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A Legion of Devils

I have often wondered if Sherman had a touch of pyromania in his makeup, as his men burned everything they came across, no matter what or where it was. I can see destroying military objectives, that’s a part of war, … Continue reading

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Cowgirls’ glory days on exhibit

Before you start reading, scroll down and turn on the background music: George Strait’s “How Bout them Cowgirls.” — jtl, 419 By Kitty Bottemiller via Green Valley News One of several photographs in the exhibit is this group shot taken … Continue reading

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Native Americans Loved Private Property

Appealing as this image of a Native American environmental ethic is, it is not accurate. With the War of Yankee Aggression being the first, the propaganda camp version of the history of America’s Western Frontier is the second most lied … Continue reading

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Why early New Mexico turned from cattle to sheep

via Richard Beals Blog The premier New Mexico historian Marc Simmons wrote recently in the Santa Fe New Mexican. The story of the beginnings of New Mexico’s livestock industry is preserved in long-buried Spanish documents, found scattered in the state’s rich archives. … Continue reading

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“This Is Government Land”: The Eternal Refrain of the Federal Occupiers

Without seeking permission, a small group of defiant armed men seized control of coveted property in Oregon. They weren’t welcomed by local residents, some of whom petitioned the government to evict the intruders from federally administered land. It is not … Continue reading

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El Capote Cabin

 The first of the colorful characters to lay claim to El Capote Cabin was a captain in the American Revolution from Avignon, France, Joseph (later changed to José) de la Baume, eldest son of a French count. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Pioneer weapons of the Canadian Prairies

History pages reprinted from the December 1946 issue of Canadian Cattlemen I don’t know about you guys, but there is not much of nothing I like more than the history of the American West. — jtl, 419  Photo: Saskatchewan Historical … Continue reading

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The Folly of 1845: Texas and the Evils of Annexation

If you have hung out with us here at this blog for any length of time at all, then you probably already know more about history than 99.9% of the zombies out there. Here is one that they probably never … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of a three volume series of new books: The Essence of Liberty

THE ESSENCE OF LIBERTY: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary … Continue reading

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