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Daniel Buck
Re: Roger Pocock's adventurous ride - A Response
Tue Mar 6, 2018 3:30am

Bob, All quite informative, but it elides the point of my post, that in spite of Roger Pocock's suggestions in his autobiography, A Frontiersman, and the assertions of his biographer, Geoffrey A. Pocock (no relation), his papers at the University of Alberta and his admission in his 1911 Buenos Aires Herald are quite clear: he never entered Robbers Roost. Dan

  • Roger Pocock's adventurous ride - A ResponseBob Goodwin, Mon Mar 5 9:46pm
    Roger Pocock’s 1899 3,600 mile trek from Ft. Macleod, Canada to Mexico City was a worthy accomplishment. He first wrote about the feat, not in 1903 but in 1900 in a series of articles published by... more
    • Re: Roger Pocock's adventurous ride - A Response — Daniel Buck, Tue Mar 6 3:30am
      • re: Roger Pocock's adventurous ride - A ResponseBob Goodwin, Tue Mar 6 5:36am
        Dan, You obfuscate the true purpose of your initial post, that is: Since Roger Pocock did not actually get to Robbers Roost, as a casual reading of his works might suggest, then what he wrote,... more
        • re: Roger Pocock's adventurous ride - A ResponseDaniel Buck, Tue Mar 6 5:54am
          Bob, What I wrote was this: "It does appear that Pocock actually made the journey. In late November 1899, New Mexico newspapers reported him being found lost and starving near Deming. In late January ... more
          • re; Roger Pocock etc.Bob Goodwin, Wed Mar 7 12:40pm
            Dan, The bigger question is how much can Roger Pocock be trusted. Yes, he exaggerated, but he does not seem to invent his stories. They are based on core facts, not inventions. He also editorializes. ... more
            • Re: re; Roger Pocock etc.Daniel Buck, Wed Mar 7 2:30pm
              Bob, I'm not sure there is much disagreement between us -- especially because we are both skeptical & attentive (you even more than I on the latter score) readers. That said, three thoughts. His book ... more
            • PocokBob Goodwin, Wed Mar 7 12:44pm
              The bottom line is that I think he can be trusted, in general, you just have to know when he is trying to pull your Calavaras County leg.
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