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Pony Express Statue at the Autry

Thought those of you who don't live close enough to the Autry to see this new statue of a Pony Express Rider in person might like to see what it looks like. It's been placed at the entrance and is…Continue

Started Aug 4

Memorial Day - A Day of Remembrance
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First off let me say…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Schlegelmilch May 29.

With The Great American Wild West Show L. A. County Fair Pomona CA
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We're six days into the show. Had full crowds over the holiday weekend but crowds are smaller during the beginning of the week. While this is not unusual the 106 degree temps haven't helped.Since the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Muche Sep 22, 2013.

Southern California Mines
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There are a number of mines that were worked in the local San Gabriel and other Southern California mountains. When I was younger most of them could be reached on horseback or on foot. Development…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Muche Aug 21, 2013.

 

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Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"Sixteen mounted soldiers of F Troop standing in front of "Grizzley Giant", a Big Tree in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, California, ca.1900 Another shot of F troop Sixth Cavalry in Yosemite. "
Aug 10
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion The Cavalry Horse in the group Cavalry
"Another view of Comanche and an unknown Trooper on 1890. "
Aug 10
Jim Muche commented on KALEEAH LAME KNEE's photo
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Federal Wagon Train July 3 1863

"Kaleeah, Do you have any info about this photo. Thanks. Jim"
Aug 9
KALEEAH LAME KNEE left a comment for Jim Muche
"No you did not tell me Lani's heritage.I am too impressed. No wonder she has that special look. I love her looks.    "
Aug 8
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Supply Train in the group Cavalry
"Thanks for the info Jeffrey.  My knowledge of operations in Texas during that time period is sparse at best.  Most of my info comes from North and West of Texas but I'm glad to get all the info I can.  Please keep supplying it."
Aug 8
Jim Muche left a comment for KALEEAH LAME KNEE
"Hi Kaleeah, Thought I told you but probably not.  Lani is 1/2 Navaho, 1/4 Philippina and 1/4 Hawaiian.  Didn't know you weren't feeling well.  Feel better soon."
Aug 7
KALEEAH LAME KNEE left a comment for Jim Muche
"Thank you so much for the photos.I am so pleased.I will framew them and put them on my desk.You both look cowboy smart.I love them. Is your wife native?She sure looks like it?I will send a few photos when i get better. All the best my friend..."
Aug 7
KALEEAH LAME KNEE left a comment for Jim Muche
"Did you get the chance to chechout Sable Isl.on search. I live not far from the ocean,actually i am surrounded by ocean. Some of those poor horses on the Isl.had a rough time of it.They were freezing to death in the winter. I do not know how well…"
Aug 6
Col. Jeffrey Tasker replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Supply Train in the group Cavalry
"Great info Jim thanks! The Cavalry during the Indian Wars did have height & weight limits for soldiers. Max height 5'9" & Max weight of 140-150lbs. There were efforts to reduce the weight of equipment on the Trooper & horse…"
Aug 5
KALEEAH LAME KNEE left a comment for Jim Muche
"  If you want to view the Wild Horses just type in your search wild horses Sable Island.It is not far from where i live in Halifax.I am surrounded by the ocean.Very interesting stories about the Isl. It is a shame about the way the horses were…"
Aug 5
Jim Muche left a comment for KALEEAH LAME KNEE
"Looks Like a beautiful place.  Photos of the horse are great."
Aug 4
Jim Muche posted a discussion

Pony Express Statue at the Autry

Thought those of you who don't live close enough to the Autry to see this new statue of a Pony Express Rider in person might like to see what it looks like. It's been placed at the entrance and is impressive.…See More
Aug 4
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Supply Train in the group Cavalry
"U.S. Cavalry supply wagons crossing the Rio Grande, c1916.  This photo date during my Grandfather's time in the Cavalry.  Note part of the escort at the rear of the train.  "
Aug 3
KALEEAH LAME KNEE left a comment for Jim Muche
"A long time to be married.It is so nice to come across people that are still together years after their marriage.Today nobody seems to stay together anymore. You seem to have an interesting life. May your miles never expire."
Aug 3
Jim Muche commented on Edward's group Western Cooks
"Since its Summer thought this tip would be handy for those of you planning on having some people over for a beef dinner. The best way to cook any part of a rangy ol' longhorn is to toss it in a pot with a horseshoe, and when the horseshoe is…"
Aug 3
Jim Muche left a comment for KALEEAH LAME KNEE
"Lani and I have been married for 38 years and have been together for over 40.  We've always worked as a team doing everything from underwater surveys, aviation and rodeo.  Recently we've been working with The Great American Wild…"
Aug 3

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What is your occupation?
rodeo / horse / western photographer
What is your website address?
http://equineactionphotos.com
What are your favorite hobbies?
riding. reenacting, model building, old west and cavalry history, stagecoaches, chuckwagons and wagons
Do you subscribe to True West magazine?
not yet -usually buy it at The Autry

Southern California Mines

There are a number of mines that were worked in the local San Gabriel and other Southern California mountains.  When I was younger most of them could be reached on horseback or on foot. Development and trail erosion have now made them much harder to find and get to.  Landslides have also wiped out any trace of others.

 

Stanley-Miller Mine

Here is a bit about the Stanley-Miller Mine, where gold was mined from 1913 to 1939.  I understand it can still be reached but it is more difficult now.  It’s located a mile beyond the "Bridge to Nowhere" on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and 1,200 feet above Iron Fork Junction.  There are five tunnels of which two are blocked and there is an ore cart at the entrance of the main tunnel.  The remains of a stone cabin is also at the site.  I didn't enter the mine but I understand there are about 700 feet of open tunnels.

 

 

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 12:56pm on August 11, 2013, Bud "Circuit Rider" Stilwell said…

Thank's Jim for the Friend Request and the compliment. You also look like a men I would cross the river with pardner.

At 4:04pm on September 30, 2013, Jim Muche said…

Yours Truly riding shotgun during The Great American Wild West Show.

At 3:57pm on April 6, 2014, Col. Jeffrey Tasker said…

Hi Jim! Being ex-Navy is no issue. I have a long time best friend that served in the Navy also. We all are brothers in serving our Country!

At 1:03pm on April 18, 2014, Bob 'Buckshot' Bradley said…

Jim, the book 'History of Morgan's Cavalry' can be downloaded here as a pdf file.

At 11:12am on April 19, 2014, Col. Jeffrey Tasker said…

I've never found any reference of the Army using stagecoaches. Not that they couldn't have but I've never seen it mentioned. Wagons yes and 'ambulances' yes. Most even casual movement for primarily offices and wives/dependants was conducted in an ambulance fitted with bench seats or carriage (if they could afford one). The only references I've seen are when Infantry Soldiers were assigned to stagecoaches and way-stations for protection from outlaws and Indian attacks. Hope that helps. I had done an article in the past about Director John Ford's movies and the level of historical accuracy pertaining to uniforms, equipment etc. (I'll try to find it and put it up here). Bottom line his movies were in fact very accurate but there were some 'liberties' taken such as the "yellow neckerchiefs" the soldiers wore. In reality they never did. They (mostly Cavalry) wore neckerchiefs in the field of course because of all the dust generated by a column of horses and for sweat but they were usually made from scraps of material or bought at the sutlers store. Usually of black, brown, blue, red, or maroon color. 

Picture of a common Army ambulance of the period:

At 11:07am on April 20, 2014, Bob 'Buckshot' Bradley said…
At 11:27am on August 3, 2014, KALEEAH LAME KNEE said…

Who is Lani Muche ?Great photos.

Can you tell me a bit about them.

Again...enjoyed you quotes.

I take it you are really in to horses.AM I RIGHT?

At 2:25pm on August 3, 2014, KALEEAH LAME KNEE said…

A long time to be married.It is so nice to come across people that are still together years after their marriage.Today nobody seems to stay together anymore.

You seem to have an interesting life.

May your miles never expire.

At 10:29am on August 5, 2014, KALEEAH LAME KNEE said…

 

If you want to view the Wild Horses just type in your search wild horses Sable Island.It is not far from where i live in Halifax.I am surrounded by the ocean.Very interesting stories about the Isl.

It is a shame about the way the horses were freezing in winter.I do not know if the full true story is posted on the net.

I never did check.A plane takes visitors to the Isl.but i have never went there.

Are you thinking of that photo we talked about on chat?I am still waiting for it.

Still did not tell me about the photos you have posted on your site.

Cheers...

At 2:49pm on August 6, 2014, KALEEAH LAME KNEE said…

Did you get the chance to chechout Sable Isl.on search.

I live not far from the ocean,actually i am surrounded by ocean.

Some of those poor horses on the Isl.had a rough time of it.They were freezing to death in the winter.

I do not know how well they are taken care of now.A lot of ship wrecks off that Isl.also.

Still waiting for that photo of you and the light of your life.

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