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Wild Bill Hickok and My Great-Great-Grandfather

I love reading about the Old West. The years between roughly 1840 and 1890. Days of the expanding frontier, cattle drives, Native Americans, covered wagons and stagecoaches, outlaws, buffalos, the Gold Rush, gambling and saloons. ┬áNot the dime store novels … Continue reading

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Historical Throwback Thursday

Here’s a historical throwback for Thursday. This is a photo of my grandfather, Earl F. Brodd (right, standing next to fuselage) from about 1920. He was a flight instructor during World War I. After the war, he and his student, … Continue reading

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My Uncle Ben

Uncle Ben used to wear a big straw hat with the turned up edges and loose ends flapping in the breeze. ┬áNot like the one in this funny picture, but one like Old Mister Green Jeans wore on Captain Kangaroo. … Continue reading

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