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DieselDaze commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post The End of The Line
"It was a good ride. You all make good trail riding partners and I will miss you all on this forum.I do no FaceBook or Twitter; so for me, this will be the end of your company and I will miss you guys and I will miss this site. It is where I…"
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Rifleman commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post The End of The Line
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Unkle Sherman commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post The End of The Line
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Iain Sanders commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post The End of The Line
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Gay Mathis commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post The End of The Line
"We'll read and keep up with you on your blog in another venue, so not goodbye..I enjoy reading my TW Mag, and had a blast on this board..Learned a lot from other members in the process.. History never really says goodbye. History says,…"
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Murray A. Gewirtz commented on Bob Boze Bell's blog post Did They Have Rifle Straps In The 1870s?
"I found the Military Uniforms book (by Rene North, Bantam Edition 1971). But it deals with uniforms from 1686-1918. The first illustration of a soldier with a rifle or musket sling represents a Swedish Grenadier of 1700. See below. The info I got…"

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The End of The Line

April 23, 2015

   We are at the end of the line for this site. My partner, Ken Amorosano, allowed me to say goodbye to everyone, then kept the dang thing open for a couple extra weeks because he knows how emotional I am about ending anything. Chalk it up to old age and too much estrogen, but I have been increasingly prone to crying like a baby. I guess this is a fitting place as any to say a couple things that are on my mind: recently, a history person came into my…


Posted on April 23, 2015 at 2:48pm — 10 Comments

Did They Have Rifle Straps In The 1870s?

April 23, 2015

   Did my morning whip out exercise by grabbing an old photograph of four mountain men. Looks like the photo was taken in the 1870s. Picked the guy on the right who was riding a mule. As I was doing the whipping, I noticed something strange:…


Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:18am — 9 Comments

And The Cover That Won Is. . .

April 20, 2015

   Dan The Man Harshberger did a ridiculous number of cover concepts for the June issue (30 by his own account). We narrowed it down to 13 and had a meeting this morning to find one we could all agree on. That didn't happen. In fact the one chosen was not in my top five, but I owed it to Dan and the staff, to go with the consensus and so I agreed to their choice. If you're a subscriber, the winner will be in your mailbox in 16 days.…


Posted on April 20, 2015 at 6:23pm — 3 Comments

KSLX Leftsa Express & It's A Small, Small World

April 20, 2015

   Drove a couple hundred miles this weekend to sell 50 books. Was it worth it? Hell yes! Got to drive out to lovely Apache Junction on Saturday morning. Landed at Red Feather Trading Post at 10:22 (okay, I was 22 minutes late because I had to stop at Barnes & Noble on 92nd and Shea to borrow 25 "True West Moments" books). Healthy crowd, good people, like this gal:…


Posted on April 20, 2015 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

Kid Kareem vs. Cover Consensus

April 17, 2015

   Grabbed a half-finished sky board out of my pending pile and whipped out a little study of the Kid before I came into work. Sometimes my efforts go where they want to go.

Daily Whip Out: "Kid Kareem."



Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:51pm — 4 Comments

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At 1:43pm on December 9, 2008, Bob Boze Bell said…
Just came back from lunch with the creative crew: Robert, Abby and Meghan. We decided we needed to Ning it, so here I am. Where are you?
At 7:55am on December 30, 2008, XkimpunkrockX said…
Bob thanks for the invite to this site!!!
The Western's Channel is my favorite channel besides Turner Classic Movies. I love all the interstitial pieces you have done. I did one for Turner Classic Movies a few years ago. The Channel needs to use you more. Those pieces really make the channel more than just a movie channel. Now when I hear the word "tony" in an old western or book, I know what that means.

You can watch the TCM video about me here:

Thanks again for the invite to this site! I am looking forward to posting here and learning new stuff about the old west!

Happy New Year!
At 11:14am on December 30, 2008, Robert J. Miller said…
Bob, thanks for the invite from my little corner of the world, Nampoo poo, Idaho You have to live here to understand that name I've given Nampa. Cheers!
At 12:40pm on December 30, 2008, Wade Dillon said…
Thank you for the invitation, Mr. Bell. I am highly looking forward to the efforts being made to restore Alamo Plaza and other historical sites in the country.

All the best,
At 4:35am on December 31, 2008, Flatiron said…
Bob...........Thanks for the invite. Having lived in the West almost my entire life, I too, have a true love of the old West. My wife and I watch mostly classic westerns instead of the drivel that modern TV promotes. This is my first post, and I'm not familiar, yet, with the website, but will keep tuned in to see what's happening..
At 3:23pm on December 31, 2008, Joe Frankland said…
I don't know whose idea this website was, but I'm gonna give you credit. I'll leave it up to you to pass it along to the right person or just take it for yourself. Thanks, man. Great website! As soon as all this snow melts, I'll start gathering pictures of every ghost town and point of interest in the state of Montana.
At 6:01pm on December 31, 2008, Willie T. said…
I concur sir.
At 8:40pm on December 31, 2008, Conni said…
Hi Bob,
I'm still looking for information on Commodore Perry Owens wife
Elizabeth Barrett she died Apr. 1945 in San Diego, California and was buried in Greenwood Cem. there but so far cant get a picture of her stone if she even has one. Any suggestions ? I have a couple pictures of her and then the ones of C.P.
At 2:46pm on January 2, 2009, Rory McClain said…
Bob,I would like to take this opportunity to say ,many thanks for the invite,,turned out there was a site made for me,looking forward to enjoying all it has to offer,,,Rory,,,
At 7:12pm on January 3, 2009, Bat said…
Hi Bob, its your far flying friends from the other side the pond. Just got the new 2009 source book GREAT as always never fails to rise the bar for information


Rob ( AKA Bat)

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