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The Long Riders Movie

The Long RidersI had a couple of hours downtime yesterday and I decided to watch a western movie. I picked one from my collection of DVD’s that I hadn’t seen in a while… The Long Riders.

This movie was written and produced by Stacey and James Keach. It’s about the James-Younger gang. As far as I’m concerned it’s an extraordinary film. The unique thing is that actor brothers play outlaw brothers. The Carradines are the Youngers, and the Keachs are Jesse and Frank. Even Robert Ford and his brother are played by brothers.

Historically, it’s fairly accurate as well. Probably Bell Starr had a bigger role in the movie than she did in the life of Cole Younger.

What’s your opinion of the movie?

Old West TV: James Marshall and the Gold Rush

Dakota talks about Dr. George GoodfellowThis episode of Chronicle of the Old West TV Dakota Livesay tells us about the California Gold Rush and James Marshal. Here is some info on the man:

James Wilson Marshall (October 8, 1810 – August 10, 1885) was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush. The mill property was owned by Johann (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone’s attention away from the mill which eventually fell into disrepair and was never used as intended. Neither Marshall nor Sutter ever profited from the gold find.

Old West TV – Dr. George Goodfellow

Dakota talks about Dr. George GoodfellowDakota Livesay gives us a great story about a good doctor, …well maybe! Here is more info on Dr. George Goodfellow:

George Emory Goodfellow (December 23, 1855 – December 7, 1910) was a physician and naturalist in the 19th-century American Old West who developed a reputation as the United States’ foremost expert in treating gunshot wounds. As a medical practitioner in TombstoneArizona Territory, Goodfellow treated numerous bullet wounds to both lawmen and outlaws. He recorded several significant medical firsts throughout his career, including performing the first documented laparotomy for treating an abdominal gunshot wound and the first perineal prostatectomy to remove an enlarged prostate. He also pioneered the use of spinal anesthesia and sterile techniques in treating gunshot wounds and is regarded as the first civilian trauma surgeon.

A funny interview gone wrong with western character Harvey Dodge and the talk show host Lawrence Carpetburner from the talk show Elbows on the Table. Harvey Dodge who was accused of murdering Lee Weston’s father comes face to face with the talk show host who interviewed Lee Weston on the very same show just months earlier.

This very funny interview which has gone horribly wrong is hilarious and is conducted with a character from the book Branded Outlaw by L. Ron Hubbard in the Golden Age Stories series. It’s not often you see interviews gone bad like it happened with Harvey Dodge. For more information click HERE.

Elbows on the Table Series: Branded Outlaw Pt. 1

In one of the interviews gone wrong in the Elbows on the Table series, Lee Weston detests being called a gunslinger due to the bad reputation gunslingers carry in the Old West. Lee Weston himself was a branded outlaw but, he asserts, not due to his own doing. He was framed and nearly lynched by an angry mob in the old western town of Pecos which he once called home.

Elbows on the Table is a different kind of talk show. This very funny interview which which has gone wrong is hilarious and is conducted with a character from the book Branded Outlaw by L. Ron Hubbard in the Golden Age Stories series. For more information on who Suicide Lee Weston was (he asserts he is not a gunslinger but a cowboy), click HERE.

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