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by nrobertb
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Many of the small western mines used little hand pushed railroad cars to bring the waste rock out of the mine and dump it. Around 1974 a friend and I tried to pull one of these little cars out of the entrance to a silver mine in American Fork Canyon, Utah with the winch on a Toyota 4-wheeler. Unfort...
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway is an Abt rack system cog railway with 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in standard gauge track in Colorado, USA, climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado near Colorado Springs. The railway is the highest in North America by a consi...
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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I was watching a TV show about fantastic log houses. The host was visiting a house that was decorated with many stuffed animal heads. He remarked that it must have taken a long time to accumulate all of them. The homeowner replied, no, every time a hunter dies, the first thing the widow does is put ...
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:57 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Some of the oldtimers liked to braid their lariats out of rawhide. Here's a photo of a 4-strand, 68' rope. These were very strong but had the drawback of stretching if they got wet.
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:01 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Bighorn River is a tributary of the Yellowstone, approximately 461 miles long, in the states of Wyoming and Montana in the western United States. The river was named in 1805 by fur trader François Larocque for the bighorn sheep he saw along its banks as he explored the Yellowstone.The upper reac...
by nrobertb
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:57 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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WWII U.S. Army bearpaw style snowshoes are an interesting collectible that has been showing up at antique shops and flea markets in the last couple of decades, after they were surplused from long time storage. They are made of wood with rawhide lashing and feature bindings with a metal toe plate tha...
by nrobertb
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:16 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Wind River Range (or "Winds" for short), is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. The range runs roughly NW–SE for approximately 100 mi. The Continental Divide follows the crest of the range and includes Gannett Peak, which at 13,802 ft, is the highest ...
by nrobertb
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:13 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Whiskey Barrel Wood Mens Wedding Ring Twist Damascus Steel Wood Ring Lined with Whiskey Barrel White Oak .
by nrobertb
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:13 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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This is an excerpt from a much longer essay on cowboy cussin' by Michael Branch. I like to think of myself as a New West kind of guy, but all this regulation and penalizing of what I view as an essential mode of self-expression caused me to wonder what the tradition of profanity in the Old West migh...
by nrobertb
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:00 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Robert F. Simon (December 2, 1908 – November 29, 1992) was an American character actor. Simon was born in 1908 in Mansfield in Richland County in north central Ohio, where he was an all-state high school basketball champion in the 1920s. He became an understudy to Lee...
by nrobertb
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:15 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Llano Estacado lies at the southern end of the Western High Plains ecoregion of the Great Plains of North America; it is part of what was once called the Great American Desert. The Canadian River forms the Llano's northern boundary, separating it from the rest of the High Plains. To the east, th...
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:17 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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For anyone who likes the themes of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and A Fistful of Dollars, google the performances by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra for a real treat.
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:25 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Just outside Rapid City, SD, is an attraction called Thunderhead Falls. Over 130 years ago, miners first began excavating a tunnel at the site that would become Thunderhead, drilling the 600-foot long tunnel by hand as they followed a promising quartz vein, hoping for gold. While the gold was never ...
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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World Bird Sanctuary is both a unique St. Louis attraction and entertaining environmental education opportunity. With over 305 acres and over 200 animals in their care, it offers a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve, protect and inspire to safeguard bird...
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:06 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A 1930's saddle by N. Porter of Phoenix, AZ.

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