Bill Sniffin FILE

Bill Sniffin

Jim Smail’s Scottish grandfather came to America and homesteaded in Farson back in 1915. That old desert rat started taking Jim’s father to the Red Desert back then, and that tradition continued as Jim’s father took his son to the desert shortly after Jim entered the world 83 years ago.

This column is a tribute both to my friend Jim, who died recently, and to that vast desert that he loved more than just about anybody that I ever knew.

Bill Sniffin is a longtime journalist from Lander and publisher of Cowboy State Daily. Email:

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