Monday, December 17, 2012

Old Pioneer



This is a great picture from 1904 of the first man to homestead Beatrice, Nebraska. I like the array of implements he is carrying, ranging from a pistol to a shovel. He looks to be prepared for just about anything.

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  1. I don't know if I would carry a hatchet they way he does, not very safe. But then without a scabbord how would you carry it that would be safe?

    With his nice white beard, he would make a great Santa, but he looks a little grumpy.

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  2. Like to view that pistol he has in the holster. I don't see a shovel but that looks like a percussion rifle in his left hand. Like to hear tales of his past, hunting or desperado wise.

    Swamp

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  3. The placement of the dagger is hilarious. I must have a bawdy mind this morning.

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  4. I looked at the photo and the first thing that came to mind was......."so, you want to marry my daughter"?
    Great photo!

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  5. Judging from the size of the hammer on the size, that looks like a flint lock, but what is is on his belt behind the holster?

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  6. good ole dan freeman, i'd reckanize him ennywhar! he was one of tha ones thet was courtin mah sis befoe she got sweet on peejay

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  7. Trespassers be ware!

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