Robert V. (Van Schoick) Carr
Robert V. Carr, born July 15, 1877, wrote poetry and short fiction that was frequently published in Western magazines. The 1917 book, Literature of South Dakota, by Oscar William Courtesy, includes this photo and information:
....Came to Dakota with parents in 1890. Settled at Rapid City. Attended public schools at Rapid City, also the State School of Mines located at that place. Served with South Dakota Infantry in the Philippines. Upon return home became engaged in editorial work, being associated at various times with the St. Paul Dispatch, the Chicago Evening Post and the Denver Times. Later became editor of the Whitewood (S. D.) Plaindealer.
Robert V. Carr, known as the "cow boy poet," (although he never was a cow boy, but merely visited their camps), had published in 1902 a volume of poems called "Black Hills Ballads." These consisted of rambling verses centered mostly on frivolous themes.... read more here