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by nrobertb
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Thomas Edwin Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies between 1909 and 1935. Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were silent movies. He was Hollywood's first Western star and helped define the...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:53 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Any time you visit a blacksmith shop you see many sets of tongs, which are for picking up any conceivable shape of metal. If a smith didn't have exactly what he needed, he could make them very quickly.
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:01 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Ah yes, who can forget The Lone Ranger, which ran on TV from 1949-57 with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Clayton Moore grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although his father wanted him to become a doctor, he had visions of something a little more glamorous. Naturally athletic, he practice...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 pm
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Topic: Signs you are growing old.
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When you back the car out of the garage with the hatchback open, hitting the garage door and shattering the back window of the car. (Oh yes, I did!)
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:20 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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In 1927, Paramount Studios purchased a 2,700-acre ranch on Medea Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains near Agoura Hills, between Malibu and the Conejo Valley. The studio built numerous large-scale sets on the ranch, including a huge replica of early San Francisco and an Old West town. It posed as Tom...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:53 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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That was a nice story about Roy Rogers. Thanks for sharing. I noticed in the photo I posted that Dale is wearing a pistol. I wonder if she ever fired one in all those movies?

Trivia: Griffith Park has at least one resident mountain lion. Hikers better keep their dogs leashed.
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:48 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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“A rock is a rock, a tree is a tree. Shoot it in Griffith Park". This was an oft-repeated dictum of cost-conscious movie producers during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and resulted in many companies heading for the “wilds” of Griffith Park. Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in U.S. State of Arizona. The crater is within the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Sunset Crater is the youngest in a string of volcanoes (the San Francisco volcanic field) that is related to the nearby San Francisco Peaks. The date ...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:40 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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San Ildefonso Pueblo ("where the water cuts through") is a census-designated place in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, and a federally recognized tribe, established c. 1300 C.E. The Pueblo is self-governing and is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The populat...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:12 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A pair of Buermann spurs.
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:33 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Roy Rogers Show ran on TV from 1951-57. The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle. Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in ...
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:38 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Every blacksmith shop had a swage (often pronounced swedge) block. It gives the smith a lot of ways to shape metal. The one in the photo is 260 lbs., which is what we have in our shop. The grooves on the edge are good for straightening bent rods or pipe, or you can make a square piece round. Each gr...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Gene Autry Show ran on TV from 1950-55. The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat Buttram from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and ...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:48 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Every blacksmith shop had a post drill (mounted on a post). It was hand cranked and had two sets of gears. One turned the drill bit and the other moved the bit downwards. The speed of the descent was controlled by a pawl on the horizontal notches at the top. You see a lot of these with the stage bro...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Thanks for the comment. I always enjoy hearing from folks. Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico is located in New MexicoJemez Pueblo, New Mexico Nearest city Bernalillo, New Mexico Built 1700 Jemez Pueblo is a census-designated place in Sandoval County, New Mexico. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. I...

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