will discuss his latest book, “WHAT A DIRTY SHAME! 100 Unforgettable Place Names of Oklahoma,” at the Cimarron Heritage Center in Boise City on Tuesday evening, March 11, it was announced.
Etter, a retired reporter for The Oklahoman and now a freelance writer, will also be available to autograph books during the 7 p.m. meeting, said Jody Risley, Director for the event hosted by Cimarron Heritage Center.


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Chapters in “WHAT A DIRTY SHAME” dealing with the state’s Panhandle are the Cimarron River, Robbers’ Roost, Beer City, Texhoma, Hooker and Slapout.

Some of its other locations are Packsaddle Crossing, Dead Indian Lake, Cross Bell Ranch, Going Snake, Devil’s Canyon, Spook Light Road, Gotebo, Loco, Lost City, Gene Autry, Moonshine Road, Tia Juana and Wizzbang – plus the place that inspired the book’s title: Dirty Shame.

Etter’s other books include “Ghost-Town Tales of Oklahoma,” and he has written for such magazines as Persimmon Hill, American Cowboy, Western Horseman and Oklahoma Today.

A resident of Bethany, he has also lived in Laredo, Texas, and in southern New Mexico.




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