The Virginian was published, in 1902, the type of hero Wister termed the "horseman of the plains" was extinct, and many of the legendary mining centers of the post–Civil War era were ghost …" /> The Virginian was published, in 1902, the type of hero Wister termed the "horseman of the plains" was extinct, and many of the legendary mining centers of the post–Civil War era were ghost …" /> The Virginian was published, in 1902, the type of hero Wister termed the "horseman of the plains" was extinct, and many of the legendary mining centers of the post–Civil War era were ghost …" />