Frank Gee Patchin (1861-1925) is an American author of over 200 adventure books. Many were published under various pseudonyms. During his life, he wrote many works that remain popular today. These included such series as "The Battleship Boys", "The Range" and "Grange Hustlers" and "The Pony Rider Boys". It is mainly of the western/ranching persuasion with plenty of adventure and danger thrown in, and is unashamedly aimed at boys. This latter series was one of the earliest examples of a children's pony series. His creation is truly brilliant and required reading.
"The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico; Or, The End of the Silver Trail" is a popular series of short stories by Frank Gee Patchin. The story tells of the adventures of the young guys Tad Butler, Walter Perkins, and Stacy 'Chunky' Brown, who spent their summer holidays in the saddle. During this time they managed to meet many adventures. This book was written at the height of the popularity of the author, and therefore, will interesting to all readers.