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by nrobertb
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Samuel Hamilton Walker (February 24, 1817 – October 9, 1847) was an American army officer. He served as Texas Ranger captain and officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies. Walker served in several armed conflicts, including the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars. ...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:41 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Among the many gemstones found in Nevada, the Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal is one of the most beautiful. The Virgin Valley in northern Nevada is the only place in North America where the Black Fire Opal is found in any significant quantity.
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:17 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Eleven Point River is a 138-mile-long river in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, United States. It originates near Willow Springs, Missouri. It more than doubles in flow when Greer Spring Branch runs into it, adding over 200 million US gallons of water per day to the river. The name deriv...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:04 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The mustang is a free-roaming horse of the Western United States, descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses. The original mustangs were Colo...
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:36 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Bitterroot Range is a mountain range and a subrange of the Rocky Mountains that runs along the border of Montana and Idaho in the northwestern United States. The range spans an area of 24,223 square miles and is named after the bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva), a small pink flower that is the state...
by nrobertb
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:07 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Arizona state mineral is Wulfenite. Although classified as an uncommon mineral, wulfenite has wide distribution among the oxidized portions of lead-bearing deposits across Arizona. It’s named in honor of Austrian mineralogist Franz Xaver von Wulfen, who researched and wrote about the Carinthia lead ...
by nrobertb
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:45 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The first step in carving a saddle tree.
by nrobertb
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:19 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Washington state designated petrified wood as the state gem in 1975. Though rock-hard and jewel-like when polished, petrified wood is actually a fossil, not a gemstone. Petrified wood (from the Latin root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a spe...
by nrobertb
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:10 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A thunderegg (or thunder egg) is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed within rhyolitic volcanic ash layers. Thundereggs are rough spheres, most about the size of a baseball—though they can range from a little more than a centimeter to over a meter across. They usually contai...
by nrobertb
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:09 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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This lovely ring will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Juanita Tucson, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Pink Shell, White and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The ...
by nrobertb
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:35 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are not especially high – Mount Olympus is the highest at 7,965 ft; however, the eastern slopes rise out of Puget Sound from sea level a...
by nrobertb
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:44 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1945, Richard Eyer was the kid with the clean-cut, all-American look who won a number of "personality contests" and other competitions before he made his film debut in the early 1950s. Mainstream audiences may remember Eyer best as...
by nrobertb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:30 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Jesse Evans (born c. 1853; date of death unknown, disappeared 1882) was an outlaw and gunman of the Old West, and leader of the Jesse Evans Gang. He has received some attention due to his disappearance in 1882, after which he was never seen or heard from again. Jesse J. Evans was believed to have be...
by nrobertb
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:21 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forgotten western movies Billy the Kid Outlawed is a 1940 American Western film directed by Sam Newfield and written by Oliver Drake. The film stars Bob Steele as gunfighter "Billy the Kid", Al St. John as his sidekick "Fuzzy" Jones and Carleton Young as Jeff Travis, with Louise Currie and John Mert...
by nrobertb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:48 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Kiamichi River is a river in southeastern Oklahoma, United States of America. A tributary of the Red River of the South, its headwaters rise on Pine Mountain in the Ouachita Mountains near the Arkansas border. From its source in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, it flows approximately 177 miles to its c...

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