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The Nooseletter
Vol. 4 - No.01 January, 2022 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
 
Happy New Year everybody. I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas Holiday. It is my sincere wish that 2022 is substantially better than 2021. I had a wonderful time with my family in Georgia the last couple of weeks. It was well worth the expense and frustration of flying during a "so-called" pandemic. It was a very nice ending to a horrible year. I hope, for all of us, that 2022 will be a launching point to finally putting this opression behind us.

Our featured article is a long one, but one that I find to be very important. As you know, Randal Massaro is a major player in the animal rights world, and now I am dipping my toes in the waters as well. Randal sent me this article, along with hundreds of others, and I found it very interesting, informative and a bit angering as well.

I have been assembling this Nooseletter for aboput 3 1/2 years now. My how time flies. I alwasy said that I would stop when I get bored (and I get bored easily). I said the same thing about the Reel Cowboys too. Well, I am not bored yet (with either of them), so keep the article suggetiions coming, along with cartoons, photos, videos, and calendar events.

Lastly, just an announcement: The Reel Cowboys meeting held on January 1st, 2022 is cancelled do to the holidays. We will see you at the following meeting on January 15th, 2022.

~Charles P. Scott
FEATURED ARTICLE
Why Hunting Isn't Conservation, and Why it Matters
~Kevin Bixby
In late December 2014, I received a call from a friend. He and his wife had made a gruesome discovery while exploring the desert outside of Las Cruces. They had stumbled upon the bodies of 39 dead coyotes. I knew what had happened.

Wildlife killing contests are just what the name suggests. Participants compete for prizes to see who can kill the most coyotes, bobcats, foxes or whatever the target species happens to be. The animals are not eaten, nor are their pelts generally taken. They are simply killed for fun and profit. After the prizes are awarded, the victims are unceremoniously dumped, often...
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CHRONICLE OF THE OLD WEST
Robert Zachary
~Dakota Livesay
It's interesting to review the punishment for criminals during the Old West. Often murders get off with a slap on the wrist, while other times, a minor crime resulted in an extended stay in prison, or worse. Sometimes the difference was the crime's time and location.

Robert Zachary was a minor criminal, at best. He operated as a member of Henry Plummer’s gang in Montana back in the...
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UPCOMING EVENTS
  All of January, 2022
Journeys Gallery
The Autry Museum
  All of January, 2022
Cowboy Gallery
The Autry Museum
  January 1
Reel Cowboys Meeting Cancelled
  January 14-15, 2022
Hollywood Show, Burbank
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
  January 13, 2022
1960s Dance Party
The Rolling Stones vs Creedence Clearwater Revival
  January 15
Reel Cowboys Meeting
  January 22, 2022
Film and the American Landscape
Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills
Trigger is Back
~Rene Ray De La Cruz
After once standing tall at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, the statue of Roy Rogers’ beloved horse Trigger has found a new home.

The Golden Palomino now greets guests at the entrance of the Spirit River Center located on Apple Valley Road, just north of Highway 18 and about 8 miles west of his previous home.

A work crew braved chilly morning temperatures Tuesday to erect the 24-foot-high statue that was situated at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum — first in Apple Valley, then in Victorville and finally in Branson, Missouri, before returning to Apple Valley in 2010 with the help of Trigger’s co-owners Chet Hitt and Bob Tinsley. “We decided it was time...
Tehachapi: In the Beginning
~Pat Davis Gracey
Tehachapi was once a vast, spacious valley with tall, waving grasses, wild game and running streams. Magnificent oaks grew in profusion along with pine and fir. With the Tehachapi Mountains to the south and the tip end of the great Sierra Nevada range to the north, the valley in between was blessed with pleasant summers and enough rain and snowfall to grow any food needed. Although the vast Mojave Desert was located just over the Tehachapi Range, it didn't seem to intrude upon the ideal home of the first residents.

The first local people, the Kawaiisu, or the Nuwa (The People), as they called themselves, were peaceful Native Americans and welcomed the first explorers into their land...
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Lyrics to the Rifleman Theme
~Alfred Perry
For those of you who are familiar with "The Rifleman" theme song, did you know that the music was created by Herschel Burke Gilbert. That being said, that song had lyrics as well. Those were written by Alfred Perry. Click the link to read the lyrics and hear the song performed...
Gettysburg Myths
~Battlefields.org
With so much written about the Battle of Gettysburg, it's not surprising that the war's bloodiest battle has become surrounded by delusions and misinformation. Here are seven myths about the Battle of Gettysburg, debunked. Despite how it is often portrayed in movies and...
Poker in the Old West
~Marshall Trimble
In so many Wild West movies and stories you see and hear about cowboys playing poker or cards. This raises some questions. What was the most common style of poker played at the time? What kind of poker was Wild Bill Hickok most likely playing at the time he was...
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Cowboys Battle in the Wild West
   
POETRY CORNER
Mexico's Podigal Son
~Greg See

Los Tres Amigos Ranch on the meadows of Las Vegas
prospered with Miguel and his first son Jose,
but Young Pablo didn’t like the work or the pay.

“This ranch is doing fine,” said he to his Padre,
“It’s Spring and the cattle are fat on our agenda.
Now give me what’s mine and ‘adios the hacienda.’”

Old Miguel scratched his chin, then nodded his head,
and divided all he had between each of his boys.
Jose went to work, Pablo to his toys.

Saddled with dineros on his perfect thoroughbred,
the boy rode to Clayton for women, wine and song,
‘til his horse was sold and his silver saddle gone.
Desert winds dried up both his credit and his lovers.

Hungry for so long, Pablo didn’t have a peso, and he
Couldn’t remember tasting chile con queso!
There was nothing for it now but to make himself a slave.

This Don’s proud son kept a farmer’s pig,
and for the pods it ate...

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Can You Guess Which One is Charles Scott?
(Yes, this is me and my five brothers)
Wanted: The Scott Boys. Dead or Alive. For murderin' the Sheriff, swindlin' his deputy, robbin' his parents, stealin' his wife and his horse, cheatin' his children, drinkin' his booze, threatenin' the school marm, bribin' the judge, and being a general nuisance about town (drinkin', fightin', whorin', stinkin' up the saloon, shootin', cheatin' at cards, and disturbin' the peace).
   
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