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The Nooseletter
Vol. 3 - No.10 October, 2021 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Happy October everybody. When scoring the internet for upcoming events in October, I had to weed out the hundreds of Oktoberfest and Halloween events. Finally, I came upon some that were more up our alley and they are shown in the calendar. For those who are interested, I here is a "2021 Guide to the Best Oktoberfest in Los Angeles County". Check it out. I hope you all stay safe while celebrating Oktoberfest and Halloween this year.

There was one event that was brought to me be our very own Randal Massaro. It is the Happy Trails Street Fair, Parade, and Car Show in Apple Valley. Gather around and join in the fun.

After a very long conversation with my good friend, Randal, he has a brought to my attention an issue that should be very important to every Reel & Real Cowboy. Read the featured article to find more.
Although the article is only about shelter dogs, the truth of the matter is that the war on our wildlife extends to coyotes, bears, prairie dogs, wild mustangs, burros, and many other species. It's sad to see that these degenerates and elected officials that we put into office can't or don't want to see the truth about American's war on wildlife, with our tax dollars to boot.
~Randal Massaro
It is because of this issue that I have created a banner that will now be added to the bottom of the Nooseletter pages that links to the "Union Members for the Preservation of Wildlife" Facebook page.

~Charles P. Scott
The Rogue Agency
~Christopher Ketcham
Wildlife Services operatives have killed at least 2 million native mammals and 15 million native birds. Many of these animals are iconic in the American West and beloved by the public. Several are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In 2014, Wildlife Services killed 322 wolves, 61,702 coyotes, 2,930 foxes, 580 black bears, 796 bobcats, five golden eagles, and three bald eagles. The agency also killed tens of thousands of beavers, squirrels, and prairie dogs. The goal of this slaughter, according to the agency’s literature, is to provide "federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance that allows people and wildlife to coexist peacefully." The 1931 Animal Damage Control Act, the agency’s enabling legislation, directs it to “conduct campaigns for the destruction or control” of any “animals injurious to agriculture.”
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Texas Rangers
~Dakota Livesay
On November 24, 1835 legislation was passed to form the Old West's most famous law group. A law group that 183 years later is still wearing cowboy hats and arresting lawbreakers.

In 1826 Stephen Austin authorized a force of men to fight Indians. This group was the inspiration that inspired the Texas Legislature to form the Texas Rangers on November 24, 1835. They were formed, not as a law enforcement group, but to protect the Texas frontier from Comanche Indians and Mexican banditos crossing over...
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  October 1
American Indian & Western
Collector's Show
  October 2
Reel Cowboys Meeting
  October 9
Charity Pro Rodeo
  October 9
Happy Trails Street Fair,
Parade, and Car Show
  October 12
History of the American West
  October 16
Reel Cowboys Meeting
  October 16
An Evening of Western Swing
  October 17
Cowboy Fast Draw Competition
Wider Herd
~Bob Boze Bell
When my Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp book was first published (1993), I did a book-signing at the Phoenix Public Library.

Someone there came up with the groovy idea to put me outside on the front steps during a rodeo parade to cash in on all the potential book-buyers watching the parade.

Short version: not one person watching the parade ever turned around or came to my table. However, an aging hippie on inline skates did glide up to my table and looked curiously at my wares. He had earbuds on with Lynyrd Skynyrd blasting so loud I could hear the lyrics to “They Call Me the Breeze.” Flipping through the pages, he looked up and said, “What’s this?” I said loudly...
Audrey Hepburn: Secret History
~David Crow
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic movie stars of the 20th century, yet her experience with both the Dutch resistance and Nazis in World War II is largely forgotten.

In stories of doomed World War II gallantry, little is as romanticized as Operation Market Garden. A technical failure by the Allied Powers to defeat the Nazis in 1944, this invasion of the Netherlands left British paratroopers stranded around a bridge in Arnhem, far too removed from their tanks to hold the line. Nevertheless, the bravery of those Airborne “Red Devils” has lived on in pop culture, as have the Dutch resistance fighters who sheltered them. What has been largely forgotten is that among those courageous souls was a...
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Slavery in the United States
When Europeans first colonized the North American continent, the land was vast, the work was harsh, and there was a severe shortage of labor. White bond servants, paying their passage across the ocean from Europe through indentured labor, eased but did not solve the problem. Tensions between settlers and former indentured servants increased the pressure to find a new labor source. Early in the seventeenth century, a Dutch ship loaded with African slaves introduced a solution—and yet paradoxically a new problem—to the New World. Slaves proved to be economical...
PTSD in the Old West
~Arizona State University
More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres.

In one five-year period during what has come to be known as the Pleasant Valley War, 18 people were killed and four were wounded by lawmen, Apache raids, vigilantes and their fellow ranchers.

The story of the American West is rife with violence, but, until now, no one has delved into the psychological effect of living constantly under the...
The Tom Selleck Story
~INSP (Heroes Live Here)
From Magnum P.I. to Blue Bloods and Beyond! Thomas William Selleck was born on January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan to Martha and Robert Dean Selleck. In 1948, when Tom was 3 years old, his family moved to Sherman Oaks, California.

As a young man, he went to the University of Southern California on a collegiate scholarship where he played basketball. At 6’4” tall, he was a successful athlete pursuing a business degree and he also did some modeling. With his chiseled good looks, athleticism, and...
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Red Skeleton's Pledge of Allegiance
~Jim Fish

We’ve shared the trail, kicked up some dust,
An’ stood a storm or two.
We’ve rode the plains, the wide frontier,
The easy trails were few.
You’ve listened like some wise old sage
To ever thing I’ve said,
An’ as a friend, supported me,
No matter where it led.

I wished I coulda carried you,
The times you were in pain;
Or rustled up some kinda shed
To turn the blowin’ rain.
I’ve come up shy with some your needs...

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