Tag Archives: Wild West

The lynching of Preston John Porter Jr. by a mob from Limon and Colo. Springs

A propos of, let’s say, LYNCHING. Colorado state history records 175+ lynchings, of mostly cattle rustlers and horse thieves. Boosters laud our state’s few (5) racially-motivated lynchings, but in relation to Colorado’s small portion of African- Americans, the incident rate … Continue reading

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US Army blankets are generic today

When I was assembling my dorm room kit for college, I wanted an army blanket as a bed cover. For reasons I must have understood better then, the heavy duty olive drab wool, emblazoned with a U.S. monogram, was inarguably … Continue reading

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Wild West on the Old West Side

I ran across this snapshot I took a couple years ago, a favorite moment in this otherwise urban/suburban area. The trolley tracks are gone, even the railroad and inclines are gone, but someone’s still riding their horse to Daylight Donuts.

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Buffalo Bill Lives at Fort Cody Nebraska

FT CODY, NEBRASKA- On I-80 as you pass North Platte, sits the Fort Cody Trading Post, home of the Free Buffalo Bill Museum Emporium. What had been the Ogallala, Neb, Sioux Trading Post, moved in 1969 to follow the travelers … Continue reading

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Jamie Leigh Jones is still locked in a box

When they teach in math class about the square roots of numbers, you invariably encounter the paradox of negative numbers. Since neither two positive factors nor two negatives can produce a negative, you’re told the square root of a negative … Continue reading

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Unlawful Combatant Private Contractors

Here’s a rare photo of some private security contractors in Iraq. In the wild west they were called guns for hire. Incorporated they became Pinkertons and so continued a long tradition of reviled professional soldiers, Hessians, Swiss Guards, Gurkhas, usually … Continue reading

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