Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by nrobertb
Sat May 05, 2018 12:24 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Oh I'm back in the saddle again, out where a friend is a friend... A Latigo Keeper -- a piece of leather attached to the saddle through which excess latigo is run to keep it from flapping against the horse or otherwise getting in the way -- next to the pommel of a saddle. Also known as a Tie Strap H...
by nrobertb
Sat May 05, 2018 11:53 am
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The trailer belonged to the Park Service and was there when I arrived. It was actually more roomy inside than you would think from the photo. My parents bought the car at the VW factory in Germany and drove it all over Europe, then shipped it home for me. I put a lot of miles on it. It was fun to dr...
by nrobertb
Sat May 05, 2018 9:49 am
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One more snake story and then I'll move on to something else. One day at Capulin Mountain I walked out to the weather station to take the daily readings. On the way I encountered two male prairie rattlers engaged in a "combat dance", their version of a wrestling match. From what I've read, most ratt...
by nrobertb
Fri May 04, 2018 10:13 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area lies in the Mojave Desert of Arizona and Nevada. My first permanent job with the National Park Service was there, living in this small trailer at the Willow Beach station. At that time everything I owned fit in there nicely. On two occasions I came out of the trail...
by nrobertb
Fri May 04, 2018 10:34 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park lies in the Chihuahuan Desert and has a high population of rattlesnakes. When I went out jogging at night I'd frequently see them lying on the warm asphalt roads. There is a long trail from the visitor center down to the cavern entrance. One year over the course of the...
by nrobertb
Thu May 03, 2018 12:28 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Everyone who lives in rattlesnake country has stories to tell. When I was living at Capulin Mountain National Monument in New Mexico, I went out one day to read the traffic counter which was in tall grass by the entrance sign. While I was writing down the numbers, I kept hearing a noise near my feet...
by nrobertb
Thu May 03, 2018 10:03 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here is a pair of Kelly Brothers spurs.
by nrobertb
Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here's a very nice pair of silver mounted spurs.
by nrobertb
Wed May 02, 2018 5:32 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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If, like Indiana Jones, you hate snakes, this will give you nightmares. The photo shows just a few of the 2,500 lbs. of rattlers caught at a recent rattlesnake roundup at Sweetwater, Texas.
by nrobertb
Wed May 02, 2018 1:14 pm
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I found the Dorsey Mansion very interesting. It had been abandoned for years and was an occasional overnight stop for cowboys moving cattle. Dorsey had built a huge cistern out of rot resistant cypress wood, to catch rainwater. When the new owners cleaned it out in the 1960’s they found a huge dump ...
by nrobertb
Wed May 02, 2018 1:36 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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I first got involved with the Dorsey Mansion when I was stationed at Capulin Mountain National Monument in the 1960's. At that time the owners were in the process of renovating the place and conducting tours. It is a long way from paved roads which is why it never took off as a tourist attraction, b...
by nrobertb
Tue May 01, 2018 11:10 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Courthouse and Jail Rocks are two rock formations located near Bridgeport in the Nebraska Panhandle. The Oregon-California Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Trail and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail all ran near the rocks. The pair of rock formations served as a landmark along the trails for many ...
by nrobertb
Tue May 01, 2018 11:35 am
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site (founded as Fort William and then known for a while as Fort John) was a significant 19th century trading post and diplomatic site located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in the eastern part of the ...
by nrobertb
Tue May 01, 2018 12:37 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Hanging out at the corral.
by nrobertb
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:19 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Back to the Santa Fe Trail. Council Grove in Kansas was one of the last stops before heading out across the prairie. The Last Chance Store was built in 1857 where the trail crossed the Neosho River. It was operated by Tom Hill as a trading post, as well as a post office and a polling place. The stru...

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