Historical Note: Contention City is now a ghost town in southern Arizona; but in 1880 a silver strike led to a boom with gamblers, saloon girls, outlaws and miners all rushing there to get rich quick.
Gambler Cole Ransom arrives along with saloon owner Big Maggie, Cole's arch enemy Blacksmith Al Buck, and Parson Witt, Cole's friend and a Man of the Cloth.
Revenge and a vicious holdup lead to an exciting climax and deadly confrontation.
Zeke's short stories and novels are full of action, with interesting characters living in the challenging romance of the Old West. The plots often are drawn from actual incidents in Western history. You will meet Cowboys, Lawmen, Outlaws, Miners, and courageous women who braved the frontier and settled the great American West. BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON OR THE DIRECT FROMAUTHOR. (SEE BELOW).
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The book below tells the tale of three lads, Ted, Linc, and Sid. They leave their Minnesota farms to fight for the Union in the Civil War. After surviving Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, they go to Arizona and become lawmen., They fall in love, marry, keep the peace in Bradshaw City, Arizona Territory as they live out their colorful lives, A final, sentimental reunion results in a surprise ending.
(My wife, Jean, says that this is my best work.)
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Each piece of art consists of layers of wood. Select Pine or Basswood or Maple are most frequently used. Pictures for design are found from Old West scenes, movies or simply from Zeke's imagination.
The scene is cut out on a scroll saw initially, Then the background and figures are carved using primarily a Dremel Drill. When satisfied, Zeke will stain and/or paint the entire carving making certain to complete correct dimensions and depth,
Then the parts are glued together and the whole scene is scrutinized to make certain of the depth and detail is as accurate as possible.
Finally a frame is mitered and placed around the carving in a manner to create the appropriate depth effect. Generally, it takes about three months or more, working 2-4 hours per day to complete a piece.
EACH PIECE IN UNIQUE. YOU WILL HAVE THE ONLY ONE IN EXISTENCE!
The final step is to add some detail if necessary.
The carving above/left is made of Maple. It is 24x13 Asking Price $890
Author Zeke Ziemann writes about Doc Holliday, Tom Horn, Wyatt Earp and other Old West characters are in this entertaining and best selling book. Available on Amazon or a signed copy from the author,
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Based upon the famous Old West song, sung by Vaughn Monroe and Johnny Cash among others, "Ghost Riders in the Sky". (Three layers of select pine)
Just before the battle of The Little Big Horn, General Custer and his chief scout Curley ascended a high point called "The Crows Nest: to look down into the BIg Horn Valley, ( 3 layers of wood)
A scene created by the carver. Various characters gather on the boardwalk of the Old West Saloon for an evening of fun and excitement ... with the exception of the drunk on the right.
Based upon the Old West movie classic starring Alan Ladd as Shane. This carving ( three layers of select pine) is based upon the last scene of that great movie.
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