Waldrop, Howard. "The Passing of the Western"
Divergence: c 1850 CE
What if: Taming the American West also involved bringing water to it, plus the film industry set up in Boise.
Summary: Excerpts from books and magazine articles about Boise's one-time fascination with cloudbusters.
Published: In Razored Saddles (eds. Joe R. Lansdale and Pat LoBrutto), Dark Harvest 1989 (0913165492), Avon 1990 (0380711680); Night of the Cooters: More Neat Stories, Ursus/Ziesing 1990 (0942681053), Ace 1993 (0441574734); Night of the Cooters: More Neat Stuff, Legend 1991; and Dream Factories and Radio Pictures (e-book), ElectricStory.com 2001.