Wanted to share this website link:
These are NOT historical photos, by the way.
I wanna say we were talking about this around a year or so ago.
Saw this and had to post it
April 30, 2012
Got back into the chicken business this weekend. My neighbor, Tom Augherton, joined me on a chicken run to repopulate my empty chicken coop. Went over to Grandma Betty's on Saturday morning and retrieved Little Sheba, the squawking last survivor of my previous brood. From there we drove over to Betsy's chicken farm off Lone Mountain in Cave Creek and bought eight more chicks at $7 each and put them in the coop.…
Anybody seen this link?? (probably old news with you guys, but I hadn’t seen it before anyway)
Most of these types of conversations get lost in the can't’s, couldn't’s, and wouldn't have happened. People make up their minds and at that point one way or the other their can only be one possible consideration.…Continue
Everyday here at the James Preservation Trust requests come in for factual information. The fake & faker stuff gets blown out fairly easily. Queries about the partisan or outlaw careers of F & JJ get referred to published authorities or directed to authoritative resources. We handle most of the stuff related to the James family itself.
Today, however, produced the most unusual request ever to come in. The question came from Germany. The questioner asked is, " what his [Jesse…Continue
i never dreamed a simple historical question would get so crazy. the book in question is available at a few of our local libraries. i believe the movies young guns with emilio claimed that brushy was billy the kid, and a number of recent books have also made the same claim. i seem to remember an item in true west some years ago studied a number of the purported photos of the kid. the myth that brushy was billy the kid should have died and been buried long ago. but then, what would the…Continue
The new Grass Roots, Latigo and RovarBob cartoons, Cowboy Lore & Legend and Merlin Fanshaw contest are out at Stan's blog! Be the first to answer the trivia question and win a prize!Check it out today! http://stanlyndeauthor.com/…Continue
there have been at least 2 men who claimed they were billy the kid. i remember the man from the 1940s and 1950s who was clearly false. a number of books have been published in recent years stating that he was in fact billy the kid. i believe emilio played him in young guns.
has anyone ever heard of or read whatever happened to billy the kid? some years ago smithsonian magazine published an article on billy the kid and mentioned the man profiled in the book the article also compared a photograph of him to the authenticated photograph of the kid. any comments?
April 27, 2012
Someone on here challenged me to illustrate Wyatt Earp's favorite horse in Tombstone and, well, here you go:
You've all seen the banks that bear the Frost name, but I'm assuming that most of you do not realize that those banks could have begun in Comanche County, Texas. That is they could have if their founder…Continue
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April 27, 2012
Got up at 4:30 this morning. Really nice and cool out. Had some rain yesterday so the air was wet, which is always so sweet in Arizona because it's so rare.
Bailed right into a cover concept: Wyatt Earp's Long Shadow. Here is sketch number one:
April 26, 2012
Went home for lunch and whipped out a character inspired by a scene I shot off the TV of Lawman.Here's the screen capture:
Great lighting effects. And here's my interpretation of it as applied to an old West marshal:
Be sure to sign up for the Cottonwood Clarion for fun cowboy cartoons, facts and trivia and to get your advance copy of Cowboy Lore & Legend each week. And don't forget about the weekly Merlin Fanshaw trivia contest ~ you can win a great prize from the author! …Continue
As I’ve said before, Comanche, Texas just couldn’t get past being a rough, rough frontier town. This fact was never more clear than it was in the summer of 1880. (I can't guarantee my spelling of surnames.)
On June 21, 1880, John Hibarger was plowing his field on Resley’s Creek when he was shot and killed by two men. There were several witnesses to the murder, but they were too far away to recognize the men. All they knew was…Continue
April 25, 2012
Ed Riley from Bronzesmith in Prescott Valley dropped by last night to show me the precast of the ten-foot version of Not-So-Gentle Tamer. Here's a sneak peek at this big sucker:
Ain't she a beaut? That's Ken Amorosano at left, and Ed at right,…Continue
To the best of your ability, look at the clothing, guns, hats, leather, etc... and come up with a date (year only) you think this photo was taken.
This is a test!! …Continue
April 24, 2012
Crazy busy. Working quite a bit on tracing paper. Allows me to work freely without pencil and if I screw it up I can put another piece of tracing paper over it and not lose the design. Here are a couple recent illustrations done in this manner. First up, the legendary Charlie Meadows:
At the beginning of the week we are usually favored with a new blog by BBB. I, for one, and I'm sure, practically all True Westers, look forward eagerly to these observations, photos and artwork by BBB. But now we're well into Tuesday, and haven't heard anything from Bob since Saturday. Meanwhile, the True West blogs have been up to here in ruminations on doubtful BTK photos. BBB, where are you? We hope everything's OK, and you haven't been captured by bandidos or renegade Apaches.