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Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.
OK, I think I've seen enough internet for today...
Almost all of them are mine... miiiiineeeeeee
Great hats aren't they?
Seems like an appropriate time for this. Then again, there probably isn't ever a good time for this. Sorry all you John Wayne fans ...
I much prefer to remember him this way:
Yeah, that's the Duke I think of.
Somewhere that picture has previously been identified as having been taken at a syphilis treatment center. When you think about it, where have you ever seen so many imaciated men in such a group? And remember the full one piece bathing suits of the day?
And not a one has the sides rolled up high.
you guys will love the pics on this page
That there is what I call "hat porn".
Can't say no to that!
No taco brim there.
In April 1896 the hanging of William P. Taylor was carried out in the town where I was born & raised. William & his brother George were convicted for the murders of their hired man Gus Meeks (& his family) who was to be a witness against the Taylor brothers in a cattle theft scheme. The bodies were hidden in a haystack on George Taylor's farm, but Nellie Meeks, ~7 yr old daughter of Gus Meeks managed to survive being hit in the head & left for dead.
The Taylor brothers, along with another inmate being held attempted to escape jail by using a fire hose as a rope from the roof. George was the first one down but a noise alerted the jailer. William & the other inmate were caught before they got down to get away. The jailer saw someone in a buggy speed away in the night with George. George was never captured, sentence was never served for his crime.
Helluva story and history, HJ.
Yes it is, I think it would make a great movie. I won't go into it all here but some people think George joined up under an alias & fought in the Spanish American War beginning in 1898; some bones & personal effects were found after the 1951-1953 floods that were believed to be his. Nellie Meeks married at a young age & died giving birth to a daughter. Nellie's daughter lived into her 90's.
Jacob Waltz, discoverer of what would become known as the Lost Dutchman's Mine in the Superstitious Mountains of AZ. Jacob Waltz died in 1891.
Researchers believe that during his life spent near the Superstitious Mountains Hermann Petrasch rediscovered the Lost Dutchman's Mine & recovered some of the gold.
Pictures of what's thought to have been an imposter along with some of the better reenactors of Jacob Waltz.
Really interesting pics.
taken the night prohibition ended Dec. 5th 1933