We drove up to Miles City yesterday, expecting to find a true old west town. What a let down. The dying downtown had very little to offer. There were, like many small towns, a lot of empty buildings. What few stores were there were closed, being Sunday, including Miles City Saddlery, which I really wanted to see. About the only businesses open were the bars.
The museum was closed also, but that may be because it was Sunday or maybe that it is only open in the summer…Continue
I haven't heard much about this but it sounds like it may be a good film. One inspiration for the film is the original 1966 spaghetti western Django.
Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave living in the Deep South after having been separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When Django is held for a slave auction, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German bounty hunter who uses his former profession as a…Continue
Happy to post a shot of me and my bride, while visiting our son, on a stop in front of the famous Palace Saloon, Prescott, AZ.
Felt almost like coming home.
I think this is relevant as it greatly affected our western migration and the survival of early Americans, both red and white.
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a war all but forgotten in American history books. But what did that war mean for this country’s Indigenous Peoples?
The War of 1812 formally began on June 18, 1812 when President James Madison signed the Declaration of War against the United Kingdom. The war was fought for a number of…Continue
just what stories some of the old buildings around the west could tell if only they could speak?
Like this spread;
I made my story available online to gather reactions to it. I am not trying to open a discussion about the feisability of the plot, nor am I attempting to gather praise. I am simply looking for honest reactions to enable me to improve the story. Though the book has been published, I want to expand it, improve it, and re-publish it.
Please go back and give me your honest opinion. I can take it.
I appreciate it.
I signed up at an old friend's web site. Now, to be honest, Mr. Lynde and I are not really old friends, but Rick O"Shay, Hipshot, and I certainly are.
I even got me one of those signed posters,,,
I recall reading those cartoon strips way back in the days I threw my leg over a saddle to go to work. Read those strips every chance I got. Rick…Continue
Since my contract with my publisher has expired and they have done nothing to help promote my book, I have decided to post it online, free of charge.
Liberty, by S.E. Hutchison
For my friends here I am posting my manuscript on my Vietnam Veterans and Friends web site. All are welcome to drop by and read the story. I will post a couple of chapters each day. All I ask is respect my copyright. here is the url:
I realize this film is not about the "old west" but events that transpired during and after the War most certainly made a huge impact on out beloved old west.
If you are a history buff, and are going to see any movie this year, see this one!
It is about the trail of Mary Surrett. It is very well done while not going into if she was guility or not. Her trail was not about justice or even the law. It was about politics and revenge.
A lot of talk has been going on about rigging on western saddles.
Rather than hi-jacking a topic, I thought I would post this.
Western saddles have a variety of cinchas.
The older, pre-1900 were mostly "center-fire" which means the cincha was center of the saddle, directly under or even slightly to the rear of the stirrup straps. This was uncorfortable for horse and rider. It also allowed the saddle to "tip."
Then the cincha got…Continue
Added by Stan H on October 31, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but after reading Janice's poem mentioning the High Lonesome, I thought I'd dig back in my files and post this one I wrote some years back. I was going to post it as a comment on her's, but did not wish to "step" on her great work.
Anyhoo, for your reading pleasure (or not);
The High Lonesome
Have you ever been out on the High Lonesome?
The fort at Bluff, UT…Continue
November 29, 1864…
A TRIP TO YESTERDAY
A TRIP TO YESTERDAY
I thought I would make a few observations about the relationship between our early inhabitants and the European (white) settlers.
In today's world, we mostly tend to side with the Redman. We all believe the natives of this contenent were badly mistreated. To a degree, that is true. There were hundreds of treaties signed between governments and the various tribes goig back to the days of the early Spanish explorations. Almost everyone of these treaties were broken,…Continue