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  1. 3 hours ago, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:

    Ohio has the biggest Civil War re-enactor and collector's show in the nation. It's held in Mansfield at the fairgrounds (cancelled this year of course, along with everything else)

    I would give my eye teeth to have been there three years ago (I think it was three)

    A Florida artillery regiment came up -- they parked their tractor-trailers and a minor fleet of pickup trucks in the far end of the property to get set up.

    A whistle, a yell, a gunshot, a bugle:  here they came at a dead flat out gallop, hooves a-thunder and sabers bright in the morning sunlight, charging at the top of their lungs for the infield:  they brought the teams around, gun carriages and limbers slid into position, one-two-three side-by-side, they unhitched livestock and limbers, the guns had been power slid into position in a neat row:  powder monkeys at a dead run, charges run home, a raised saber, a leather-lunged FIRE! and BANG BANG BANG right down the row!

    They had to put in an awful lot of practice to make it look that good!

    At the Battle of Olustee in Florida back in the 80s there was a horse drawn artillery unit from Ohio that used to attend almost every year. They were Amazing!

  2. 50 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

    From my redneck upbringing, my first thought was that the Python mine clearing system would be great for fishing!:lol:

    Yup. Probably better in a pond than a river though. 
    (not a lightning strike. det cord and charges to break up a log jam)



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  3. 1 hour ago, Cat Brules said:

    Something I copied from a Google search:


    The reverse, tails side of the 25-cent coin depicts a Samoan fruit batmother hanging from a tree with her pup clinging to her wings. It represents the remarkable care and energy that these species dedicate to their offspring, according to the U.S. Mint.”


    to me, that statement is so obscure and meaningless, as to make it questionable as to why fruit bats are on the reverse of the new quarter.  I think there should be a US historical PATRIOTIC reference, rather than something as ridiculous as a Samoan fruit bat.......a flying rat.


    Cat Brules

    The America the Beautiful series quarters always have something pertinent to whatever park they are highlighting, not necessarily anything historical. I guess there’s a lot of bats in Samoa.


    • In 2019 a bat virus began spreading in Wuhan, China
    • By 2020 it had become a worldwide Pandemic
    • In 2020 the government released it's new America the Beautiful series quarter
    • The govenment announced a coin shortage due to the Pandemic
    • The new quarter highlights the National Park of American Samoa
    • On the reverse side is .......BATS

               Coincidence??? :blink::P


    Take that, conspiracy nuts.





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  4. 40 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    You don’t have a lot of light pollution?


    That’s a big concern. We have virtually none here. Only the small tow; of Dove Creek. 12 miles to the ENE.

    Night Sky here can be amazing. I have a Meade refractor but have long lusted after a Celestron. Something always takes precedence. :(

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