Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mountain Man



You are probably aware at this point that this week will not be "Ladies Hat" week, but instead will be "Rugged Man" week. What better way to start the week than with this picture of Seth Kinman, Mountain Man, Bear Hunter, Indian Fighter and Story Teller. This picture was taken in 1865. Kinman was actually a friend of Abraham Lincoln and he was a master of garnering publicity for his rugged look and unusual exploits.

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  1. What a fabulous chair! How wonderfully politically incorrect he must have been!

    He must have been quite a character.

    What were his exploits, I wonder?

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  2. I looked him up on Wikipedia. He sounded rather brutal.

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  3. Pretty fancy shoes for a rugged mountain man.
    But back in those days it was generally kill of be killed, so brutal came with the territory.

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  4. Totally lovin' the chair!! Few more of those and we could enjoy our wilderness again!!

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    1. You mean get rid of the stuff that makes it wilderness, so we can wander into the bear's living room like Goldilocks and not get hurt?

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    2. Love your response,Lady Anne!

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  5. Don't care for the long hair or hairy face, but give me a man in jeans & plaid flannel shirt any day. Sexy

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  6. At first glance I saw Charles Manson look-alike. How weird.

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  7. What was that chair designer thinking? The head of the bear belongs as a headrest rather than something to straddle.

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  8. Definitely an interesting man, however he was also part of a lot of destruction and genocide which he decorated his world with.

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  9. He actually made two of those Elk horn chairs and traveled to Washington DC to present them to Presidents Grant and Buchanan. He was quite the character- when his favorite mule Dave died he made a fiddle from his skull and entertained folks with that. He's buried with his family at the Table Bluff Cemetary near Loleta, Ca.

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  10. Do we get another Domestic Update tomorrow?

    I have my fingers crossed.

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  11. I love how the knife is displayed. Today, when you see boys with their toys, the knife is just laying flat.

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  12. Need more, not less people like him today. American people becoming too soft .

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  13. Did this bear have six legs?

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