Beadle Dime Novels, 1860-1870

Beadle Dime Novels that served as the beginning of the mythology of the American West. “Seth Jones; or the captives of the frontier” was one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite stories and one of the first about the American frontier. Seth Jones represented a “Davy Crockett” type of character that would serve as a model for the development of future characters that included Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick, Jesse James, Kit Carson, etc.