Old West Photos

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort…about 20 miles east of Palm Springs, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 17th.

 

A friend sent me an email with these great photos and I would like to share them with you…

 

 

 

: Old Photos That I Haven’t Seen Before……….THE OLD WEST………….
Cowboys Around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910
 
Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and he has looped his left arm around a Winchester model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. On the back is the light pencil inscription Indian fighter. :
Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s.
In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and
He has looped his left arm around a Winchester model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. On
The back of the photo is the light pencil inscription “Indian fighter”.
Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888:
Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888
1899 Concord, Michigan
1899 Concord, Michigan “Buggy & Wagon Shop”
Thankful someone took the time to photograph this type of beauty - April 1937.
Thankful someone took the time to photograph this type of beauty – April 1937.
“Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana.”
1887-West Center Street, Anaheim, California:
1887-West Center Street, Anaheim, California.  Now we have Disneyland here!
 Moser's, Guns, Banjo's, and Mules at the Liverystable in East Tennessee around 1890:
Moser’s, Guns, Banjo’s, and Mules at the Liverystable in East Tennessee around 1890
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey:
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern
California. That is a huge running crack in the ground.
Now they are building houses right on the line as fast as the boards can be delivered. Hmm ….
the boys are back in town (cowboys, 1887):
This is what real cowboys looked like in 1887.  Not as fancy as on TV, huh!
Some of the toughest, bravest people we know of.  They gave it their all to go west and start
A new life.  This wagon train is in eastern Colorado in 1880.
This moose team belonged to W.R. (Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day. They were found by a Metis near Baptiste Lake in 1910 and were reared by bottle and broken to drive by Mr. Day at Athabasca Landing during the winter of 1910. Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies to Wabasca, Edmonton, Pelican Mountains, Calling Lake, Athabasca, Colinton, Rochester, Tawatinaw, Clyde, Legal, Carbondale and St. Albert. Buffalo Bill and his wife also ran a store at Calling Lake. Photograph J.H. Gano; Mrs. L. L:
This moose team belonged to W.R. (Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day. They were found by a Metis near
Baptiste Lake in 1910 and were reared by bottle and broken to drive by Mr. Day at Athabasca
Landing during the winter of 1910. Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies.
In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.:
In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front  teeth,
So that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to
Avoid service.  In our day they just jumped the border into Canada.
Tired Prospector: Klondike Gold Rush:
Here we have a tired old prospector during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Lulu Parr - Her skill with the gun caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed her to his show in 1903. She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time, Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill s show. Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu s willingness to ride unbroken ponies that he presented her with an ivory-handled Colt single-action revolver, engraved with Buffalo Bill Cody to Lulu Parr 1911. http://www.pinterest.com/eldridgep01/old-west/:
Lulu Parr – Her skill with the gun caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed
Her to his show in 1903. She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time,
Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill’s show. Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu’s
Willingness to ride unbroken ponies that he presented her with an ivory-handled
Colt single-action revolver, engraved with “Buffalo Bill Cody to Lulu Parr 1911.”
From the drivers seat of a 40 mule team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron Ca. & then loaded onto railroads formanufacturing.:
From the drivers seat of a 40 mule team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron CA. 
And  then loaded onto railroads for manufacturing. All this so you could do the laundry!  Man,
that’s a lot of horses!
 
hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage:
Hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked
Onto the back of the carriage.
Deer Hunter Living In A Log , 1893.:
Deer Hunter Living In A Log , 1893. Tough guys live in tough places, I guess.  Home is where
You make it!
 
Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer. The picture presents Procession of stagecoaches loaded with passengers coming down a mountain road.:
Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created  in 1889 by
 Grabill, John C. H., photographer. The picture presents procession of stagecoaches loaded
With passengers coming down a mountain road.
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War Ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefiled. It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.:
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War Ambulance crew
Removing the wounded from a battlefield. It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the
Zouave uniforms of this unit.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with other past blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 86 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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6 thoughts on “Old West Photos

  1. Thanks for sharing these old photos. It’s always interesting to look back in time and learn.

  2. Elaine McCullough May

    What a fascinating group of old photos. I have never seen a team of moose before. Also the 40 mule team. I’d hate to be in charge of that handful of reins. These pictures are so interesting, thank you very much for sharing them

    Elaine McCullough May from Vancouver Island BC, Canada

  3. Suzanne Murray

    These are really some great photos! Hard to even imagine life in that time. I also agree with Elaine, I have never seen a team of moose either!

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