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by nrobertb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:16 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Joseph Kilgore founded the toy gun business in Homestead, PA in 1917. By 1919 Kilgore moved his business to Westerville, Ohio and expanded it by leaps and bounds. By the 1930s The Kilgore Manufacturing Company was producing 25,000 cap guns and 100,000 rolls of caps each day. Around 1985, Kilgore sto...
by nrobertb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:32 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Did you play with cap guns as a kid? I sure did. There were a million different kinds. A cap gun, cap pistol, or cap rifle is a toy gun that creates a loud sound simulating a gunshot and a puff of smoke when a small percussion cap is exploded. Cap guns were originally made of cast iron, but after Wo...
by nrobertb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Rawhide ran from 1959-65. Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way. Eiic Fleming was the star as trail boss Favor, but everyone remembers Clint Eastwood as Rowdy, because of his later movie fame. P...
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:47 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's a Sunrise River knife with an unusual handle.
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:16 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Old time western jails weren't necessarily like the Hollywood version, with roomy cells and the Sheriff's wife bringing over a home cooked meal three times a day. Especially in small towns they were more likely to be a tiny boiler plate box or made of iron straps riveted together.
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:23 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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With probable Paleolithic origins, the inverted crescent form (called Naja by the Navajo) has represented the Phoenician goddess of fertility, Astarte, and is mentioned in the Book of Judges among the “ornaments on camels’ necks.” The Moors – who dominated Spain for eight centuries – adopted the cre...
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:02 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Judge Roy Bean ran from 1956-57, starring Edgar Buchanan. Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after actress Lillie Langtry. When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the town, he establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of law and order. Buchanan was ...
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:07 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's a group of Zuni fetishes. Many artists include a medicine bundle tied to the back of the fetish. These bundles are meant as a gift offering to the animal spirit. The bundles provide the animal spirit with energy, enhancing its powers and allowing its prayers to be heard more easily.
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:28 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ran on TV from 1955-61 with Hugh O'Brien in the title role. He worked in TV right up through 2000. Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, w...
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:51 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Hovenweep National Monument is located on land in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah, between Cortez, Colorado and Blanding, Utah on the Cajon Mesa of the Great Sage Plain. Shallow tributaries run through the wide and deep canyons into the San Juan River. Although Hovenweep National Monumen...
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:30 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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One additional Navajo rug type: that produced in the Chinle-Nazlini area.
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:22 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Another unique Navajo silver and turquoise item is the bowguard. Originally it was to protect the wrist from the snap of the bowstring. Today it is an item of male jewelry. This piece is sand cast, meaning that the design was carved in soft rock and then molten silver poured in. The Navajo silversmi...
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:36 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Deputy TV series ran from 1959-61, starring Henry Fonda as Marshall Simon Fry. Unfortunately, Fonda's character was fully integrated into the plot in only six of the episodes of the first season and thirteen in season two. In all other episodes he appeared only briefly, generally at the start of...
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:10 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Tales of the Texas Rangers ran on TV from 1955-58. Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be current day Rangers, i.e., it was a history of the Texas Ran...
by nrobertb
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The tobacco canteen is a unique Navajo silver item. The early versions were made of leather and were for carrying the loose tobacco used in roll your own cigarettes. They are usually around four inches wide and are difficult to make. The silver has to be hammered very thin and can easily be split by...

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