Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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ALWAYS, PRESS ON.....

Posted by dirtrider on April 5, 2017 at 6:37am — 1 Comment

New Western on TV

Posted by Carbine on March 17, 2017 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Still here, after all these years.......

Posted by Carbine on March 10, 2017 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

In the shadow of mighty men

Posted by dirtrider on February 15, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Made it to Cuchillo, NM

Posted by dirtrider on February 1, 2017 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

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Best Cavalry Movie 1 Reply

What's the best Cavalry movie? I can name several just for starters-not necessarily in order;She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; Directed by John Ford, starring John WayneFort Apache; Directed by John Ford, Starring Henry Fonda, John Wayne & Maureen…Continue

Started by Carbine in Western Saga. Last reply by dirtrider on Sunday.

Bose Ickard, cowboy supreme

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Started by dirtrider in Western Saga on Friday.

CLAY ALLISON, a shootist

CLAY ALLISON, a shootistRobert Clay Allison, known as "Clay", was born September 2, 1840, with a clubfoot.  He was  the fourth of nine children of John and Nancy (Lemmond) Allison. His father, a Presbyterian minister, also worked in the cattle and…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga on Thursday.

Picnic Season in The Old West 1 Reply

Spring is in the air alas. Now some of us can shake off the affects of cabin fever and head for the great outdoors and have a splendid picnic to celebrate. Fire up the grill, breakout the fiddles, dance a little jig and toss some horseshoes. If your…Continue

Started by Carbine in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers. Last reply by dirtrider Apr 9.

Black Jack Ketchum

Thomas Edward Ketchum was born on October 31,1863 in San Saba County, Texas, son of Green Berry Sr.Ketchum and Temperance Katherine Wydick Ketchum. Thomas Edward Ketchum had four siblings two brothers and two sisters His father died when he was only…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Outlaws and villians Apr 7.

The Cutthroat Gap Kiowa Massacre

Scattered bands of Kiowa, about 2,000 people gathered in a large camp at the mouth of Rainey Mountain Creek near present day Mountain View in the late spring of 1833. Islandman A'd'ate was Principle Chief of the Kiowa. He called them together to…Continue

Started by dirtrider in American Indian Apr 6.

YANKEE LANCERS

At the beginning stages of the war, men were volunteering and being conscripted into the Federal ranks faster than muskets could be supplied to them.  An ingenious Pennsylvania politician urged Governor Curtin, who urged the War Department to issue…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Civil War Tales Apr 6.

CUSTER: UNSUNG HERO AT GETTYSBURG

The third day of the battle at Gettysburg is famous for Pickett’s Charge up to the “high water mark” of the war for the Confederacy.  Pickett’s men were cut to pieces by the Northern artillery.  One has to ask how it was possible for a commander to…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Civil War Tales Apr 6.

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We discuss the Old West from the first westward expansion through the Civil War and into the early 20th Century.

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dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Best Cavalry Movie
"Geronimo; an American Legend simply nails so many issues, without much fanfare.  One can…"
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Best Cavalry Movie

What's the best Cavalry movie? I can name several just for starters-not necessarily in order;She…See More
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dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Picnic Season in The Old West
"That is a great shot. Thanks, Carbine.  (1876 - 1892), Fort Thomas Originally located at…"
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Picnic Season in The Old West

Spring is in the air alas. Now some of us can shake off the affects of cabin fever and head for the…See More
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Daniel Baker commented on dirtrider's blog post ALWAYS, PRESS ON.....
"As The great Stonewall Jackson said, "Press on, men, press on""
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