Cowboys and Indians
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Posted by C. A. Kirkpatrick 3 years ago
Hi you all. I thought you might enjoy these pictures.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2011/02/23/from-the-archive-frontier-life-in-the-west/2713/

Miss my hometown and enjoy reading all the posts.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 3 years ago
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Posted by Levi Forman 3 years ago
Those are great. Check out the 6-pack abs on the Indians in the 7th picture. I didn't know those actually happened naturally.

The commenters are worse than MC.com.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson 3 years ago
Boy, you got that right, Levi. The commentors are enormous idiots.
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Posted by Jeanne M Bole 3 years ago
Thanks so much for sharing great pictures.
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Posted by D. Matzen 3 years ago
Awesome pictures!
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Posted by Steve Craddock 3 years ago
The photos on this website are incredibly interesting. Big question: How did all those people in their fancy dresses and suits stay so clean? I can't seem to manage that feat even with paved roads and air conditioned cars....

And that timber mill -- how did they keep those logs stacked so high? I can't even manage to stack a cord of wood without a collapse or two....

A common misconception (advanced by John Ford/John Wayne westerns) that is debunked by the photos: The settlers rarely used horses to pull their various wagons (which themselves were rarely the famed Conestogas because the price tag was beyond the reach of most common folks of the day). Oxen were the Chevies and Hondas of the great emigration west.

OK, now that my Cliff Claven moment is out of the way, I can echo Levi's comment about the 6-packs. I thought that was a phenomenon born of the Bowmaster Age - I'm surprised to see it was so common in the Bow and Arrow Age as well.
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Posted by Bridgier 3 years ago
It's hard to get fat when you spend four+ months of the year on the high plains in a teepee. The amount of calories that people used to burn to simply secure the calories for the next day is really amazing.
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Posted by Levi Forman 3 years ago
I was surprised at how nicely dressed everyone was as well. I'm trying to reconcile that with my house which was built in the 40s and has 2 3-foot wide closets for the whole house. They wore a lot of clothes but they must not have changed them very often.
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Posted by Bridgier 3 years ago
It's hard to get fat when you spend four+ months of the year of winter on the high plains in a teepee.


That's what I was trying to say.
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