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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 Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Here's another Civil War poster - this one from Maj. Gen. Banks 2nd MA Cavalry. "
10 hours ago
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion The Cavalry Horse in the group Cavalry
"An act to provide for the payment of horses killed, captured, lost or permanently disabled in the Confederate States service. Confederate States of America. [Richmond : s.n.], 1864. A major difference between Union and Confederate Cavalry is that…"
Jul 4
Col. Jeffrey Tasker replied to Jim Muche's discussion The Cavalry Horse in the group Cavalry
"Here one from Ft. Leavenworth, KS of the Buffalo Soldier Memorial there took this when I was there last August. "
Jun 30
Ed Wager commented on Jim Muche's group Cavalry
"This fellow is from "Back East", Arkansas and he also builds a full range of McClellan saddles. http://www.borderstatesleatherworks.com/mcclellan-civil-war-saddles.php"
Jun 30
Ed Wager commented on Jim Muche's group Cavalry
"The "Tough One" is manufactured in Indonesia. You can get the same saddle from 'Stateline" for about $300, they call theirs the "Royal King http://www.statelinetack.com/item/royal-king-mcclellan-cavalry-saddle/AKA07/ The…"
Jun 30
Jim Muche commented on Jim Muche's group Cavalry
"You might be interested in this site. American Military Saddle Co http://www.americanmilitarysaddle.com/index.html Here's their description: American Military Saddle Co. is proud to offer some of the finest reproduction military saddles…"
Jun 30
Bud "Circuit Rider" Stilwell commented on Jim Muche's group Cavalry
"Here is a Link for McClellan Replica Cavalry Saddle http://cowboyoutfitters.com/tough-1-mcclellan-replica-cavalry-saddle-rk1-2.html"
Jun 30
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Here's an unusual one from World War I. "
Jun 29
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Turn of the century and later. "
Jun 28
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion The Cavalry Horse in the group Cavalry
"They were commenting on his looks when they found him. It'a hard to look your best when your starving and exhausted.  Good food and proper care does wonders for a horse.  People too for the most part. "
Jun 27
Margaret-Anne Moore replied to Jim Muche's discussion The Cavalry Horse in the group Cavalry
"Jim, from that statue at Vicksburg, Kangaroo does not look like an  "ugly"  horse at all."
Jun 27
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Here's one from the Indian Wars. "
Jun 27
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Here's a Confederate recruiting poster. "
Jun 26
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Here's another Union poster. "
Jun 25
Jim Muche commented on Bud "Circuit Rider" Stilwell's blog post Cowboy Quotes
"#3 is so true in the literal sense.  In all my years of riding it seems like the only stories that get remembered or told is when I've found a new way to be separated from the saddle.  The last time was while I was learning jousting…"
Jun 24
Christopher Zimmerman replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Nice.  And they spelled cavalry correctly each time. "
Jun 24

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rodeo / horse / western photographer
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http://equineactionphotos.com
What are your favorite hobbies?
riding. reenacting, model building, old west and cavalry history, stagecoaches, chuckwagons and wagons
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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 (6 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…

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