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PaleWolf Brunelle, the early years... 

 

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China Camp, Deadly Redly, Montana Dan and Doc Holiday at End of Trail, Coto De Caza, 1988    Winners of the THREE shooting categories at EoT 1988: Black Powder - Hangfire Hank, Traditio

General U. S. Grant, Roy Rogers, (SASS Alias "RR") and Judge Roy Bean   (photo originally posted by Justice Lily Kate)

Wow! great stuff and great memories! SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out! Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! I haven't even looked at the Wire in y

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On 8/30/2018 at 11:00 AM, McCandless said:

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Honest Henry, Pill Peddler, Marshal Law, Saddleback Jim (R.I.P.) and Ethan Cord, Pala Indian Reservation Range c. 1996 

Honest Henry has joined God’s posse. RIP and Happy Trails until we meet again old friend. 

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Pecos Pop and Pecos Pullet - 1989 

 

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Jonah Hex and Tex, West End Club Showdown, 1990 

 

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Lottie Deno, Jona Hex and Miss Lily, Cowtown 1990  

 

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Pinetop Pete, Charlton Heston and Paydirt c. 1989

 

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20 hours ago, Ramblin Gambler said:

The picture is blurry.  Is that the real charlton heston, or was that someone'e alias? 

 

Yes, that was Charlton Heston.  The quality of the picture is what it is.  Not a lot I can do with it.

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The Wild Bunch at EOT in April of 1991.....these young guys were (standing), Diamond Bar Kid, General U.S. Grant, Judge Roy Bean, Tex,  and

Doc Bones.  (kneeling) R.J. Poteet and Hipshot.   (R.I.P. Doc Bones).

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Robin T Banks, Cherokee Charlie, Double Dealer, San Quinton, Joe West, Coyote Calhoun and Gentlemen James.  The Magnificent Seven. 

Founders and  Organizers if the Cherokee Cowboys and the Shootout at Mule Camp. 

 

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Gentleman James - (R.I.P.) and Patience Galore 

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On 8/17/2020 at 12:04 PM, McCandless said:

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Robin T Banks, Cherokee Charlie, Double Dealer, San Quinton, Joe West, Coyote Calhoun and Gentlemen James.  The Magnificent Seven. 

Founders and  Organizers if the Cherokee Cowboys and the Shootout at Mule Camp. 

Robin T Banks, Coyote Calhoun and Gentleman James - R.I.P.

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On 5/28/2019 at 8:22 AM, McCandless said:

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RIP Lady Hawk. You are one of the kindest and most beautiful souls I’ve ever known. 

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On 10/2/2020 at 9:30 AM, Ethan Cord said:

RIP Lady Hawk. You are one of the kindest and most beautiful souls I’ve ever known. 

Hey Mark,

Can you PM me the details, I'd like to send Bob a note.

Thanks

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On 2/18/2018 at 3:48 PM, Jasper Agate said:

I have the pleasure of shooting with both Brazos and Dead Eye Dick up here in northern Nevada!!

Is Brazos the same as the late Bucky Brazos Smith?

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These pics from the old days are awesome!! I only been shooting for year and half and covid took a couple of those months away. I really love this sport of CAS and I really hope our sport will continue on for many years despite the way things are looking politically and the direction this country is going. 

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Not quite in the window mentioned, but too good not to post.  The Last Stand, in Florida; circa 2003... Lefty Longridge, Lusty Lil, Lead Dispencer, and FJT...

 

Cheers,

FJT

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This entire article made my heart swell from all the memories and the greatest people ever, both those that have gone on beyond the great divide  and those still with us! SASS has and will always be one of the greatest parts of my life!

Thank you all for your contribution to this fantastic trip down memory lane!

Wes Terner SASS #36 life 

aka James Butler Hickok (first 10 years of SASS) former member of the Wild Bunch

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29 minutes ago, Wes Terner SASS#36 life said:

This entire article made my heart swell from all the memories and the greatest people ever, both those that have gone on beyond the great divide  and those still with us! SASS has and will always be one of the greatest parts of my life!

Thank you all for your contribution to this fantastic trip down memory lane!

Wes Terner SASS #36 life 

aka James Butler Hickok (first 10 years of SASS) former member of the Wild Bunch

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You here?  I'm hidden, 2nd from left next to "Paydirt"

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Griff, Oh my God! Was I ever that young! I am second from left next to Jim “Rio” Dunham, that picture reads left to right Carl Ontis (now deceased I believe),myself Dennis R Mader James Butler Hickok, Jim Dunham,Frank Leaman Texas Jack Omundero (deceased’s)kneeling, Paydirt? Then you,, last is Mike Devlin (deceased) Buffalo Bill) what a time we had.

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Thanks, that's what I thought I remembered!  I don't think I ever met Carl or Mike, except when this picture was taken.  Never knew (or didn't remember), their alias's.  Yes, we were young!  And had fun!  I remember you and Frank made fun of my plain, undecorated buckskins... which they still are to this day!  Not as much as "Dusty Rivers" as they were also so clean... which they still are, mostly... but, they're a LOT tighter these days!

 

Hope all's well with you, and hope to see you again!  

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Griff, it is a real pleasure to talk to you again like old times! We live up in the Panhandle of Idaho, Coeur d Alene, my email is sass36life@yahoo.com if you feel like dropping me a line! Almost moved to Texas (Pearson/New Braunfells) after I got hurt, but ended up here.  
best to you and yours!

Wes

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Railhead Arizona 1990, from left to right:  Marshal Law, Ethan Cord, Ringo, Poppa Joe (RIP) 

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It seems so weird to see photos from the times when only a single pistol was worn.  Even more rare to see someone wearing their sole pistol as a cross-draw.  

 

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13 minutes ago, Griff said:

It seems so weird to see photos from the times when only a single pistol was worn.  Even more rare to see someone wearing their sole pistol as a cross-draw.  

 

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I personally wouldn't mind returning to the days of the single pistol.

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5 hours ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

I personally wouldn't mind returning to the days of the single pistol.

Mighty hard to shoot "Gunfighter" style... ;)

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An interesting bit of information is my forebearers carried our revolvers in cross draw holsters. So did those of our hands that owned a gun. Most riders did that. I still do that. My only exception is a shoulder holster while elk and deer hunting.

 

ASFAIK, only Hollywood depicted cowpersons with same side holsters.

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On 5/28/2020 at 5:32 PM, McCandless said:

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PaleWolf Brunelle, the early years... 

 

 

Tnx for the photo and for labeling it, but can you please be more clear... which one is Palewolf?

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Wow! great stuff and great memories!

SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

Keep on 'Keepin' On!

Yer Pard,

Sixgun Shorty

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