After the telegraph halted the Pony Express riders, Susanna opened a bakery next to her apple orchard. Pa and Ma visited from Fort Refuge for the Thanksgiving holiday. Cowboy Montana and his pinto mustang, Pepper, kept Caleb and Rosita’s nearby ranch in good repair. Montana gentled Chili for Susanna. Sheriff “Howie” Hueston walked with feet of peace throughout Orchard Valley.
“And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;”
—Genesis 28:3 KJV