Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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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…Continue

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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…Continue

Started 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…Continue

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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 picture the removal of the native peoples, the brutality of both sides, the futility of resisting an unstoppable conquering, the hope  of all…"
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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 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…"
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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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When you begin a great work you can't expect to finish it all at once; therefore do you and your brothers press on, and let nothing discourage you till you have entirely finished what you have begun.Now, brother, as for me, I assure you I will press on, and the contrary winds may blow strong in my face, yet I will go forward until I have finished, and I would have you do the same ...Though you may hear birds singing on this side and that side, you must not take notice, but hear me when I speak…See More
Apr 5
dirtrider replied to dirtrider's discussion The lone tree incident
"Well said."
Apr 3

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What is your occupation?
storyteller of the southwest
What are your favorite hobbies?
curmudgeoning, shootin, fishin, explorin, shootin, tendin' the still, shootin, hasslin liberals, removing legs from Dutch's jaws, chasin revenooers...keeps me busy
Where do ya hail from?


Brothers in Dixie

Among us, there is a code.

We are those who will not waver;

And who will never surrender.

Who will cover the backs of comrades;

And will leave none behind alone;

With a patriotism as only has been known by the Confederacy;

Who will regard the needs of the many over the needs of the self;

Who will be selfless in conduct, exemplary in courage;

Who will be of steadfast character, never compromising principle.

Death is preferred to be faced

Than the boot of oppressive despots.

We are the brothers in Dixie

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At 8:16am on February 16, 2017, Neil A. Waring said…


At 8:25pm on January 25, 2017, Whitewall kelly said…

Thank you, glad to be here.

At 9:31pm on February 20, 2015, Carbine said…

Your smack dab into Apache country and some serious Old West History where you are Dirtrider. Watch your top knot, I've got your back Amigo!


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