Category Archives: Old West

How to move your trunk: the improved Model T

The Depot Hack was a modified Model T frame with a box on the back for passenger seating. 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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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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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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Janitor work in mining saloons paid gold

Saloon keepers in mining camps kept gold dust from littering the floor. Continue reading

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Argo Gold Mine and Mill

Eighty percent of the gold is still in them thar hills! History of the Argo Tunnel and Argo Gold Mine and Mill. Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

Was Buffalo Bill in the Pony Express, or wasn’t he? Continue reading

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