Wasn't New Mexico called "The Land of Enchantment" at one time?
How could you improve on that?
Our Alberta plate has "Wild Rose Country" and I love it!
Wonderful cloud work your'e doing lately. Awesome!
Added by Bill Dunn on May 31, 2009 at 2:10pm —
May 31, 2009
The Arizona Republic
led off their editorial pages this morning with two guys in cowboy hats. That would be Marshall Trimble and me.
Marshall gave a historical insight into how Phoenix became the center of the Arizona universe and I was asked to do a piece on state nicknames. Actually I was asked to do a piece on state mottos, which was a total gas to do, but at the last minute a copy editor insisted that it was nicknames, not mottos they wanted me to… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes
here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming… Continue
Added by Sixgun on May 31, 2009 at 9:00am —
I attended Wyatt Earp Days last weekend in Tombstone and had a grand time. visited with old friends and made a few new ones. There was one thing that did dissapoint me a little bit though. I was the only reenactor at the event that was mouinted. The reason this dissapopints me is that the most common costuming for reenactors seems to be the cowboy. Now a cowboy without a horse is no different than a pilot without an airplane. No matter how skilled he may be he cannot perform his primary… Continue
Added by Lee Anderson on May 30, 2009 at 5:10pm —
I admit that things were not shaping up very well for the ceremony at first. The rehearsal did not go well primarily because no one showed up except my counterpart in the Plans Division. The Troop commander forgot about it...said something about soup sandwiches...and the Colonel, who was looking out her office window, did not see anybody on the parade field and decided not to come. It was probably just as well. The two of us who showed up walked the field to see if it was safe for a cavalry… Continue
Added by Christopher Zimmerman on May 30, 2009 at 4:30pm —
May 30, 2009
I keep playing with storm clouds for the Mickey Free story. Here is a study I whipped out this morning:
As Mickey rode south on the trail of the Apache Kid, the storm clouds rooted themselves in the scorched earth and the molten ground spit it right back into the sky. Meanwhile, Mickey encounters numerous fires burning up the draws and along the ridgelines south of Fronteras. The smoke and the clouds… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 30, 2009 at 12:05pm —
Besides being impulsive and frequently out of control, I also suffer from Big Mouth Disease. I often get the feeling that lots of people don’t like this about me.
My last attack happened when a co-worker told me about his wife doing endurance races. It hit like a thunderbolt. Suddenly I heard not a word he said as I saw my destiny as a world-famous endurance rider!! Fabulous images crossed my mind as I envisioned myself galloping through the dell, trailering around the world to… Continue
Added by Becky Coffield on May 30, 2009 at 10:10am —
This was in today's Washington Post:
It was a journey that took more than a hundred years.
Missing for decades, the remains of Cpl. Isaiah Mays, a Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, were laid to rest Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Paying respects were African-American veterans, U.S. Army soldiers and those who rode for days as part of a motorcycle escort -- members of the Missing in America Project, who traveled from as far away as California… Continue
Added by Mark Boardman on May 30, 2009 at 9:03am —
Thanks for the info about mao, same thing happened to me.
Added by Jim Lacy on May 29, 2009 at 4:49pm —
On June 7th, I'll be speaking before the Pulaski County Historical Society in Somerset, Kentucky. I'll be addressing the life of John M. James, the grandfather of Frank & Jesse James. I'll be detailing his life from the period of the Revolutionary War, to his migration into Kentucky, and his frontier associations with the grandparents of the Younger brothers, the Pence family, and the frontiersman brothers William Lewis, Milton Green, and Andrew Whitley Sublette. Bill Sublette founded Fort… Continue
Added by Eric James on May 29, 2009 at 3:21pm —
May 29, 2009
Twenty years ago I took a drawing class from legendary comic strip artist Burne Hogarth. I learned a ton on anatomy and rendering from the guy who did Tarzan
for the newspaper comics and created Drago.
This was at the Scottsdale Artist's School where they bring in the best artists in the country and you study with them for a week. Yesterday I got out his 1972 Tarzan of the Apes
graphic novel to study his linework. I was taken with his rendering of… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
May 29, 2009
Last week I wrote up a Plugged In commentary on the new movie about the Kingman Motel, called Management
, starring Steve Zahn and Jennifer Anniston. The short piece ran in last Sunday's Arizona Republic
and yesterday I received a nice little packet of old photos from my cousin Taplou (Duncan) Weir.
Someone in our family (perhaps my mom) walked all the way around the front of Al Bell's Flying A on Route 66 and took a series of photos documenting… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 29, 2009 at 10:15am —
I heard a radio story this morning that a 1870's & '80's Dodge City court ledger with Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson's names in it has turned up in Ohio. The U.S. Attorney's office is trying to get it returned. I wanted to check it out so ran a Google and came up with an AP article in, of all places, the Taiwan News.
Its certainly gotten to be a small world, hasn't it!
Added by Sharon Tally on May 29, 2009 at 9:16am —
Please allow me to indulge just a bit....
It all started last week while I was in Llano for the Texas Proud Festival. I happened to make my way into, I believe it was called, Col. Crow's Mercantile, across from the courthouse. While paying at the register, I looked down to see a couple of issues of TW. One issue I had, the other I must have missed. So I picked it up and was thumbing through it when the very nice lady behind the counter said, "Oh you can have that!". Wow! So, I took… Continue
Added by Joey Rios on May 29, 2009 at 7:34am —
unable to bring up your comments. hamby
Added by hamby on May 28, 2009 at 6:45pm —
My search for any civil war relatives started over three months ago. I wanted to become a member of the UDC ( United Daughters of the Confederacy) because I am a Southern woman by birth and because of the fact I write about and photograph civil war reenactments. The journey started out like any other, finding those facts that would associate me with a family member who served as a Confederate soldier. After speaking with my uncle Gary Calvert, I visited the Mississippi Department of Archives… Continue
Added by Melanie D. Calvert-Benton on May 28, 2009 at 4:51pm —
My husband "W.R. Benton " and are going to the Memphis Film Festival in Olive Branch, Ms. The MFF is from June 4-6th and will have some the old western actors, so if you're a fan of Classic Western Movies and Television., you'll want to try and come.
The website is at: www.memphisfilmfestival.com
You can the information you need there. Hope to see you there! Melanie Calvert Benton
Added by Melanie D. Calvert-Benton on May 28, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Inside Doc Holliday’s WorldDoc Holliday’s Road to Tombstone
: Tuberculosis, the road west and Sister Melanie.
False accusations and outright lies aimed to darken the Holliday legend was not lost on journalist, Lucy Caldwell and producer, Bobby Anderson. They were convinced that the true Holliday legend was hidden beneath a veneer that Dime Store novels had drawn and Hollywood perpetuated. Lucy and Bobby worked independently, searching for the real Doc Holliday, but success… Continue
Added by Tom Barnes on May 28, 2009 at 3:19pm —
May 28, 2009
The producer of the PBS series American Experience
, Rob Rapley, sent me a low res version of the sunset time lapse film which will probably be used in the Wyatt Earp show they are currently working on. Here it is:
Pretty cool. He wanted ominous and he got it. This… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
May 27, 2009
Went home for lunch and finished another Mickey Free study on traversing the Salt River Canyon:
I may change Powhatan to Remington, since the latter would be the one stopping to gawk at the scenery.
Note to self:
do not mention guns in the magazine without running it by the Gun Guys!
Here's Hickok expert Joe Rosa on our "Photos Don't Lie" feature in the current issue:
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —