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The Non Shorpy Web All Stars.

Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.

  1. Frunobulax

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    OK, I think I've seen enough internet for today...

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  2. Frunobulax

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    LOL
     
  3. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    :D
    Almost all of them are mine... miiiiineeeeeee ;)
     
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  4. Great hats aren't they?
     
  5. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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    :eek:!!!
     
  6. BobHufford

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    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 ...

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  7. Hurricane Jack

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    I much prefer to remember him this way:

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  8. Yeah, that's the Duke I think of.
     
  9. Hurricane Jack

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    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?
     
  10. Hurricane Jack

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    And not a one has the sides rolled up high.
     
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  11. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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  12. That there is what I call "hat porn".
     
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  13. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    Can't say no to that!

    No taco brim there.
     
  14. Hurricane Jack

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    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.

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  15. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Helluva story and history, HJ.
     
  16. Hurricane Jack

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    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.
     
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  17. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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    +1
     
  18. Hurricane Jack

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    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.

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    Researchers believe that during his life spent near the Superstitious Mountains Hermann Petrasch rediscovered the Lost Dutchman's Mine & recovered some of the gold.

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    Pictures of what's thought to have been an imposter along with some of the better reenactors of Jacob Waltz.

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  19. RJR

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    Really interesting pics.
     
  20. moontheloon

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    taken the night prohibition ended Dec. 5th 1933

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