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First Name

Lyn

Last Name

Messersmith

Title

Cowboy Poet & Freelance Writer

City

Alliance

Home Phone

(308) 762-2583

Cell Phone
Work Phone
Email

lucky1@bbcwb.net

Biography

Lyn Messersmith is a third-generation Cherry County rancher and a freelance writer who has fed a lot of hungry cowhands and has been one herself. She holds a degree in mental health and has worked in that field and as curator of the Cherry County Historical Museum. Lyn enjoys passing on the oral traditions of the cattle industry and has been featured at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings all over the West, as well as in Canada. Her belief that we are who we are because of where we’ve been, has involved her in an ongoing quest to explore pioneer women’s diaries and the lives of historical figures.



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