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 this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider May 6, 2017.
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 this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider Apr 9, 2017.
On this date; January 27, 1861, twelve year old Felix Ward set in motion nearly twenty five years of armed conflict between the US Army and the Chiricahua Apache. The young boy was kidnapped by Pinal Apache warriors as they raided his step fathers…Continue
Started Jan 27, 2017
On a spring day in 1871 Pete Kitchen left the 17 Cavalry troop and one civilian packer, led by Lt. Howard Cushing, and returned to his ranch. He had taken them through the Patagonia and Huachuca Mountain ranges of south east Arizona in their…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider Jul 22, 2011.
I count myself fortunate in having the Encore Western channel. Recently I was privileged to view episodes of the TV Western program "Tales of Wells Fargo." Although not totally true to the Old West record, and the files of Wells, Fargo & Company, I find the programs educational and entertaining. Sure it's old viewing, repeats, to some of you but to me it's all new as I missed this program while I was growing up.
In any case it sure is a lot better than the ton of garbage that is…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2017 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment
It's good to see members are trickling in by one's and twos. Glad to see some old friends here and am looking forward to meeting new ones. We are a small group, compared to most, who cherish and share history of The Old West as we do our best to keep the legacies, lore and tales of The Old West alive.
It's been a struggle going from the old SOTOW to FB and back to the "new SOTOW" on ning again. It ain't been easy but I, for one, appreciate all of you staying in the saddle and riding…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2017 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment
The massive Blue Cut fire in Cajon Pass, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, California, has scorched at least 37,000 acres and and destroyed 105 homes and 213 out buildings, so far. The fire started Tuesday morning August 16th and quickly grew to over 18,000 acres in less than 24 hours.
Sometime on Thursday it reduced to ashes a cabin that was often used by Virgil Earp while he hunted Deer in the 1880s with his friend Almon Clyde. In 1863 Almon Clyde purchased the 160 acre homestead from…Continue
Posted on August 20, 2016 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment
"You are the false White-Eye who came to the Chiricahua Reservation a year ago and broke the peace treaty made by the Great Chief (Cochise) and Taglito (Tom Jeffords) and the one-arm general (O.O. Howard). Do not talk to me about breaking treaties-you and your sick brain!"
So said by Geronimo, upon his capture and being put in chains at Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to John Clum April 21, 1877. Events went down hill for Geronimo after this verbal exchange. It would end with a train ride…Continue
Posted on July 9, 2016 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment