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by nrobertb
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1649
Views: 411543

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Great western character actors: Olive Carey was born Olive Fuller Golden on January 31, 1896. Olive was 18 when she appeared in her first motion picture, a silent entitled, Tess of the Storm Country (1914). After she made A Knight of the Range (1916), she retired from films. In 1916, she married act...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: How often were they used?
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How often were they used?

I've always wondered just how often pistols actually played a part in battles, say in WWII? Has anyone ever seen any hard statistics, rather than just random word of mouth?
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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On April 17, 2002, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed a bill passed by the General Assembly designating the Rhodochrosite as the new state mineral. Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure s...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A serial film, film serial (or just serial), movie serial or chapter play, is a motion picture form popular during the first half of the 20th century, consisting of a series of short subjects exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly, until the series is completed. Ge...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forgotten western movies: Deadwood Dick (1940 serial) Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked villain known as the Skull, who leads a violent, renegade ban...
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Albert "Burt" Alvord (September 11, 1867 – after 1910) was an American lawman and later outlaw of the Old West. Alvord began his career in law enforcement in 1886 as a deputy under Sheriff John Slaughter in Cochise County, Arizona, but turned to train robbery by the beginning of the 20th century. Al...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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California's state gemstone is Benitoite, a rare blue barium titanium cyclosilicate, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. It forms in low temperature, high pressure environments typical of subduction zones at convergent plate boundaries. Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet lig...
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Camp Dick, Colorado is the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was established in the 1930s. It is located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, on the Middle Saint Vrain Creek. Middle Saint Vrain Creek is a good fly-fishing stream where anglers cast for rainbow, brown and cutthroat tr...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Samuel Hamilton Walker (February 24, 1817 – October 9, 1847) was an American army officer. He served as Texas Ranger captain and officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies. Walker served in several armed conflicts, including the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars. ...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Among the many gemstones found in Nevada, the Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal is one of the most beautiful. The Virgin Valley in northern Nevada is the only place in North America where the Black Fire Opal is found in any significant quantity.
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Eleven Point River is a 138-mile-long river in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, United States. It originates near Willow Springs, Missouri. It more than doubles in flow when Greer Spring Branch runs into it, adding over 200 million US gallons of water per day to the river. The name deriv...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The mustang is a free-roaming horse of the Western United States, descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses. The original mustangs were Colo...
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Bitterroot Range is a mountain range and a subrange of the Rocky Mountains that runs along the border of Montana and Idaho in the northwestern United States. The range spans an area of 24,223 square miles and is named after the bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva), a small pink flower that is the state...
by nrobertb
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Arizona state mineral is Wulfenite. Although classified as an uncommon mineral, wulfenite has wide distribution among the oxidized portions of lead-bearing deposits across Arizona. It’s named in honor of Austrian mineralogist Franz Xaver von Wulfen, who researched and wrote about the Carinthia lead ...
by nrobertb
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The first step in carving a saddle tree.

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