Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

September 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Daniel Crockett vs Davy Boone?

I know that isn't true to history but neither did Hollywood get it right concerning these popular folk heroes! Both men served in their states General assemblies; Davy Crockett did three terms in Tennessee and Daniel Boone also did three terms in Virginia.

Both were labeled as frontiersmen; Boone is credited as being the founder of Westward expansion and opened the Wilderness Road into Kentucky paving the way for settlement.…


Added by Carbine on September 27, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Cowboys & Indians

Remember when we were all kids and we'd go out and play Cowboys & Indians? Good guys and bad guys - outlaw and Marshal? Cochise or Tom Jeffords reenacting "Broken Arrow". Then we got a bit older and seriously studied the history of the Old West?  SOTOW came along and we shared our knowledge of the tales, lore, people and adventures that we learned of during that exciting period? 

Our heroes were John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Richard Widmark - Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie along with Lucas…


Added by Carbine on September 12, 2014 at 10:12pm — 3 Comments

Andrew V. McLaglen 1920-2014

He brought us such classics as "McClintock!, The Undefeated, Cahill - US Marshal, & Hellfighters." He also directed over 90 episodes of Gunsmoke (starring James Arness, the longest running Western on TV, 116 Have Gun Will Travel, with Richard Boone portraying Paladin, and a handful of Rawhide episodes featuring a Cowboy named Rowdy Yates whom we now know as Clint Eastwood.

One of his last major works was 1982's epic mini - series "The Blue and the Grey" with Gregory Peck appearing…


Added by Carbine on September 5, 2014 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

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