Western

L. Ron Hubbard loved the West and understood the tradition and spirit of the frontier that had ever infused the daily life of his Montana childhood. Indeed, his Montana was a microcosm of the Western frontier, an immense natural expanse that “swallows man up rather easily” and a place he treasured, in retrospect, for “its do-and-dare attitudes, its wry humor, cowboy pranks, and make-nothing of the worst and most dangerous.”