Pat Jacobs, a Kansas native, will be at the Hastings Book Store from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday for a book signing promoting his new book, “The Chameleon Rancher.”


    Pat Jacobs, a Kansas native, will be at the Hastings Book Store from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday for a book signing promoting his new book, “The Chameleon Rancher.”
    Even though the book is fiction, it is based on ranchers and big cattlemen that Jacobs knew, as well as colorful characters that old-timers told him about.
    The story takes place in western Kansas in the 1890s and centers around Clint Armstrong, who was born in Missouri but moved to western Kansas around 1890. It takes you through Indian Territory in Nebraska and to the National Union stockyards in Kansas City, Denver and Fort Worth and even on some trips to Mexico, where the main character buys cattle.
    Jacobs was born and raised in Clark County, about three miles west of Ashland, near what they called the old Minneola Highway before there were paved roads. He was close to the east bank of Red Hole Creek with red dirt banks rising 200 to 300 feet above the creek. His wife, Nellie, was born in Dodge City.
   For the full story, go to dodgecitydailyglobe.ks.newsmemory.com.