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by nrobertb
Fri May 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1641
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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
Forum: General Off Topic
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
Replies: 1641
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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...
by nrobertb
Tue May 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 403812

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The Jemez Mountains are a volcanic group of mountains in Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Los Alamos counties, New Mexico. Numerous Puebloan Indian tribes have lived in the Jemez Mountains region since before the Spanish arrived in New Mexico. The Pueblo Indians of this region are the Towa-speaking Jemez p...
by nrobertb
Mon May 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Sabine River (/səˈbiːn/) is a river, 510 miles long, in the Southern U.S. states of Texas and Louisiana. From the 32nd parallel north and downstream, it serves as the boundary between the two states and empties into Sabine Lake, an estuary of the Gulf of Mexico. Over the first half of the 19th c...
by nrobertb
Sun May 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 403812

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Here's an unusual piece. Mercury dime pairs hammered into cup shapes, interspersed with turquoise nuggets. Mercury dimes were silver and were minted from 1916-45. There are 64 dimes visible.
by nrobertb
Sat May 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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JOIN THE FORUM AND MAKE A DONATION! Thomas James Smith, also known as Tom "Bear River" Smith, (12 June 1830 – 2 November 1870) was a lawman in the American Old West and briefly marshal of cattle town Abilene, Kansas. He was killed and nearly decapitated in the line of duty. Little is known of Smith'...
by nrobertb
Fri May 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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If you enjoy this forum, now is the time to make a donation and keep it from going under. If it disappears we have no one to blame but ourselves. I am amazed by the lirerally hundreds of people who regularly visit it, but are not members. If you are one of these, now is the time to join and help sup...
by nrobertb
Wed May 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Comanche was a mixed-breed horse who survived General George Armstrong Custer's detachment of the United States 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876). The horse was bought by the U.S. Army in 1868 in St. Louis, Missouri and sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His ancestry and...
by nrobertb
Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Warren Stevens (not related to Mark Stevens) Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck...
by nrobertb
Mon May 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Mark Stevens, a second-tier star during the 1940s and 1950s, was born Richard William Stevens in Cleveland, OH, in 1916 Of Scottish and English heritage, the freckle-faced boy with the reddish hair had a father who was an American flyer. His parents divorced while he ...
by nrobertb
Sun May 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A late 1800'S Mexican parade saddle from the Bullock,Texas State History Museum.
by nrobertb
Sun May 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 403812

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The Vedder River, called the Chilliwack River above Vedder Crossing, is a river in the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington. The name Chilliwack comes from the Halkomelem word Tcil'Qe'uk, meaning "valley of many streams". Originating as the Chilliwack River in Washi...
by nrobertb
Sat May 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore Enfield 2A1
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Ishapore Enfield 2A1

I may have shown this rifle on the old forum. It is a 1967 Ishapore Enfield. I fire only handloads in it. My best load is a .308 150 grain boat tail bullet over 3031 powder.
by nrobertb
Sat May 09, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1641
Views: 403812

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Forgotten western movies: Arizona (1940) During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians. Jean Arthur as Phoebe Titus William Holden as Peter Muncie Warren Willi...

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