I did not produce this video but I'd sure like to shake the hand of the guy/gal who did. It focuses on a person who produced a degree of chaos here a while back and was subsequently banned. I see…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolyn A.S. Holmes May 10, 2011.
This post has nothing to do with anyone else's disagreements on this or any other forum. To be clear, I'm a member of TW, OWHF, and SOTOW. I'm making this post because I dislike guys like "Ramblin…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Morgan Feb 12, 2010.
In every field of historical interest are conmen. Some are low end (like a person recently banned from this blog) and some are high end. In any case, a con is con (aka a crime). The link is to an…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by C. F. 'Charley' Eckhardt Nov 4, 2009.
I like the movie “El Dorado” quite a lot and just noticed that the paintings of Olaf Wieghorst are featured during the beginning credits and theme song. He also had a small role in the movie playing Swede Larsen and he put on an exaggerated Swedish accent that I found quite amusing.
Wieghorst was born in Denmark in 1899 and came to the U. S. in 1918. He served in the U. S. Cavalry and later worked as a cowboy in New Mexico and Arizona. He also served as a mounted policeman in the…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment
I like trains and railroaders. Laurette Lee was a railroader and was the Amtrak conductor killed when a semi broadsided the westbound California Zephyr east of Reno on June 24, 2011. Though I didn’t know Laurette personally, I rode with her out of Reno eastbound about a year ago. She struck me as very stern and very much in charge. Just do what the lady says and don’t sass I thought to myself! For the past three Thursdays I’ve had the opportunity to visit the Reno station to watch the…Continue
Posted on July 2, 2011 at 6:37pm — 6 Comments
The melody on this YouTube video is by one of my favorites, Peter Ostroushko. Hope you enjoy the beautiful music and scenery as much as I do. It sure takes me to the mountains... If you live there, be sure to invite me! :)
Posted on August 1, 2010 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments
I had the honor and privilege of seeing Peter Nero conduct the Philadelphia Pops in front of Independence Hall last night (July 2). What a glorious setting to kick off the 4th of July weekend. As expected, the concert consisted primarily of patriotic music. But he did throw in a “western” piece due to the lasting impact cowboys have had on…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2010 at 4:45pm — 4 Comments