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Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:22 pm
by nrobertb
A pair of Oscar Crockett spurs.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:15 pm
by nrobertb
When I first saw this place in 1950, there was just a wooden frame around it with a couple of windows to look down into it.

The Big Well is a large historic water well in Greensburg, Kansas, United States. Visitors entered the well for a small fee, descending an illuminated stairway to the bottom of the well.

It was built in 1887 at a cost of $45,000 to provide water for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads, and it served as the municipal water supply until 1932. It was designated a National Museum in 1972.

It is billed as the world's largest hand-dug well, at 109 feet deep and 32 feet in diameter.

The well had a visitor's center detailing the history of the well's construction. On May 4, 2007, a tornado hit Greensburg, destroying the center. The well reopened on May 26, 2012.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:09 pm
by nrobertb
At Cedar Creek, Texas, stands Ms. Pearl. At 14 feet, she may be the world's largest squirrel.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:16 am
by nrobertb
This is the last of the pueblos. Whew!

Santa Ana Pueblo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 479. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Pueblo, named Tamaiya in Keres, administers a total reservation land of 73,000 acres in the Rio Grande valley and is composed of Native Americans who speak an eastern dialect of the Keresan languages.

The pueblo celebrates an annual feast day for its patron saint, St. Anne, on July 26.

Today, the Pueblo operates the Santa Ana Star Casino and is the site of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. The Pueblo owns and operates two championship golf courses, Santa Ana Golf Club and Twin Warriors Golf Club. They also run arts & crafts, gardening and cooking enterprises.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:58 pm
by nrobertb
There is a lot of controversy about where the geographical center of things lie. There are monuments for the centers of North America, the contiguous 48 states, and the fifty states, Probably there are others as well. Rugby, North Dakota claims to be at the center of North America, although others say no, it is several miles away. Not a big deal. Probably its main value lies in the tourist dollars it generates.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:19 am
by nrobertb
A pair of Blanchard spurs with the typical wide heel band and narrow shank.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:05 pm
by nrobertb
Frontier Justice ran on TV from 1958-61.
Frontier Justice was a CBS television Western anthology series which was a repackaging of episodes from CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
Stars: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:30 am
by nrobertb
Last month in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 am
by LCPfraTN
nrobertb wrote:Last month in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southwestern Colorado.
Beautiful horse!


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Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 pm
by nrobertb
Fury (retitled Brave Stallion in syndicated reruns) is an American western television series that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1960. It stars Peter Graves as Jim Newton, who operates the Broken Wheel Ranch in California; Bobby Diamond as Jim's adopted son, Joey Clark Newton, and William Fawcett as ranch hand Pete Wilkey. Roger Mobley co-starred in the two final seasons as Homer "Packy" Lambert, a friend of Joey's.

The frequent introduction to the show depicts the beloved stallion running inside the corral and approaching the camera as the announcer reads: "FURY!..The story of a horse..and a boy who loves him.

It was filmed at Jungleland USA in Thousand Oaks, California, and also at nearby Iverson- and Corriganville Movie Ranches near Simi Valley, California.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:17 pm
by indy1919a4
nrobertb wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 pm

The frequent introduction to the show depicts the beloved stallion running inside the corral and approaching the camera as the announcer reads: "FURY!..The story of a horse..and a boy who loves him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjJ7UNccJyI

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:18 am
by nrobertb
The Gabby Hayes Show is a general purpose western television series in which the film star and Roy Rogers confidant, George "Gabby" Hayes (1885–1969), narrated each episode, showed clips from old westerns, or told tall tales for a primarily children's audience. The first Hayes program ran on NBC at 5:15 p.m. Eastern for fifteen minutes three times per week and preceded the puppet series, Howdy Doody. It aired from December 11, 1950, to January 1, 1954. The second version was a half-hour broadcast on Saturday mornings, carried for only thirteen weeks from May 12 to July 14, 1956, on ABC.

The show was sponsored by Quaker Oats' puffed cereals, which were "shot from guns". As was common at the time, the host delivered the commercial. This often included Hayes firing a small cannon loaded with the cereal at the camera, while warning the viewers to "Watch out for your televisionary sets!"

The floor manager for the show was Fred Rogers (of children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ) until 1953 when he left NBC to start working in public television.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:21 am
by nrobertb
This will be my last post for a while. I go into the hospital for surgery tomorrow. If all goes well I'll be back I'/ll be back in a few days.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 pm
by ffuries
nrobertb wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:21 am
This will be my last post for a while. I go into the hospital for surgery tomorrow. If all goes well I'll be back I'/ll be back in a few days.
Here's wishing you a fast and safe recovery.

Re: Spurs and the Great West

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:18 pm
by nrobertb
Well, I'm back and apparently none the worse for wear. I had minor chest surgery so it will be a while before I can shoot or lift anything heavy.

Gunslinger ran on TV just in 1961.
Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local Army garrison Commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.
Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware