|Quonset hut near Lazbuddie, Texas|
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Her family came to Texas around 1837 and settled in Refugio County.
In 1840 Comanches attacked their home, killing Rebecca's parents and taking Rebecca and her brother. The children were rescued by Albert Sidney Johnston and a detachment of Texas soldiers. Continued
Monday, March 20, 2017
The mural was done by noted local artist Charlie Hager, who's work can also be seen at the Billy the Kid museum and gravesite in Ft Sumner.
The scene was inspired by the movie Hondo, and by John Ford's favorite western location, Monument Valley.
He reputedly commissioned the Colt firearms manufacturer to make a customized revolver, which came to be known as the Buntline Special, but no evidence of his involvement in its production has been found. Continued
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Back in the 20's, my great-grandmother left Tucumcari to visit Washington D.C. for the first time. While she enjoyed the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument, and other famous sites, her favorite was the National Arboretum - a tree museum.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Author Bob Alexander, who wrote the biography Dangerous Dan" Tucker, New Mexico's Deadly Lawman, proclaimed Tucker was more dangerous and more effective than better known lawmen, including Wild Bill Hickock and Wyatt Earp. He was supported in this claim by historian Leon C. Metz. He was also a subject in the book Deadly Dozen, by author Robert K. DeArment, who included Tucker as one of the twelve most underrated gunmen of the Old West.
Tucker first ventured into New Mexico Territory in the early 1870s. Continued