The Ox-Bow Incident -- The Book
Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. Published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned, a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature.
One reviewer called it a "mature, unpitying examination of what causes men to love violence and to transgress justice," and the novel was selected for One Book, One Chicago Spring 2005.
Wednesday, August 24, in the Twinberry Auditorium
2:00 - 2:45PM Presentations on the Fort Collins Lynching of 1888, cowboy poetry, and Walter Van Tilburg Clark
2:45 - 4:00PM Discussion Groups
4:00 PM Continue the conversation at an ice cream socia
The book is available at Old Firehouse Books for about $8.00
No reservations are required
The program is open to non-members.