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by nrobertb
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling boo...
by nrobertb
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Some wooden wagons had brakes, others didn't. These were large blocks of wood that pressed against the steel wheel rims when the driver moved a lever.
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:42 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Paul Koslo (June 27, 1944 – January 9, 2019) was a German-born Canadian actor. Koslo started his career in such 1970s cult films as Nam's Angels a.k.a. The Losers, (referenced in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction), Vanishing Point and The Stone Killer. He also appeared...
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:19 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the highest point in the U.S. state of Colorado and the entire Mississippi River drainage basin. The ultra-prominent 14,440-foot fourteener is the highest peak in the Sawatch Range and the second-highest summit in the con...
by nrobertb
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:59 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Two pairs of spurs by Oscar Crockett.
by nrobertb
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:29 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Alabama Hills are a range of hills and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine in Inyo County, California. Though geographically separate from the Sierra Nevada, they are part of the same geological formation. The Alabama Hills are manag...
by nrobertb
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:45 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Little known western movies: Frontier Badmen is a 1943 American Western film directed by Ford Beebe and produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Several members of the cast are offspring of silent screen stars. Plot: A Texas cattle rancher (Robert Paige) and his sidekick (Noah Beery, Jr.) bre...
by nrobertb
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Sea Wing disaster occurred on July 13, 1890 when a strong squall line overturned the excursion vessel Sea Wing on Lake Pepin near Lake City, Minnesota. Approximately 215 people were aboard the vessel when it overturned and as a result of the accident 98 passengers drowned. An excursion barge tha...
by nrobertb
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:29 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Francis M. Gerstle (September 27, 1915 – February 23, 1970)[1] was an American actor, well known for his performances in a series of science-fiction films. Gerstle was born in New York City. He appeared in 60 films between 1950 and 1970, 110 television series and prog...
by nrobertb
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:26 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Panorama Point also known as Constable Mountain, is the highest natural point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 5,429 feet above sea level. It is located in southwestern Kimball County, near the point where Nebraska and Wyoming meet on Colorado's northern boundary. Despite its name and elevation, Pano...
by nrobertb
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:51 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 313684
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Here's a mule saddle showing how the breeching is attached.
by nrobertb
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:56 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's a mule saddle by Joseph Gee. The rings at the back are to attach a breeching (sometimes called a "britchin") which keeps the saddle from sliding forward. Mules have a flatter back than horses.
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:20 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Arabia is a side wheeler steamboat that hit a tree snag and sank in the Missouri River near what today is Kansas City, Kansas, on September 5, 1856. It was rediscovered in 1988 by a team of researchers. Today, the artifacts recovered from the site are housed in the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The A...
by nrobertb
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:35 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Some riders who have trouble with their saddle sliding forward, use a crupper, which is a strap that goes under the horse's tail.
by nrobertb
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:37 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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John King Fisher (October 1853 – March 11, 1884) was a gunslinger from the U.S. state of Texas during the heyday of the American Old West. Fisher was born during October 1853 in Collin County, north of Dallas, Texas, to Jobe Fisher and the former Lucinda Warren. Jobe Fisher was a cattleman who owned...

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