I was just reading True West Magazine, March 2013. When on page 35, you have a group of men in a photograph, under the title of "The Gentleman Vigilante." I noticed the man standing third from the right wearing the derby hat looked a lot like Harry Longabaugh. You stated Longabaugh had worked for Elias Whitcomb on his Bar FS Ranch. Now turn to page 47 and you have the famous Wild Bunch photo with Harry Longabaugh seated at bottom left. Turn back to page 35 and line the two of them up. I mean…Continue
Posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:13am — 7 Comments
Now, there's no question whether or not, cowboys verbally used swear words 130 years ago. The real question is, what were the favorite ugly words of that time period? I watched the complete first season of the HBO series, "Deadwood" a few weeks back. And I can certainly tell you they used some darling little words. I couldn't help but think, maybe they sounded a little too modern. So, does anyone know what colorful language was genuine and original to the Old West?
Posted on May 20, 2012 at 5:57pm — 11 Comments
Okay, the last time I made a comment, it seemed like everyone had their turn kicking the wheels of my wagon. So, with the courtesy of a rebuttal, I would like to clarify my position. Testicular fortitude is not unthinking, hot-tempered, testosterone bravado. In layman's terms, it's having the "Balls" to self motivate a man to action under extreme circumstances, sometimes self-preservation. This certainly could of applied to the McLaury Brothers. I would surely think all war veterans have…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2012 at 12:49pm — 17 Comments
I read with great interest, Mark Boardman's article entitled, "Sizing Up" in your June 2012 issue. While I find it an interesting fact about the McLaury Brothers height requirements. I can surely tell you any measure of a real man is certainly not in physical stature. A man's real measure to courage and bravery is his testicular fortitude. The McLaury Brothers most definitely had it. Standing up to the darkly clad intimidating Earps and Holliday in a shootout certainly proved this. In my…Continue
Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:42pm — 20 Comments