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The Launch of Harold Trisler’s book, “Finding the Lost Dalton” at the US Marshals Museum


Today, Red Engine Press Author Harold Trisler launched his first book, “Finding the Lost Dalton” at the beautiful US Marshals Museum here in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was a great event, shared with Harold’s family and many friends. It was also a wonderful time for Harold to share his research and that of Contributor David Higginbotham with other historians…about lost history found anew. It was especially poignant that the event took place at the newly opened and beautiful U.S. Marshalls Museum here in Fort Smith, Arkansas. “Finding the Lost Dalton” is an important book documenting the location, circumstance, and murder of Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Dalton. It is also a quick easy read. And well-known Fort Smith artist, Brett Short’s hand-drawn illustrations are impactful and beautiful.

Harold and Susan Trisler discussing ”Finding the Lost Dalton” at the U.S. Marshals Museum.

Harold and Susan Trisler discussing ”Finding the Lost Dalton” at the U.S. Marshals Museum.


Dalton was one of the brave federal lawmen of the Fort Smith, Arkansas, federal court that worked for federal Judge Isaac C. Parker. Dalton had brothers who worked with him as posse and after his death became legendary outlaws. Well researched by Trisler, this book will add to the knowledge of Frank Dalton's career and last days as a federal lawman in the Indian Territory. It is an important addition to the books on deputy U.S. Marshals…

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