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by FtValleyPS
Sun May 09, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Government Mules (real equines, not the band)

Forest Service pack strings used to be funded at local levels (ranger district and forest level), but when needs and funding changed years ago many strings disappeared, with the few remaining ones being funded at the "regional" level, covering multiple states. Today, local ranger districts...
by FtValleyPS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Off Topic - Just Because It's Cool...
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Off Topic - Just Because It's Cool...

Lol Good stuff The guy hanging from the rafters is a particularly nice touch. Eli Wallach would be proud of all of this. Man, throw in the theme from Stagecoach with a few French horns and I'm hooked!
by FtValleyPS
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: On a personnel note
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: On a personnel note

Ray, my condolences to you and your family.
by FtValleyPS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Introduction

Welcome Steven!
by FtValleyPS
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rubber Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Rubber Tires

Amazing. And I think he said he built the machine he uses to fit everything together. That took some doing for sure.
by FtValleyPS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The Bates Battlefield, Wyoming. July 4, 1874.
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: The Bates Battlefield, Wyoming. July 4, 1874.

Nice account and documentation, Pat - thanks, very interesting. Out of curiosity, did you see evidence of artifacts e.g. cartridge cases, etc.? Some sites I've been to that are not open to the general public still have such evidence, and it's always interesting to see that in order to help form a pi...
by FtValleyPS
Fri May 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: With Carrington on the Bozeman Road
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: With Carrington on the Bozeman Road

I've been reading this book in spurts, am close to the end, it is definitely written like what we would call a boy's adventure book. What I find interesting about it is the seemingly accurate historic references such as details of peace talks and participants, fort construction, interactions with Ca...
by FtValleyPS
Tue May 14, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: With Carrington on the Bozeman Road
Replies: 4
Views: 879

With Carrington on the Bozeman Road

Years ago, based on the title, I bought a book online 'With Carrington on the Bozeman Road' (Joseph Mills Hanson, 1912), not knowing anything about it. It is a part of the '"Among the Sioux" Series', which I don't know about. When it arrived back then I learned it is (I think) a work of fi...
by FtValleyPS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles

I am so glad someone is curating these invaluable pieces. Thanks, Ralph.
by FtValleyPS
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to this good group. I enjoy reading the posts here, and appreciate the folks who keep it going. Thank you!
by FtValleyPS
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: New Horses
Replies: 10
Views: 3745

Re: New Horses

Couvi, the only issue I have is with the word "many", which has not been my experience. "Some" would have been a better choice of words IMO, unless you're just one of those people who buys only rank or untrained horses. And I believe some (or many?) of the horses that have an is...
by FtValleyPS
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: New Horses
Replies: 10
Views: 3745

Re: New Horses

Couvi, the only issue I have is with the word "many", which has not been my experience. "Some" would have been a better choice of words IMO, unless you're just one of those people who buys only rank or untrained horses. And I believe some (or many?) of the horses that have an iss...
by FtValleyPS
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse hero
Replies: 15
Views: 4222

Re: Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse hero

Hello, and welcome to the forum. Yes, Sgt Reckless has been discussed here, great story. I think if you use the search function above you'll find several postings about the horse.
by FtValleyPS
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The Centennial of World War One
Replies: 31
Views: 8599

Re: The Centennial of World War One

The link I listed doesn't seem to connect, not sure ..... here's another attempt:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/reco ... es-ww1.htm
by FtValleyPS
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The Centennial of World War One
Replies: 31
Views: 8599

Re: The Centennial of World War One

Here's a link to a nice site about cavalry and infantry regiment diaries - not personal accounts, but accounts by unit of normal activities, losses, etc.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/reco ... s-ww1.html
by FtValleyPS
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Okay! Now this Foolishness has gone far enough!
Replies: 10
Views: 3283

Re: Okay! Now this Foolishness has gone far enough!

Sitting in the Embassy in Nairobi. They say overseas will be the last to shut down-like about the 17th. But being as I am retired and now under contract through a private company, I may still be paid. But have to sit home. Think I'll plan a little safari. Let me know when it is over. Steve, I'm sur...
by FtValleyPS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Varieties of Bugles
Replies: 43
Views: 25809

Re: Varieties of Bugles

Thanks, Tony! I enjoyed that a lot and learned something, too. I don't know what my father and his people called the long trumpet, though I suspect they called it just that, and not a bugle - I imagine it is only lay folks like myself who today might make that mistake. He played in the Boy Scouts, t...
by FtValleyPS
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Varieties of Bugles
Replies: 43
Views: 25809

Re: Trumpets vs Bugles

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Great timing, my family was just looking at this picture the other day, it's my father circa mid to late 1920's playing the trumpet (?) as a Boy Scout in Colorado. We were trying to figure out if this is indeed a trumpet he's playing, a long bugle, or ...?
by FtValleyPS
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Brunton Pocket Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Brunton Pocket Transit

I remember being introduced to them in artillery survey school at Fort Sill in 1969, used them in the field a little with towed arty pieces at Fort Lewis, but used it a lot more after the Army while I was with the Forest Service doing higher levels of field survey (boundary and location work) than y...
by FtValleyPS
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Geronimo (Goyothle)
Replies: 43
Views: 10721

Re: Geronimo (Goyothle)

Interesting information about Mr. Davis, thanks guys. Another tidbit I've picked up from Dobie's Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver (1929, pp 203-209) is about Henry O. Flipper, first black graduate of West Point, who served with distinction as the first black officer in the 10th Cav, was apparently frame...