True West Historical Society

Official Site of True West Magazine, Since 1953

Augustus McCrae
  • Male
  • Batesville, AR
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Augustus McCrae's Friends

  • mike surber
  • David Smith
  • R.W." Peacemaker" Leitzen Butler
  • anthony martin
  • Aurora
  • Rocky
  • Jay Longley
  • M. R. F.
  • Neil Waring
  • Krackshot Kyle
  • Jen
  • Shirley morris
  • Slugs Nineteen
  • Dennis Sumrak
  • Capt. Call

Augustus McCrae's Groups

Augustus McCrae's Discussions

1889 Jail Cell
2 Replies

1889 8'x8'x8' cell was brought to Batesville Arkansas in 1889 by rail and assmbled on site in Batesville. It is all riveted..no bolts. It has both doors that are not pictured. Very heavy indeed. It…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augustus McCrae Feb 6, 2013.

Straight up headdress
3 Replies

What American Indians would have wore what is called a "straight up" headdress? I am thinking Blackfoot. The regalia headdress I am trying to find info on has dark feathers about 8 inches tall and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. F. 'Charley' Eckhardt Aug 31, 2012.

1800s jail ?
18 Replies

Is this a 1800s jail cell or later?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by anthony martin Aug 15, 2012.

General Custer tin type photo
2 Replies

Curious as to value?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augustus McCrae May 26, 2012.

 

Augustus McCrae's Page

Latest Activity

Augustus McCrae replied to mike surber's discussion One I built for myself
"Hi Mike. I have been trying to send you a message and TW is not letting it go thru?? Could you try and message me or send me a email to jerrysanders308@gmail.com"
Nov 4, 2013
mike surber left a comment for Augustus McCrae
"Glad to be your friend & saddle pall LOL"
Nov 2, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to mike surber's discussion One I built for myself
"Good looking work there."
Oct 30, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to mike surber's discussion Some 1800s saddles
"Nice"
Oct 30, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on Margaret-Anne Moore's blog post AND, YET AGAIN
"Teachers are being armed in schools here in Arkansas as we talk of this. "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it".. was what Capt. Calls answer would be. I know we are not living in the 1870s but then…"
Oct 30, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on Margaret-Anne Moore's blog post AND, YET AGAIN
"Arm the teachers...nuff said."
Oct 28, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on john henry harper's blog post fast gun, or just lucky
"Good point there Mike. In fact a photographer sure wouldn't be welcome amongst native americans in the wilds as they didn't trust having their photo made in the first place.  "
Oct 24, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to Dirtrider's discussion CUSTER MURDERS SLEEPING CHEYENNE
Sep 30, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on Margaret-Anne Moore's blog post HERE WE GO--AGAIN
"You hit it right on the nail head Sue Cauhape."
Sep 24, 2013
John Olexa replied to Augustus McCrae's discussion A new found Doc Holliday photo?
"Have you considered contacting Karen Holliday Tanner? Her book Doc Holliday: A Family Portrait has previously undisclosed family documents as well as other images. Maybe she can help end this."
Sep 23, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on Duke_Wayne's group The Hat Creek Cattle Company
"Michael..I agree with your studies. I have also went the extra miles as you have."
Sep 17, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to Augustus McCrae's discussion A new found Doc Holliday photo?
"This sure has been one of the longest card games I have been in...so..I am still in and it looks like 150.00 to you Robert Willoughby...that is if you aint bluffing.  "
Sep 17, 2013
Augustus McCrae posted a photo

west17_sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

Little Instigator..Lakota Sioux
Sep 12, 2013
Augustus McCrae commented on Mundo Osterberg's photo
Thumbnail

Indian leader of Pine Ridge Revolt 1890

"Yes if you can dig up more Mundo we would like to hear about him."
Sep 9, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to mike surber's discussion Calling all collectors
"Yes Buckshot I have seen this. I would assume the kids were in his show maybe. Thanks."
Sep 8, 2013
Augustus McCrae replied to mike surber's discussion Calling all collectors
"First pic is a 8 x 10 silver gel that has been authenticated and documented by the Denver public library. They have a album with about 15 different ones that were taken on the same day or days but this one is not in the album. Marked on back by the…"
Sep 8, 2013

Profile Information

What is your occupation?
carpenter
What are your favorite hobbies?
Collecting old west memorabilia, studying old west, chuckwagon racing, and a pull off a good jug of whiskey from time to time.
Do you subscribe to True West magazine?
Got about a thousand or so.

Augustus McCrae's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Augustus McCrae's Blog

Hay shortage

Here we go again..another drought cept this time it is larger scale and good horse hay is nearly impossible to find. If you have to feed weedy, sage grass, saw briars ect. hay here is a trick that will make any horse eat it. Crunch up about 3 or 4 cups of mineral block and mix with 3 gallons of water then pour it all over the flat side of a round bale and supplement with sweet feed and your horse will be just fine.

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 6:43pm — 6 Comments

Happy Birthday America

Wishing everyone here a happy and safe 4th of July.

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 1:47pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 4:53am on December 10, 2010, Karen said…
Hay Augustus!

Love the name! Also, that story was probably very true that your great grandmother told! The plaza that the boys were in with the banks and such was chop full, from what I can tell of people wanting to see the bodies of these guys. Much of their clothing, which I use to think was in bad shape of them being on the run, was cut and shreaded by the many people that came into the town to see them and get a little bit of "bandit history".

Grat was marshal here in Fort Smith back in the 1880's from what I can tell. But, the boys were all over the place back then, California, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Gratton is my favoirte to research but there are dead ends.

Oh! by the way the gun that you see on my site was seen by a man here in our area who knows lots about guns and the such. This gun, that I got to see and touch, was at the National Historic Site the day that I was there and it was owned by Franklin Dalton and then by Bob Dalton. The gun is owned by a man in Springfield, MO. It was an exciting find for me to see and touch.

You can read some of the newspaper article on Gratton and his trial on my web page for him http://gratdalton1861.angelfire.com. I do have much on some pages to finish and will do so next year in the spring when I have time.

Keep in touch! Nice hearing from you!
Have a super day!
At 5:42am on December 10, 2010, Karen said…
Augh! Just a little correction on my part. Your great grandmother's sister! Sorry about that in my last email to you.

Oh, did she add any interesting details that trip in to Coffeyville and what she seen by any chance?

Love the photo that you have for you part of the web page. I just bought that movie last month it is one of my favorites!!!!
At 10:25pm on April 13, 2011, Shirley morris said…
Thanks for the friendship, Augustus!
At 12:27pm on June 23, 2011, Marshall Trimble said…
At 12:24pm on June 23, 2011, Marshall Trimble said…

Gus: I just heard back from Fred Nolan and he was able to get new information regarding the Masterson-Houston-Kid shooting match in his new book, Tascosa: Its Life and Gaudy Times (2007) -- He says, "It's a fairy tale concocted by a 1941 Amarillo newspaperman and disseminated by later writers but exploded by the fact that Temple Houston did not set foot in Tascosa until 1882, which (in view of the fact he was dead)." would have made it difficult for the Kid to participate."

Looks like another tall tale exposed. Those writers of a few decades ago who disregarded facts and research when they wrote "true stories" they'd heard from oldtimers and the like sure screwed up things. Fortunately, most of today's writers do careful research before publishing non-fiction and we are much better because of it. 

 

At 2:21pm on March 15, 2012, R.W." Peacemaker" Leitzen Butler said…

Thank You Sir, for the friend add! God Bless have a good day!

At 9:09am on November 2, 2013, mike surber said…

Glad to be your friend & saddle pall LOL

You need to be a member of True West Historical Society to add comments!

Join True West Historical Society

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by True West.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service