The author's name is Marion Michael Dees. He is sixty-four years old. He has worked in construction of one kind or another for most of his life, about forty-five years. Back in November of 2020, he found out he had a blood clot in his lungs and went into AFib. He was in and out of the hospital until August of 2021, when they finally did a procedure to stop his heart from going into AFib. During this time, he had a lot of downtime when he could not work or had to work from home. It was during this time that he started writing this book. Because of his love for South Dakota, he wanted to make his story about that area and its history. Although this is a fictional story with some actual facts, much liberation has been taken. However, it is based on actual locations and times that reflect the kind of events that could happen and some that did happen during this period. He hopes the readers will enjoy their journey back in time. He thanks them for reading his book.