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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 Margaret-Anne Moore's discussion RUSSELL, GORDON, AND GEORGE?
"This is from a biography of Yakima Canutt: With the arrival of talking pictures, Canutt's time as a Hollywood cowboy hero was over as influenza had damaged his voice. He described his voice problem in Stunt Man, The Autobiography of Yakima…"
4 hours ago
Jim Muche replied to Margaret-Anne Moore's discussion RUSSELL, GORDON, AND GEORGE?
"Here are some more: Actor (184 credits)  1985 Yak's Best Ride (Short) Yakima Canutt  1959 Rio Bravo Gunman on Horse (uncredited)  1950 Rocky Mountain Trooper Ryan (USA)…"
yesterday
Jim Muche replied to Margaret-Anne Moore's discussion RUSSELL, GORDON, AND GEORGE?
"Yakima Canutt had a full life in both Rodeo and Hollywood.  The Autry National Center in Griffith Park has a number of items linked to him including one of his trophy saddles. Here is a short history of his life and a lot of his Hollywood…"
yesterday
Jim Muche replied to Margaret-Anne Moore's discussion RUSSELL, GORDON, AND GEORGE?
"Here's the basics on the film: Sons of Adventure (1948) 60 min  -  Western  -  1 September 1948 (USA) Director: Yakima Canutt Writers: Franklin Adreon, Sol Shor Stars: Lynne Roberts, Russell Hayden, Gordon Jones Cast Lynne…"
Tuesday
Patricia Grosvenor commented on Jim Muche's blog post Veterans Day
"Amen to that Jim.... X:)"
Nov 12
Patricia Grosvenor commented on Jim Muche's blog post Veterans Day
"Amen to that Ed...... Father God have Mercy...... :)x❤️"
Nov 12
Edward M Sullens commented on Jim Muche's blog post Veterans Day
"They fought for this country's independence in the 18th century, fought to add territory to this country in 2 wars with Mexico, charged up San Juan Hill in Cuba, chased bandits in Mexico, were invaluable in bringing an end to 2 World Wars,…"
Nov 11
Margaret-Anne Moore commented on Jim Muche's blog post Veterans Day
"AMEN."
Nov 11
Jim Muche posted a blog post
Nov 11
Margaret-Anne Moore replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"I read some years ago that George Patton after his graduation from West Point requested to be posted to the Cavalry. Some scoffed but Patton is stated to have said that he realized that the "mechanized" cavalry--the tank batallions--would…"
Nov 10
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Random Photos in the group Cavalry
"PASSING THE BATON Here's an unusual photo from Ft. Riley, KS depicting the ending of the horse cavalry era and the beginning of the mechanized cavalry era. "
Nov 9
Jim Muche posted a blog post

Horse Feed Recall

Just got this notice and thought I would pass it along to those in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia who might have missed it.Bartlett Milling Company Issues Recall of Horse FoodContact: Consumer: (800) 438-6016 Media: Julie Salley, (816) 489-2458FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2014 – Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited recall of certain horse feeds due to potential Rumensin contamination. The products were distributed to customers and retailers in North…See More
Nov 5
Jim Muche replied to Jim Muche's discussion Escort Duty in the group Cavalry
"Here are a couple of entries from the daily reports from Fort Richardson concerning cattle drive escort duty: July 1, 1970 Personnel: 412 Bvt Maj. T. C. Tupper with the effective strength of his Co. C 6th Cavalry, left this post June 1, 1870…"
Oct 29
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,…"
Oct 22
Ed Wager replied to Jim Muche's discussion Escort Duty in the group Cavalry
"Did not know that Thanks, Jim."
Oct 22
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
Oct 21

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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
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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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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Veterans Day

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

Horse Feed Recall

Just got this notice and thought I would pass it along to those in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia who might have missed it.

Bartlett Milling Company Issues Recall of Horse Food

Contact:

Consumer:

(800) 438-6016



Media:

Julie Salley, (816) 489-2458

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2014 – Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited…

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