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#616 Post by nrobertb » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:19 pm

The portable forge allowed the blacksmith to make repairs in the field. A handle works the gears of the squirrel cage blower. Today if you see smiths demonstrating at fairs and such, some version of this is what they are using. Some are more elaborate, with hoods and chimneys.
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#617 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 pm

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The El Tovar Hotel looks wonderful. Put that on the have to visit list... And the best part are the views outside..

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#618 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:38 pm

To payback for the El Tovar Hotel..

The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo WY. Is a must stop .. Full of history. Guests who stayed there are Teddy Roosevelt, Calamity Jane, Butch Cassidy, Sundance kid, Tom Horn etc etc..
Played a part in the Johnson County War. The Virginian is to have been written by Owen Wister from his experiences at the Occidental.

And if that is not enough, the Local museum has a wagon from the Wagon Box battle and you are a stones throw from the TA Ranch scene of the big battle
of the Johnson County War..

The local museum is a hoot, when we were there they was raising money by raffling off a replica Schofield revolver .. God bless people of the West.

http://occidentalwyoming.com/Htmlblocks ... experience
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#619 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:39 pm

I lost a photo...
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#620 Post by nrobertb » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:28 pm

I've never visited the Occidental Hotel although I've been to Johnson County, but now I want to.

I stayed a week in the El Toval Hotel one winter when I was at the Grand Canyon for a National Park Service training session. I and half a dozen fellow trainees were the only ones in the place, which was closed for the winter. It was an interesting experience.

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#621 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:04 am

The 1st photo of the Bar which is right next door to the Occidental lobby (Same building).. Has a old photograph hanging on the wall. The photo is a turn of the Century photo of the bar.. when you compare the two photos you will see how little has changed.

You guys staying in that deserted Hotel was not the basis of the Steven King book The Shinning by any chance??? :shock:
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#622 Post by nrobertb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:28 am

Here is a knife by Bill Behnke of Michigan.
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#623 Post by nrobertb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:02 am

This is a bit off the track, but speaking of empty hotels.... I once spent a night in the abandoned officers quarters (built 1899) at Ft. Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ. I got there after dark and went exploring by flashlight. I didn't encounter any ghosts.
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#624 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:13 am

Up in Fort Smith Montana, (some of the greatest fishing in the world up there) there is the last Officers Quarters that stood at Ft Custer built in 1877. It is now a Bed and Breakfast you can stay at.. When Ft Custer was disbanded it was sold as surplus and moved down the Ice covered Big Horn river 40 miles close to its present spot.. It was moved again a few years back.. If you drive up there to see it, go when the sunflowers are in Season, because there are Sunflower farms up there that are visually stunning..
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#625 Post by ffuries » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:43 pm

During Operation Desert Storm at night, when we would hit the rack, the older guys I shared a hooch with would list the Westerns that came on when they were kids. Mind you I was a young E4 Sergeant and was born in 66, some of these guys were Vietnam Veterans. I might still have the notebook with the shows they listed. It was a blast listening to them, and this thread has brought back that memory. Thank you for that.

One show I remember them mentioning that you haven't listed yet I believe is Laredo.
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#626 Post by nrobertb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks everyone for participating. Check out page 37 of this thread for Laredo.

Another tool that fits in the anvil hardy hole is a large pair of shears used for cutting sheet metal.
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#627 Post by ffuries » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 pm

nrobertb wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Thanks everyone for participating. Check out page 37 of this thread for Laredo.

Another tool that fits in the anvil hardy hole is a large pair of shears used for cutting sheet metal.
Yeap there it is, thank you for letting me know where it is.
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#628 Post by nrobertb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:15 pm

The Big Valley ran on TV from 1965-69. The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley. Starring were Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans. Stanwyck was already a major movie star and the others went on to long careers in TV and movies. Majors was the "Six Million Dollar Man" and Evans was in the soap opera Dynasty and one of my favorite western movies, Tom Horn.
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#629 Post by nrobertb » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:21 am

Daisy Outdoor Products (known primarily as Daisy) is an American airgun manufacturer known particularly for their lines of BB guns. It was formed in 1882 initially as the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company to manufacture steel windmills, and from 1888 started bundling BB-caliber air guns with each windmill purchase as a sales promotion. With the unrivalled popularity of their 1888-model Daisy BB Guns, the company changed the name to Daisy Manufacturing Company in 1895 and switched their business to solely producing air guns for sale. Throughout the 20th century, Daisy has been known as a company that makes and sells BB and pellet youth rifles. Their Red Ryder BB Gun is perhaps the best known and longest production item, which has been featured in many TV shows and movies since its introduction in the 1930s.
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#630 Post by nrobertb » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Picuris Pueblo is located in northern New Mexico, on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and 18 miles south of Taos Pueblo. Average elevation in the pueblo is over 7,000 feet.

In 1990, 147 of the 1,882 enrolled tribal members lived in the pueblo; however, the number reduced to 86 in 2000.[9] At the 2010 Census, the population was recorded as 68. It is now one of the smallest Tiwa pueblos.

The Picuris people previously lived in an earlier, larger village of about 3,000 people now known as Pot Creek, near Taos. They migrated to the present location along the Rio Pueblo de Taos about 1250 CE. In the 15th century it was one of the largest Tiwa pueblos, influenced by Apache and other Plains Indian cultures, as was the Taos Pueblo.

In the late 17th century people from the pueblos of New Mexico revolted against the Spanish colonialists, particularly during a revolt between 1680 and 1696 when they fought for autonomy and their land. Following this period the people of the pueblo were dispersed and had abandoned their pueblo until 1706. At that time they joined with the Spanish to fight against attacks by Comanche and Apache tribes. Then, the Picuris pueblo people settled into a peaceful period.
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