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OLD TUCSON STUDIOS II

One of the performers at Old Tucson Studios was our friend Rob Doudell, who’s the spitin’ image of Gabby Hayes.

Although we’ve been there before to do interviews for our radio show and attend a Western Music Association event, this is the first time I’ve spent any time there…at least not three days.

Old Tucson Studios is a fun place to go, even if you aren’t a tenderfoot. As a bonus, everyone who works there is always friendly and helpful.

OLD TUCSON STUDIOS

We’re presently at Tucson, Arizona attending the Old Tucson Studios Wild West Weekend.

There are gunfights…right next to our booth…stagecoach rides and about everything else Old West.

Right across from us is a donkey and mule. They not only add to the visual ambiance, they also provide the aroma of the Old West.

Incidentally, Sourdough Slim is our own personal entertainment.

Do stop by if you’re in the area

GOOD SAM RALLY

I spent the weekend in Phoenix at the Good Sam National Rally. I did three presentations to the attendees. At each presentation all the chairs in the tent were filled. There were about a thousand people in total who heard the presentations.

I did one presentation on what it was like to be a pioneer in 1845 coming out west. The other two were about what a wrangler experienced on an 1869 cattle drive from Texas to Kansas.

It always amazes and excites me how people enjoy the history of our American West…as you do.

WYATT’S BIRTHDAY

Boy, did I goof up.  Back on the 19th I posted several special events that took place this week back in the Old West.  And I left out an event that took place on that very day back in 1848.  It was an event that’s particularly important to fans of the OK Corral Shootout.

And I heard about it from several people too.

What was the event?  It was the birth of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, or just Wyatt Earp to all his close friends.

Sorry Wyatt.

IMPORTANT WEEK IN OLD WEST

This is an important week in the Old West.  The following events took place:

1823 – Dime novelist Ned Buntline was born.

1834 – Explorer John Wesley Powell was born.

1852 – Wells Fargo was established.

1864 – Artist Charlie Russell was born.

1882 – The first cowboy movie star “Bronco Billy” Anderson was born.

1908 – Writer Louis L’Amour was born.

 Incidentally, the picture is of Ned Buntline.

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