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Sunday, December 15, 2013

LGT Canoe Hauler

River Trip late 90's.  I miss the Little Green Truck and its driver every day

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Day John Kennedy Died

Miss you too Lou

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mine Road Rambling

R.I.P Mordecai Myers

".......Wearing and displaying easily visible colors and reflectors is important in ensuring you can been seen."

Zuma rides always end with coffee

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013


.........It's Spring!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thundercloud Part One

     Born in Canada in 1856 to a French father and a Blackfoot mother; Dominic Plante was  better known as Chief Thundercloud.

    During the French and Indian War, Thundercloud served as a scout for the U.S. Army. He also traveled with Buffalo Bill Cody in his Wild West Show.

     Western artist Frederick Remington used Thundercloud as a model for a series of illustrations of the Blackfoot and Crow Nation.

A series of photo postcards was also produced.

I found these two online:

I am proud to own this one:

Other Thundercloud depictions:

Artist Eulabee Dix (1878–1961) in 1901 for a miniature watercolor on ivory that now resides in the Smithsonian.

(From the National Portrait Gallery-Smithsonian Institute)

Artist F.C. Stahr in 1899.

This original etching is listed on Ebay right now for $5,250-LINK

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Engravers never name a specific model for their work unless it's a president. Engravers always claim it's a composite of several different people or simply a generic image that graces our coins.

Does that profile look familiar?