Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Carbine
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Carbine's Discussions

Best Cavalry Movie
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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.

Picnic Season in The Old West
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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.

Felix Ward 1848 - 1914

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

Pete Kitchen - Arizona Pioneer
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  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.

 

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Carbine replied to Daniel Baker's discussion MIlt
"Glad to see you back on this side of the fence Milt. You've been through hell and back Amigo. Always said you was one TUFF HOMBRE-you just proved it again."
Jul 15
Carbine replied to Daniel Baker's discussion MIlt
"Get well soon Milt. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Hard to come by friends such as you Amigo. And Daniel Baker too. Thanks for the message Dan. I've got you boy's backs."
May 14
Carbine commented on dirtrider's blog post Going home
"That's welcome news Dirtrider. Give you a heads up; as you move West beware, Col. James H. Carleton is leading elements of the California Volunteers towards the Rio Grande to stop any Rebel Infiltrators intent upon invading the the New Mexico…"
May 13
dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Best Cavalry Movie
"You are correct, Joe."
May 6
Carbine replied to Carbine's discussion Best Cavalry Movie
"I couldn't agree more Milt. Most folks don't know that Geronimo was the longest held American prisoner of war, ever held in captivity. On top of that, as far as I know (which ain't much-sometimes) the Chiricahua People were never…"
Apr 29
dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Best Cavalry Movie
"Geronimo; an American Legend simply nails so many issues, without much fanfare.  One can picture the removal of the native peoples, the brutality of both sides, the futility of resisting an unstoppable conquering, the hope  of all…"
Apr 23
Carbine posted a discussion

Best Cavalry Movie

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 O'HaraBuffalo Soldier's; starring Danny Glover (and I think produced and directed by him)Ulzana's Raid; starring Burt LancasterOther's come to mind such as; Son of Morning Star (George Custer), Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner), Geronimo; an American…See More
Apr 22
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 Geronimo, about seven miles above Fort Goodwin (which it replaced), and named New Post on the Gila River. Renamed Camp Thomas (2) in 1876. Moved five…"
Apr 9
Carbine posted a discussion

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 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 in Arizona Territory and find yourself in Apache country, like these fine folks from Camp Thomas, don't forget to bring along your rifle's.…See More
Apr 8
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The lone tree incident
"Amazing this marker was placed so far from the actual site of the historical event. Perhaps due to the fact that the site was so remote in it's time, that today it is still impossible to access the site even now, by car. Thus they placed the…"
Mar 31
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Bass Gang
"Old West justice at it's best. If the law didn't get you, your side winding partners just might. Once again a good example that crime doesn't pay. I admit I've known and worked with some hombre's that had handles of Nixon,…"
Mar 24
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post New Western on TV
"Well put, Carbine.  We love the channel's material."
Mar 18
Carbine posted a blog post

New Western on TV

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 shown…See More
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Packsaddle mountain fight
"Helluva fight! Another fine example of Texas history. Thanks Dirtrider."
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion Battle of Rattlesnake Springs
"This is a GOOD post Milt. Two thumbs up on your research and the background surrounding the event. There are a couple of reports that some Apache witnessed Victorio taking his own life at Tres Castillos. Mexican troops reported he was killed in…"
Mar 17
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post Still here, after all these years.......
"Thank you Joe.  We drove 18 miles to get a signal to thank those who are helping with this drive."
Mar 14
Carbine posted a blog post

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

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 along.Seems…See More
Mar 10
Carbine and Bat are now friends
Mar 10
Carbine commented on dirtrider's blog post In the shadow of mighty men
"Them's profound words Dirtrider. "
Feb 17
Carbine commented on dirtrider's photo
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cuchillo Catholic church

"Interesting to see that stove pipe coming out of the wall on the church. Is that church still in use today? The dance hall, was it legitimate? Hard to imagine a dance hall next to a church."
Feb 17

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US Navy (retired)- Now Fresh Water Technician
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Researching and reading about the Old West. Woodworking.

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New Western on TV

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

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

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

Historic Earp Cabin Destroyed

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…

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Posted on August 20, 2016 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment

Geronimo Speaks.....

"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…

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Posted on July 9, 2016 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:38pm on December 3, 2009, Gayle Martin said…
Welcome aboard, Carbine. Good to see you here.
 
 
 

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