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Vox Audita Perit, Littera Scripta Manet ~ Ancient Roman Proverb

I’ve heard it said that “oral tradition and history is the most accurate history known to mankind”. The sheer stupidity of this idea is almost beyond comprehension. Anyone who has paid attention to human nature or participated in the old … Continue reading

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Thanks Hank!!

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Unintended Sabbatical

I just realized it was 18 months between my last two posts!  Unbelievable.  I guess to say I have been busy is an understatement.  Early in 2018, I was threatened by my boss with physical violence.  The old guy was … Continue reading

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It is Election Season!

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Green River 2017

Green River 2017 November 4, 2017, Aaron Griggs, Mary Sims, and myself arrived at Green River, Utah around noon. We met up with Ed Bevers, Bill Bailey and Todd “Pete” Peterson. Pete, Mary, and I set up camps at Crystal … Continue reading

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Missouri River Trip 2017

Day One – 6/30/17, Aaron & I left home about 6 pm and drove to Wheatland, WY where we got a room for the night.    Day Two – 7/1/17, We traveled across Wyoming to Billings, MT where we stopped … Continue reading

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Do you really need that?

I am just as guilty as the next guy when it comes to bringing too much stuff to a rendezvous, re-enactment or other historic event.  It seems we have so much cool stuff and so little opportunity to use it … Continue reading

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The Wolf Eared Hat

I have been intrigued by the wolf eared hat since I first started studying Alfred Jacob Miller’s paintings.  They most certainly are a hunter’s hat and an early form of camouflage.  I have seen many attempts at re-creating these unique … Continue reading

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My Brown Bess

When I got married in 1981, we took our honeymoon around Lake Superior.  We visited all of the historic sites we could find.  At Fort Michilimackinac, we saw the Great Lakes fur trade first hand and watched a man shoot … Continue reading

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Green River 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016, I met Aaron Griggs and Tom Karnuta in Buena Vista, CO at 6:00 AM and we headed west toward Green River, Utah. We arrived at 11:30 AM in time for lunch at Ray’s Tavern before heading … Continue reading

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