By downing a whiskey in the winter in this rough-stone building, constructed in 1851 by Joseph Knoble as a brewery and now on the National Register of Historic Places, I was coming as close as I could in the present day to replicating the venue and circumstances that caused “a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney” to gun down Frank Ross in this town and start the revenge quest of 14-year-old Mattie Ross in Charles Portis’s classic novel “True Grit.”
I'm so glad I could afford private school tuition. The state taking over Little Rock…
good one, Vanessa.
Wow - at least he's being honest about wanting the 1950s back.