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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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Col. Jeffrey Tasker replied to Jim Muche's discussion Escort Duty in the group Cavalry
"Yes I was able to find in many daily reports from Ft. Concho of company size to detachment size Cavalry & Infantry units being assigned as escorts for cattle drives, wagon trains (settler & supply), stage coaches, stage coach stations,…"
Wednesday
Ed Wager replied to Jim Muche's discussion Escort Duty in the group Cavalry
"Did not know that Thanks, Jim."
Wednesday
Jim Muche added a discussion to the group Cavalry
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Escort Duty

One aspect of Cavalry duty is often ignored in favor of the more spectacular actions.  In the 1800's escort duty took up a large portion of a troops time.  You don't usually think of cavalry being a part of trail drives but in 1870 the danger of Indian attack on the cattle trails to California resulted in the 6th Cavalry at Fort Richardson being ordered to provide escort for the drives.Here's an article from the Dallas Herald. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 12, 1870…See More
Tuesday
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"That instance was one of a number of experiments with camels.  A good book on the Davis experiment is:  Uncle Sam's Camels : The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of of Edward Fitzgerald Beale by Lewis…"
Tuesday
Margaret-Anne Moore replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"I thought the experiment with camels dated from the 1850s when Jefferson Davis was a cabinet member."
Tuesday
Col. Jeffrey Tasker replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"Great pictures Jim! Thanks!"
Tuesday
Col. Jeffrey Tasker replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"The US Cavalry experimented with camels in the mid-1870's here in Texas at Ft. Stockton. I imagine that was quite a sight also. The camels apparently terrified the Indians. The experiment apparently was successful but the camels were…"
Tuesday
Jim Muche replied to Doc Holger's discussion How was an original Approbation/medical license of 1880 looking?
"Here are a couple of examples.  Hope they help. Here's another. License to practice medicine in Connecticut, 1824 The Connecticut Medical Society controlled the issuing of licenses to practice medicine within the state of Connecticut. In…"
Oct 11
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"Welcome to the group Craig and thanks for the info.  I found the print I made this scan from in a little antique shop in Santa Claus, CA.  Neither of which is still there, I'm sorry to say.  The only info on the back of the print…"
Sep 27
Craig Springer replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"This image is likely misdated. The locale is probably Percha Creek about 2 miles west of Hillsboro, New Mexico. State Route 152 would pass over their heads were this shot taken today. In fact, there is a historic bridge (decommissioned) and a…"
Sep 25
Craig Springer joined Jim Muche's group
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Cavalry

American Cavalry from the Civil War to World War II. History. horses, gear, cavalry posts, photos or anything else pertaining both U.S and Confederate Cavalry.See More
Sep 25
Jim Muche replied to Margaret-Anne Moore's discussion MANSON JOLLY/JOLLEY
"This site will probably supply what you need: http://www.sandersweb.net/ http://www.sandersweb.net/Jolly/jollyfamily.php According to them this is the only know photo "
Sep 23
Jim Muche commented on KALEEAH LAME KNEE's group NATIVE POEMS AND NATVE QUOTES
"With beauty before me, may I walk; with beauty behind me, may I walk; with beauty above me, may I walk; with beauty below me, may I walk; with beauty all around me, may I walk. Wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, I walk. Navajo prayer"
Sep 21
Jim Muche commented on KALEEAH LAME KNEE's group NATIVE POEMS AND NATVE QUOTES
"Beauty is before me, and beauty behind me, Above me and below me hovers the beautiful. I am surrounded by it, I am immersed in it. In my youth, I am aware of it, And, in old age I shall walk quietly the beautiful trail. In beauty it is begun. In…"
Sep 20
Jim Muche replied to Gerald T. Ahnert's discussion La Posta Restaurant, Mesilla--Butterfield Stage Station?
"Hi Gerry, Pretty sure you know of this resource but will pass it on just in case.  The Braun Library at the Southwest Museum in L.A. (the Southwest Museum is part of the Autry National Center now) has a large collection of Arizona…"
Sep 11
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Cavalry Recruiting Posters in the group Cavalry
"Civil War Poster - Continental Cavalry 1861 "
Sep 6

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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 (15 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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