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On 6/23/2021 at 9:49 AM, Jersey Kid, SASS #287 said:

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Posse Photo 2001  - see who you remember

In the center of the front row is Island Girl and Bounty Hunter (RIP), In the second row, far left is Shakey Jake. I know some of the other faces, but their names escape me....

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On 6/23/2021 at 12:49 PM, Jersey Kid, SASS #287 said:

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Posse Photo 2001  - see who you remember

Hmmm... Back row, top left.  Diamond Dick.  Top row 2nd from right, San Quentin.

Front row, second from right, Marshal Harlan Wolff.  Third from right, (between Bounty Hunter and Marshal Wolff), is Cajun Kid.

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A photo taken at the Alabama Rangers 3rd Annual Dixie Shootout, 1996

 

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Hawk Spivey

 

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Cool Waters

 

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Brazos Bill

 

(photos courtesy of Hawk Spivey)

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On 10/21/2023 at 6:11 PM, Madd Mike #8595 said:

the early days were alot of fun for me SASS #8595

Only the rainy days are less than fun... but, if I stay dry, they're still enjoyable!

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On 8/7/2019 at 2:52 PM, McCandless said:

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Matt Q, Oscar Crabby, Old Lone$ome, Buckeye Flats and Pitchfork c. 1990

 

I sure miss shooting with the Pards in this picture! I never shot with Old Lone$ome AKA Bob Shaw he was  smithing for us Cowboys! He was a great guy and a good gun smith! Cowboy action shooting will never be as good as it was back then! V.D.

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I went to two matches at Coto de Casa back in the late '80s but was busy earning a living and besides "this looks like fun but I don't see it going anywhere."

 

I finally joined at EOT in 1995 and thought....later on....that my number 3935 was really low.

 

 

Yeah......right!

 

Lots of faces gone and many who for some reason never got their pictures taken.

 

We'll meet again at the last railhead.

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That is a pretty low number , Forty.

I joined in 1991 , and my number is 6621.

A few years later I upgraded to Life , and was offered to pick a number in the 5000 range , but just kept my original.

Rex :D

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On 1/18/2024 at 5:12 PM, Von Dutch, SASS # 7995 said:

I sure miss shooting with the Pards in this picture! I never shot with Old Lone$ome AKA Bob Shaw he was  smithing for us Cowboys! He was a great guy and a good gun smith! Cowboy action shooting will never be as good as it was back then! V.D.

Yep, I agree, lots of fun. I’m still playing, much older and slower, but

the camaraderie keeps me in the game. The early were better.

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Wow, looking back I can see that we were a lot more fit back then than nowadays. Even the 'heavier' guys were not near like todays heavier cowboys. And it was not just because a lot of us were younger as I see several older gents and ladies in the pictures as well. I reckon maybe we were a bit more health conscious or perhaps the stages just demanded a higher level of fitness ? I know down at Higginsville with the Mountain Oyster gang there was lots of movement including running up and down the stairs at the 2 story Hotel. Other places I shot were also demanding on some stages due to movement.

Oh well..........time marches on.

Macon Due #29445

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