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The Nooseletter
Vol. 4 - No.07 July, 2022 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
It's hot out there y'all. I am wanting to bury myself with ice in my bathtub (there's a picture for you). However, I will settle on soaking in my above-ground pool for awhile. Call me if you want to join in, or maybe not.

Last month, several of the Reel Cowboys joined us us at the Italian Cowboy Launch Party in Victorville. Some of you were even filmed for the movie. There were also many of the Reel Cowboys at the Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys for the new exhibit in honor of Johnny Crawford. If you were not at these events, you really missed out. You can still visit the Johnny Crawford exhibit until September 25th tho. Click here to see the official flyer. Click here to get directions.

Due to the current social climate and the much-needed repairs to our parade float, the Reel Cowboys will not be participating in the 4th of July Parade in Solvang this year.

~Charles P. Scott
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Old West Bartenders: Bouncers and Confidants
~Gregory Lalire
A Wild West town without a saloon would be like a high-noon sky without a blazing sun. One with only one saloon would be like a night sky with but a single star—and not even a shooting one. In even the smallest, remotest of frontier settlements drinking establishments were integral to the landscape. When men, mostly young ones, consumed too much firewater, arguments, fisticuffs, gunplay and killings often ensued, either in the saloons themselves or on the dusty street just outside those swinging batwing doors. No doubt saloon shenanigans didn’t happen every week in the real West, as they did on most of those 1950s–60s...
 
CHRONICLE OF THE OLD WEST
Curly Bill Brocius
~Dakota Livesay
This week's story is about gunfighter William Graham. You say you've never heard of William Graham? It could be because he created all his havoc under a different name. When William Graham was in a New Mexico cantina, supposedly the local female singer gave him a nickname that he used for the rest of his life. It was “Curly Bill Brocius.” Curly Bill was a mean drunk. And, since he was drunk much of the time, he was mean...
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Texas Ranger Badge
~Bob Welch
The first Texas Rangers didn’t have badges. Matter of fact, they didn’t even have uniforms. For one, the newly formed Republic of Texas could hardly afford to pay the frontier force, let alone dress and supply them. Further, the Rangers themselves didn’t necessarily want to be identified. Often out-manned, their ability to blend in to the surrounding populace could be...
Battle of Little Big Horn
~History.com Editors
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, fought on June 25, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, pitted federal troops led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer (1839-76) against a band of Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Tensions between the two groups had been rising since the discovery of gold on Native American lands. When a...
Big Nose Kate
~Tijana Radeska
She is remembered in history as Doc Holliday’s on-and-off girlfriend with the big nose. But Big Nose Kate was much more than that. She showed true grit when it came to situations like saving her life or the life of her beloved man. She was born Mary Katherine Horony in 1850, in Hungary. Her father was a physician who in 1862 was appointed as the personal surgeon of Emperor...
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Lingering Guilt of John Wayne
~Jeremy Smith
It's rare that you can pinpoint the exact moment an actor vaults from regular old leading man to bona-fide cultural icon, but that's exactly what you're seeing when John Wayne, abetted by an audacious push-in from director John Ford, spins that 1892 Winchester rifle in his introduction as The Ringo Kid in "Stagecoach." Henceforth, Wayne was the epitome of the American male, the flesh-and-blood ideal of decisive action, an ornery maverick who tamed the West and served his country valiantly in wartime. Just about every boy and man in the...
Stagecoach Station Fare
~Marshall Trimble
Did you ever wonder what was usually on the menu of those old stagecoach stations? Handing one a menu at a frontier stage station wasn’t SOP. The passengers usually got what the cook prepared. The fare varied depending on whether one was near or on the fringes of civilization or on the far West frontier. True West Frontier Fare Editor, Sherry Monahan, tells me that meals served in settled areas included such tasty delights as chicken, ham, beef, bacon elk and antelope (pronghorn) steaks, turkey eggs, cream for the coffee and...
Texas Jack Remembered
~'Old West Remembered' on Facebook
Think you know the West? You don't know Jack. When Texas Jack died 142 years ago on June 28th, 1880, he was the most famous cowboy in the world. When Jack and his best friend Buffalo Bill Cody launched the first western stage show in 1872, they had no idea they were creating the modern western. When they agreed to let Ned Buntline write stories about them a few years earlier, they had no idea they would become living legends. And when Texas Jack saved Buffalo Bill's life in a skirmish with Miniconjou Sioux warriors, neither man could have...
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Stop the War on Wildlife
Hosted by Randal Massaro
Apache Daklugie performs
Stop the War on Wildlife - Produced by Animal Consciousness & Tom Porter. Hosted by Randal Massaro & Apache Daklugie guest performs Native American Chants, & performs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wages a clandestine war against America’s wildlife. Every year, the Wildlife Services kills millions of animals—from Wolves, Bears, Mountain Lions, Foxes, Coyotes, Prairie Dogs, Raptors and many more animals at the request of a minority of ranching interests. America need to stop this war & protect its animals!
   
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