Before Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, dime novel writers created the Wild West, or big chunks of it.
Our pal Nathan Ward just did a survey of that scene, and writes: “Thought you might be amused by some of the dark set-pieces I dug up for this story on the dangers for Easterners looking to find the dime novel West.”
He also notes, “(Subhead not mine.)”
Check it out.