Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Bose Ickard, cowboy supreme


Started Apr 21, 2017

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

Started Apr 20, 2017

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, 2017

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

Started Apr 6, 2017


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Whitewall kelly commented on dirtrider's blog post Going home
Jul 16, 2017
dirtrider replied to Daniel Baker's discussion MIlt
"Update.  Three surgeons and many sharp knives later, it appears to be the end of the surgeries.  They corrected the hernias that were becoming part of my internal organs  Then they removed the cancerous kidney.  So now it is…"
Jul 15, 2017
Mel Graf commented on dirtrider's blog post Going home
"Glad you made it Milt!  I know you'll like the weather better and seeing those spectacular sunrises and sunsets!  And the fragrance of the desert..."
May 25, 2017
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, 2017
dirtrider posted a blog post

Going home

Well, it is a done deal.  The Missouri place sold to the first looker, at our price.  We have purchased an rv to begin the next phase of our lives in New Mexico.  The Missouri (misery) weather is literally killing me.  So, then, we return to where our hearts are and that life is possible without the misery.  The whole lifestyle here is just wrong.   We did what we were told, but do not fit the mold.Adios, misery.…See More
May 12, 2017
dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Best Cavalry Movie
"You are correct, Joe."
May 6, 2017
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, 2017
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Apr 21, 2017

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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
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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 8:25pm 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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