

BARON WERNER

fRASG VQN FELS&/H&M..

And msanwme adam

is improv/ns n/s acquaintance with the barons daughter,'

When dinner is over and

the ladies ret/re.

00 you really own \ why, yes, map- -j an "empire" of timber mean miss von
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amd rangeland as
large as a

felsenheiml that my father and european dukedom/my two brothers, mr.cartwris^t ? hq%% and little joe ""and 1 own it! but we don't think of pond/is,

i do hope i \it is very possible shall have another ) mp. captwrigwt.' chance to talk with / my father has / nearly completed you, ma'am and soon ^a, a new ranch house
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and we

shall 3e

youp neigh0obs!

erosa as an
"EMPIRE""

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YOUR REMARK-- >OUR SLUG UPON THE FRENCH PEOPLE I AM VERY PROUD THAT MY SLOOP IS HALF FRENCH.'
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WHICH YOU CANNOT J \ \. BEMEpy y


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OF COURSE! I UNDERSrANDIT IS ONLY HUMAN TO MAKE THE BEST OF A SITUATION -OR AN INHERITANCE

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AS DAWW* BREAKS OVES PAIUTE CSEEK

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AS THE FOU3 CARTWRISHTS

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LEAVING TOWN.

When tue posse arrives, several have already been killed "the rest threatened with a stampede...

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THE

ANSWER IS PtPPtf/G EVMffY


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A VAT OF TICK-KILLING
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CHEMICALS

TICKS ACE DEAD,

\VATS

WHEN THE FEVER-CARRYlNG ANY TEXAS LONGHOCN SAFE WITH OUR LOCAL HERDS. / / I WILL BUILD THE DIPPING FOR THE BARON'S COWS... S*

-AND AFTER THEY'VE BEEN \ THAT'S FAIR! DIPPEPI'LL MIX SOME OF MY DO VOU ALL AGREE ? OWN SHORTHORN CATTLE / WITH THEM: WE'LL A. BARON-? y
QUARANTINE THE WHOLE

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PXQVED

FEVER-FREE

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The following pay on the ponderosa..


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pa,there'5 some- bad news body cowing with /-or he news i'll set a j wouldn't
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COOKIE

/RlDE SO FAST
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ITS

SAM

holt:

NO THEY WONT,SAMi
YOU'D BETTER "S

LOOK AT YOUff
COWS, TOO, BEN! THEY'LL HAVE IT!

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AND MY COWBOYS ARE


KEEPING
FBOiVi
THEiYt

SEPARATE

OTHEG BRANDS!
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WE'LL SAVE VOUR. COWS. TOO-IF THIS DOESN'T"

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/ill gladly pay-in cash for every animal you my neighbors, have lost from

BVT

WE WILL FIGHT TO THE LAST MAN TO


IT IS

texas fever, pgcv/0/ng that you send all best through the
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PROTECT OUR HERD! BECAUSE

dipping troughs.'

AND HEALTH*.'

CLEAN

rOU'K A LIAR, \ HOLD ON, \ COME ; JOBART! \LOOK, 8EN CARrWRlGHT! THEY'RE AS /SEN MIGHT 8E SHORT LOUSY AS fiV- /MISTAKEN / HORNS OVES? /TOO! yawn FIND NO SICK
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ONES

WE'LL

WHEN WE'RE DONE THEN YOU'D BETTER DIPPING OUR HERDS, COME SHOOTING, LARSON WE'RE NOT DIPYOUKS-1D
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protect "me range,

JOBART-WHETHER
?OU WANT IT OR not/ or else
we'll sury the/vv;

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\EVERY HEAP WE LOSE

DIPPlNG--AND SOMEBODY WILL PAY PLENTY FOR


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THEY HAVE SEENTHOSE J0BART5 ^V FROM THE START, ARE RONG OFF ALONEM WERNER! WE'D THEY'RE TROUBLE/ BETTER KEEP A MAKERS SEN! DOUBLE GUARD ON IS HERD TONIGHT-BECAUSE OF THEMi

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MY DAUGHTER OUT TO OUR NEW RANCH HOME.. .BUT NOW THAT X -^MUST STAY AND RIDE" HERO...
CAT TO BRING

THAT CASE ADAM, PERHAPS YOU WILL DO A GREAT FAVOR I WAS GOING TO V1R6INM

NEXT AF TEENOOl

THINK VICTO)?-MV

YOUNG 8LOODHOUNI?WIUL LEAD US TO THE BEASER OF THIS NOTE, 8EN THEN


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WE SHALL KNOW
BETTER WHAT

Four years catenas a pioneer ranches, he leagued that the settlements on the eastern
side of the s'erra nevada mts. were cut off by mail and medicine. ,_

wnter snows from

Norwegian sow jon torsteinson rui was 2# years old when he followed tfle 'forty-niners to califdrn/a and panned iis streams fox sold. he changed his name to john a thompson.

ON HOMEMADE
THE WEST,

SMS- --THE FIRST EVER SEEN


MAIL, A1ED/C/NES,

HE BEGAN CARRYING

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"SNOWSHOE" THOMPSON FOUND JAMES SISSON'S


CABIN BURIED IN SNOW- AND SISSON /NSIDE IT, HELPLESS WITH FROZEN FEET. HE CHOPPED SISSON A
STACK

OF FIREWOOD AMD LEFT

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Thompson skied to carson valley, madesz/s for six, taught the rescue party now to lys them, and led them to sisson's cabin two days later. sisson's life was saved.

MAKE.

THE FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENTS, WHICH FORGOT TO PAY "SNOWSHOE THOMPSON" ANYTHING, HAVE VOTED THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLARS TO SOUA VALL EY A STA TE PA&AT /N HIS HOMO/?.

NOW