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by nrobertb
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's an interesting hodgepodge: a couple pairs of U.S. Cavalry spurs, a pair that is maybe Mexican, horseshoes, and even a knuckleduster.
by nrobertb
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:40 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Blue River is a 50.8-mile-long stream that runs through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. It arises near Alpine and flows south into the San Francisco River just upstream from Clifton. The Blue River varies in altitude from 6,400 to 4,000 feet.
by nrobertb
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:33 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The basis of the future Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company began with Henry Mitchell’s original learned trade: wheel-making. He was the first man in Chicago to build wagons for consumers. He brought his trade to Southport (now Kenosha, Wisconsin and then Racine, building the foundation for the wagon compa...
by nrobertb
Sun May 31, 2020 8:13 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forgotten western movies: Under A Texas Moon (1930) Frank Fay, as a Mexican named Don Carlos, rides into a small Texas border settlement on the Fourth of July in the early 1880s. He is accompanied by his two inseparable companions, played by Georgie Stone and George Cooper. The day is being celebrat...
by nrobertb
Sat May 30, 2020 3:30 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Forever and fondly remembered as Don Adams' foil on the popular Mel Brooks/Buck Henry spy series Get Smart (1965), character actor Ed Platt (also billed as Edward C. Platt) had been around for two decades prior to copping that rare comedy role. Born in Staten Island, ...
by nrobertb
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Bain Wagon Company was one of the most recognized and respected wagon makers in the United States. It began in the late 1830s as Mitchell & Quarles. Edward Bain and George Yule worked for the company. In 1852, Bain took over the Kenosha, WI factory and established the Bain Wagon Company, and pro...
by nrobertb
Thu May 28, 2020 3:10 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Range Riders Museum, Miles City. Montana.A large Museum just jam-packed with exhibits ranging from the age of the dinosaurs to the 21st century! Exhibits include: many from the Native Americans of the area; from the pioneers of the range country of the Great Plains; from soldiers, including General ...
by nrobertb
Wed May 27, 2020 12:21 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Two pairs of Buermann spurs.
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by nrobertb
Tue May 26, 2020 3:17 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: William Wellman Jr. Rangy, sturdy-looking actor William Wellman Jr., was born in Los Angeles on January 20, 1937, one of seven children born to legendary director William A. Wellman and his fourth wife, one-time actress Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who appeared in a few of...
by nrobertb
Mon May 25, 2020 4:26 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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These are belly dump wagons, used for spreading dirt or gravel in road construction during the old days.
by nrobertb
Sun May 24, 2020 10:26 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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These were known, appropriately enough, as "the big wheels". They were used in logging in the midwest and west. They could haul one huge log or several smaller ones. The "driver" didn't ride it but walked alongside the team.
by nrobertb
Sat May 23, 2020 11:12 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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McKenzie Pass, elevation 5,325 feet is a mountain pass in the Cascade Range in central Oregon. It is located at the border of Linn and Deschutes counties, approximately 25 miles northwest of Bend, between the Three Sisters to the south and Mount Washington to the north. Oregon Route 242 goes over th...
by nrobertb
Fri May 22, 2020 3:11 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Mazatzal Mountains are a range in south central Arizona, about 30–45 miles northeast of Phoenix and the Phoenix metropolitan area. The origin of the name remains obscure but one possibility is that it is from the Nahuatl language meaning "place of the deer". The crest of the Mazatzals forms the ...
by nrobertb
Thu May 21, 2020 10:26 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's an antique high back saddle by the Askew Saddle Co. Kansas City, Missouri 1866-1928. The Askew Saddlery Company was the ultimate culmination of two of Kansas City, Missouri's most prominent and pioneering businessman the Uncle and Nephew William Askew and Frank Askew. The saddle company facto...
by nrobertb
Wed May 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forgotten western movies: 20 Mule Team (1940) In Death Valley, the Desert Borax Co. is on the verge of failure as borax deposits are exhausted. Along with the other mule-team drivers, Bill Bragg (Wallace Beery) goes unpaid and is barred from his room over a saloon owned by Josie Johnson (Marjorie Ra...

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