Footprints in the Dew
The Unsolved Murder of E.C. Mullendore III
Discussion & Book Signing
Saturday, December 12th, 1:00 PM
About the Book:
For the past nine years Oklahoma writer and columnist Dale R. Lewis, aka “the Original Buffalo Dale” has been working on a book about the life of Damon “Chub” Anderson and his role in the unsolved murder of prominent Oklahoma rancher E.C. Mullendore III. On September 26, 1970 Mullendore was killed in his home on the vast Cross Bell Ranch in Osage County. Although Anderson was in the house with him at the time, he was never charged with the murder. In the following years both the murder and Anderson’s own life took on a mythic quality.
Lewis’ book Footprints in the Dew tells the story of what really happened on the night of the murder as well as the events of Anderson’s life afterwards. Anderson collaborated on the project until his death in 2010 and the book is based on extensive interviews with him.
From the Author:
“My experience includes work as a private investigator and providing security for special events and private clients. Indian tribes I have worked with have called me a scout, tracker, translator and interpreter in recognition of my special interest in their history and traditions.
As a native of northeast Oklahoma, I am intimately familiar with both the landscape and the culture in which this story is set. Since 2005 I have been writing a weekly column, Down the Road with the Original Buffalo Dale which focuses on the history of Oklahoma and my adventures traveling around the country. These columns are published by Gatehouse Media and are also featured on my website www.originalbuffalodale.com.
In addition, I have worked as a corporate writer and I appear as a commentator on a weekly radio show. I am a seventeen year member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Dewey High School.
The research and writing for Footprints in the Dew has taken me from the plains of Oklahoma to the high mountain country of Montana in pursuit of Chub Anderson’s life story. I have interviewed dozens of people and been in contact with dozens more in my effort to uncover the truth about his life as a fugitive and his role in the unsolved murder of E.C. Mullendore III.”