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  • Cowboy clothing at street fightgka500, Wed Aug 14 23:10
    I dug out my copy of coroner H.M. Matthew's testimony from the Nugget Nov. 1, 1881. After describing Tom McLaury's wounds says: "he had on a blouse, vest and pants; if the wounds went into the cavity ... more
    • Tom (nm)Bob Durham, Fri Aug 16 00:22
      • Tom's shirtBob Durham, Fri Aug 16 00:24
        One of the witnesses said Tom's shirt was worn outside his trousers and was very long. I think it may have been blue but don't hold me to that one, I'm just going from memory.
    • thanks! (nm) — bfrey, Thu Aug 15 09:48
    • Re: Cowboy clothing at street fightBob Cash, Thu Aug 15 08:09
      Frank's overalls probably explains why Cuddy referred to the cowboys as "farmers" when he encountered them in the lot.
      • “Overalls”?Jeff Morey, Fri Aug 16 17:59
        Bob, It’s difficult to say exactly what Matthews meant by “overalls”. Levi Strauss didn’t start mass production of what we now know as “overalls” till the 1890s. It’s not until 1911 that Harry David... more
        • Re: “Overalls”?Bonb Cash, Sat Aug 17 16:24
          Thanks, Jeff. I was having a little hard time of it trying to imagine Frank with a holster strapped around bib overalls.
          • Bob, One of the best things about reading “History” is finding out how frequently we superimpose the present onto the past by way of our imagination. We simply assume that by “overalls” Matthews... more
            • Now you've gone and done it!olds, Sat Aug 17 20:28
              Your goose is well and truly cooked. What is all this palaver about "imagining" the past? I was under the (mis?)impression that that sort of thing was verboten around here. Don't let Kenny, for one,... more
              • Intimations...Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 07:47
                Olds, Perhaps the most we can hope for are fleeting intimations of the past. While this sounds like a minuscule and frail accomplishment, to those of us whose curiosity about the past is passionate,... more
                • Agreed, but...olds, Sun Aug 18 09:05
                  68 years of hanging around this foredoomed planet, as well as interrogating the nature of the centuries previous, is all the proof I require to know that humanity never has and never will grasp the... more
                  • Being a pessimist myself....Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 09:52
                    Olds, Being a pessimist myself, I have no retort to your pessimism. I would like to see something, noble, grand, and visionary in the human spirit. But, Mark Twain saw through all of that humbug:... more
                    • Terrific Twain quote.olds, Sun Aug 18 10:34
                      Agree with every word. So then why were we schooled in Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Connecticut Yankee--not that there is anything wrong with that, just not to the exclusion of The Mysterious Stranger?... more
              • Listening to Olds head rattle...Anonymous, Sun Aug 18 06:53
                I could have explained Olds's point in twenty five words or less. I doubt most people bothered to read his head rattle...but they will now!
                • Greg Ellison’s Rattling HeadBill Dodd, Fri Sep 6 12:46
                  Greggie, you left out so much. What about your enemies list and the nationwide roundup of them by the FBI for all those death threats they made against you? And what about your near alien abduction?
                • It’s obvious...Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 08:24
                  Anonymous, It’s obvious your post was meant to be petty and mean spirited. Otherwise, you would have identified yourself. As long as you post your swipes at Olds anonymously, no one can possibly... more
                  • Thanx, butolds, Sun Aug 18 09:26
                    perhaps we ought stop feeding the beast, as it were. Just ignore his or her petty swipes and let the words and their tone speak for themselves, which they do. That said, mystifying. Never experienced ... more
                    • “The Beast”Irvin Blankenship, Mon Sep 2 16:19
                      Mr. Olds, Your assessment of this person is correct. He previously attacked you on July 14-18, 2019, using his cowardly “Anonymous” moniker. The man lives in continuous conflict. Along with other... more
                    • The Truth Never Gets Old...Anonymous, Sun Aug 18 19:19
                      but defending nonsense from Olds must hurt your brain!
    • On Tom's hatJerry Prather, Thu Aug 15 06:05
      Thomas Keefe witnessed Wyatt Earp strike and knock down Tom McLaury outside Judge Wallace's office. From his testimony: "McLaury then got up and staggered and walked toward the sidewalk and picked up ... more
      • Re: On Tom's hatBob Cash, Thu Aug 15 08:47
        Jerry, I find Tom's hat band more than a little interesting since I came up with this tidbit a few years ago (the pertinent issue is highlighted in red) : Bob Cash Gang Colors? Silver hat bands, not... more
        • Cow-boy insignias Jerry, Thu Aug 15 09:13
          Thanks Bob, I don't remember hearing about this before. As cow-boy insignias go, I like the idea of a silver snake hatband much more than that red sash stuff. Jerry
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