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General Outings / Re: THE VERENDRYE PLATE
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 10:45:33 AM »
If the old guy who threw the other one out of his plane is telling the truth you could go look for that one.   :shrug:
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General Outings / Re: THE VERENDRYE PLATE
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 08:38:36 AM »

  It would make some interesting cast bullets.

Or flint wrappers. :coffee:     If some old plainsman or mountain man had run on to it before those kids did, that's exactly what would have happened to it. :-\
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General Outings / Re: THE VERENDRYE PLATE
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 08:25:58 AM »

  It would make some interesting cast bullets.
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General Outings / Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 09:46:32 PM »
Good reads & artwork, gentlemen......Than k you, both! :cheers:

EDIT:  I went back and expanded that photo of Daniel Freeman in 1904.  It shows him packin' what's maybe a .58 Civil War musket and, on his belt, a shootin' iron in a flapped holster.....probabl y an army Colt's revolver, a carpenter's hatchet and a big 'Kephart.' ;D
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General Outings / Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 05:58:32 PM »
A couple of links to the Engineers Cantonment.

This link discuss two kinds of shrews found at the site of the cantonment.
    http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2988/08-36.1

This one has some data on the cantonment,  The Spring 2018 magazine by the Nebraska Historical Society had a watercolor by the expedition artist and had articles on the site.

     https://history.nebraska.gov/blog/what%E2%80%99s-inside-%E2%80%9Cengineer-cantonment%E2%80%9D-issue-nebraska-history

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General Outings / Re: THE VERENDRYE PLATE
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 05:19:22 PM »
Thanks Wolfy, I didn't know that the marker was in town.  Interesting.
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General Outings / Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 04:58:57 PM »
I haven't added anything here for quite a while, but I found this interesting and thought maybe some of you guys would, too.....

https://truewestmagazine.com/american-history-excavation/

Interesting.  Long was in Colorado the next summer, I presume on the same expedition that wintered near Fort Lisa.  He was sent by President Monroe to explore the southwestern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase. Long's party came up the South Platte River which would have been south of this winter encampment. In Colorado, Long's Peak named for him. Dr. Edwin James, the historian of Long's expedition, lead the first recorded ascent of Pike's Peak.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: New alcohol design?
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 04:43:16 PM »
Sturdier than a pop can and being able to burn alcohol or charcoal/wood is a plus.  Simple design.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / New alcohol design?
« Last post by xj35s on Yesterday at 04:06:38 PM »
I just saw this on my suggested videos. I think it's perfect. I think I am going to try this with a shorty soda 6 oz can.


This was supposed to start at the 11 minute mark. zip ahead to see it lighting and blooming into nice flame.


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Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Turkey
« Last post by Pete Bog on Yesterday at 03:38:53 PM »
To paraphrase a line from an old "Hee Haw" song. "If it wasn't for AI, I wouldn't have any at all." :)
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