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by nrobertb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Dent Site is a Clovis culture (about 11,000 years before present) site located in Weld County, Colorado, near Milliken, Colorado. It provided evidence that man and mammoth co-existed in the Americas. The site is located on an alluvial fan alongside the South Platte River. Following a period of heavy...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Great western character actors: Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Although he had appeared in weste...
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: LUCKY DAY AT THE RANGE
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: LUCKY DAY AT THE RANGE

My unknown benefactor struck again. Today at the range he left a box of 20 "Goex Black Dawge Cartridges", 45-70 405 gr. bullets with RNFP black powder. They look old but I've never heard of these before so can't say for sure.

I hope he has a lot more supplies to leave. :dance:
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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The popular and much revered Bob Hall was born in a log cabin in Dade County, Missouri in 1915 -- moving to Riverside then Hanford, California when he was a teenager. Hall made his first pair of spurs from spare oil rig parts while working as a cowboy on a ranch in the 1930s. Bob joined the army in ...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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The New Mexico State Legislature adopted the turquoise as the State Gem on March 23, 1967. Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized ...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Did you ever wonder who the anonymous gunman is that Marshall Dillon has the shootout with at the start of the Gunsmoke TV shows? Well, it was this guy: Arvo Ojala (February 21, 1920 in Seattle, Washington – July 1, 2005 in Gresham, Oregon) was a Hollywood technical advisor on the subject of quick-d...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Jose and Carlos Figueroa moved from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1901 and worked as bit and spur makers. They were both active in making bits and spurs, but they did not work together for much of their careers. Jose is the only one known to have marked his work, but most of his bits and spurs are unmark...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Forgotten western movies: Blazing Six Shooters is a 1940 American Western film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and written by Paul Franklin. The film stars Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Alan Bridge, George Cleveland and Henry Hall. The film was released on April 11, 1940, by Columbia Pic...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Ponca State Park, Nebraska: The park was created in 1934 when 160 acres of land were donated under the sponsorship of Ponca Legion Post 117. In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps began developing the site. The park and town bear the name of the Ponca tribe, who inhabited the area before European ...
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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The Keya Paha River flows 127 miles through the U.S. states of South Dakota and Nebraska. The name is derived from the Dakota language ke'-ya pa-ha', meaning "turtle hill", specifically Turtle Butte.The river's name was given to Keya Paha County, Nebraska, through which it flows. The river originate...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Cylindropuntia bigelovii, the teddy bear cholla (choy-ya), is a cholla cactus species native to Northwestern Mexico, and to the United States in California, Arizona, and Nevada. It has a soft appearance due to its solid mass of very formidable spines that completely cover the stems, leading to its s...
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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The state mineral of Oklahoma is barite or "rose rock". Baryte, barite or barytes is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate (BaSO4). Baryte is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of the element barium. The baryte group consists of baryte, celestine (strontium sulfate), anglesite (le...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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The Organ Mountains are a rugged mountain range in southern New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument was declared a national monument on May 21, 2014. They lie 10 miles east of the city of Las Cruces, in Doña Ana County. The Organ Mountains are nea...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: How often were they used?
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: How often were they used?

Reminds me of a story from my army days in South Korea. An inspection was coming up and the platoon sgt. discovered that one of the privates was holding the traversing mechanism for a machine gun. Where the hell he got it is a good question. The sgt. told him to get rid of it so the private put it i...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1685
Views: 441029

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Great western character actors: Olive Carey was born Olive Fuller Golden on January 31, 1896. Olive was 18 when she appeared in her first motion picture, a silent entitled, Tess of the Storm Country (1914). After she made A Knight of the Range (1916), she retired from films. In 1916, she married act...

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