Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mystery Person - The Bonus Edition

OK, the game was over too quickly a few minutes ago. Jeff and Sheila were too fast, and I did not get enough enjoyment out of the game. So, this week only, you get a bonus edition of the game. Above, we have mystery person number two. No clues, no help, just you and your wits.

35 comments:

  1. Samual Clements (sp)

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  2. No, their is a striking similarity, but the picture is not of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain.

    Have I finally stumped everyone?

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  3. Buffalo Bill Cody

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  4. Actually I think everyone quit looking after Johnny Weismuller was found.

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  5. Also incorrect, it is not Buffalo Bill

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  6. An aging Wyatt Earp.

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  7. Again, I can see a resemblance, but no, this is not Wyat Earp.

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  8. Pat Garrett?? The eyes are the same but I can't find a picture of him with white hair.

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  9. What about one of Wyatt's other brothers, Warren or James?
    By the way my wife and I love the site.

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  10. No - This is not Pat Garrett

    No - This is not one of the other Earp Brothers.

    The contest remains open, as there is no correct answer yet

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  11. Is this your grandfather? I think you resemble him a little.

    And . . I meant that as a compliment.

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  12. No, no relation to me.

    The game goes on!

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  13. Hi, I have been following your blog for a few days now and have found it to be exceptionally good. I must congratulate you for the excellent work. Keep it up and please keep posting.

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  14. Amit,
    Thanks for the kind words! Hope you come back often.
    PJM

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  15. This person looks an awful lot like Burton Wheeler, noted D.C. journalist around 1900's. Mr. Wheeler was frequently mistaken for Mark Twain in/around The Capitol. Love your site! 1st post. kj

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  16. Wow, the contest has never gone on this long.

    No, it is not Burton Wheeler.

    This is doable. The person is a noted person, who many will recognize when his name is revealed.

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  17. Oh my, still no winner.

    No, it is not JP morgan, but I can see the resemblance.

    No, it is not Schweitzer.

    The game continues!

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  18. I don't think it's him, but I'm going to say Colonel Sanders just so I can say "oooh, you're gonna buy my chicken, oooh."

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  19. No tom, it is not the Colonel.
    PJM

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  20. ahhh! the face looks so familiar, i'm raking my brains...

    hi, by the way!

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  21. No, it is not Sam Houston.

    PJM

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  22. Is it Henry Wadworth Longfellow? The only photo's I can find of him are older than the mystery person, but the eyes look the same.

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  23. PT Barnum.

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  24. Nope, not PT Barnum,

    Not Longfellow Either.

    I am suprised someone on the blog has not gotten it, as I know that there are people interested in the era/topic he comes from.

    PJM

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  25. I must go for the weekend; I am leaning toward someone who is a vet of the Civil War or associated with it. Can't wait to see if anyone figured it out by Monday! God Bless You and all who frequent this site!

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  26. Is it Gen. George B. McClellan?

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  27. David,
    Nope, not George McClellan.

    This has been the hardest one to date. I would have thought the ealier one today would have been harder.
    PJM

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  28. Rob from AmersfoortJanuary 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    My guess is Nathaniel Prentice Banks, a general in the Union army and governor of Massachusetts.

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  29. Rob,

    FINALLY!!! We have a winner.

    Yes, indeed General Nathaniel P. Banks.

    You can see him as a younger man, as a general in the Civil War here:

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1862/general-nathaniel-banks.htm

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  30. Rob from AmersfoortJanuary 31, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Yes! It took me a while to find him (I'm not a civil war expert or so). What an interesting career this man had (a.o. member of the Know Nothing party, and a general without military background).

    p.s. love your blog!

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  31. Thank You.
    I look forward to this each week. only once did I recognize one and way late but this is one of the high points.

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