Category Archives: Historyonashirt

Sturmpanzerwagen – the Imperial Crawler

The Germans stuffed 18 men inside this tank, along with engine fumes, noise, fuel, ammunition, and any other supplies. Continue reading

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A waterwheel in a dry land

It is interesting to see that water power could be used in arid northern New Mexico as well as in a place as wet as England. Continue reading

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Colorado Ski Train

Involving railroad, the mountains, and snow, the Ski Train was a symbol of Colorado’s history. Continue reading

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Tenth Mountain Division

Veterans of the Tenth Mountain Division were responsible for a large part of recent Colorado and Southwestern history. Continue reading

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Fort Vasquez

Fort Vasquez, along a north fork of the Santa Fe Trail, was known for its trade in buffalo hides. Continue reading

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Mountain Men

Mountain men were NOT generally bearded, antisocial, leather-wearing bumpkins in fur hats. Quite the contrary. Continue reading

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Boot Hill, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday

Men often “died with their boots on”, which could be a compliment meaning that they died fighting rather than not; however, it also meant not living to old age. Continue reading

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B-17 Flying Fortresses and December 7, 1941

The B-17s were coming in unarmed and low on fuel, which, as expressed by the one pilot in the Tora! Tora! Tora! movie, is not such a great way to fly into a war. Continue reading

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George Armstrong Custer

“Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.” For Custer, most of the time it worked, except for his last major engagement at Little Big Horn. Continue reading

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Lowry AFB Commemorative

Lowry AFB was the original location of the Air Force Academy. Continue reading

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