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Fascinating Old Photographs

These photo’s are well worth the time spent looking
These photos are rare indeed!
Enjoy a bit of lost history captured by some vintage photographers.
 
Cowboys                                                          Around the                                                          Hoodlum                                                          Wagon, Spur                                                          Ranch, Texas,                                                          1910:
Cowboys around the hoodlum wagon,
Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910
 
Judging                                                          by the saddle                                                          style, this                                                          unidentified                                                          cowboy was                                                          working in                                                          the late 1870s                                                          or 1880s. In                                                          his holster,                                                          he carries a                                                          Colt model                                                          1873 single                                                          action                                                          revolver with                                                          hard rubber                                                          grips, and he                                                          has looped                                                          his left arm                                                          around a                                                          Winchester                                                          model 1873                                                          carbine in a                                                          saddle                                                          scabbard. On                                                          the back is                                                          the light                                                          pencil                                                          inscription                                                          Indian                                                          fighter. :
Judging by the saddle style, this
unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or early 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and he
has looped his left arm around a Winchester
model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. 
 
Snow                                                          Tunnel ~ On                                                          the Ouray and                                                          Silverton Toll                                                          Rd ~ Colorado                                                          ~ 1888:
Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and
Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888
 
1899                                                          Concord,                                                          Michigan
1899
Concord , Michigan
Buggy & Wagon Shop
 
Thankful                                                          someone took                                                          the time to                                                          photograph                                                          this type of                                                          beauty -                                                          April 1937.
Thankful someone took the time to
photograph this type of beauty – April 1937. Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana .
 
1887-West                                                          Center                                                          Street,                                                          Anaheim,                                                          California:
1887 – West
Center Street, Anaheim , California.
Now we have Disneyland here!
 
Moser's,                                                          Guns, Banjo's,                                                          and Mules at                                                          the                                                          Liverystable                                                          in East                                                          Tennessee                                                          around 1890:
Moser’s Guns, Banjos, and Mules at the livery stable in East Tennessee around
1890
 
In 1906,                                                          a massive                                                          magnitude 7.9                                                          earthquake                                                          ruptured the                                                          entire San                                                          Andreas Fault                                                          in Northern                                                          California.                                                          Photo courtesy                                                          of U.S.                                                          Geological                                                          Survey:
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9
earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California. That is a huge running crack in the ground.
Now they are building houses right on the line as fast as the boards can be delivered.
Hmmmm…
 
the boys                                                          are back in                                                          town                                                          (cowboys,                                                          1887):
This is what real cowboys looked like
in 1887. Not as fancy as on TV, huh!
 
Wagon                                                          Train ~                                                          Eastern                                                          Colorado ~                                                          1880:(Notice 1st 2 women w/short skirts to stay out of the dirt!)
Some of the toughest, bravest people we know of. They gave it their all to go west and start a new life. This wagon train is in eastern Colorado in 1880.
 
This                                                          moose team                                                          belonged to                                                          W.R.                                                          (Billy/Buffalo                                                          Bill) Day.                                                          They were                                                          found by a                                                          Metis near                                                          Baptiste Lake                                                          in 1910 and                                                          were reared                                                          by bottle and                                                          broken to                                                          drive by Mr.                                                          Day at                                                          Athabasca                                                          Landing during                                                          the winter of                                                          1910. Mr. Day                                                          and the moose                                                          team hauled                                                          mail and                                                          supplies to                                                          Wabasca,                                                          Edmonton,                                                          Pelican                                                          Mountains,                                                          Calling Lake,                                                          Athabasca,                                                          Colinton,                                                          Rochester,                                                          Tawatinaw,                                                          Clyde, Legal,                                                          Carbondale and                                                          St. Albert.                                                          Buffalo Bill                                                          and his wife                                                          also ran a                                                          store at                                                          Calling Lake.                                                          Photograph                                                          J.H. Gano;                                                          Mrs. L. L:
This moose team belonged to W.R.
(Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day. They were found by a Métis near Baptiste Lake, Alberta
in 1910 and were reared by bottle and broken to drive by Mr. Day at Athabasca
Landing during the winter of 1910.
Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies.
 
In the                                                          American Civil                                                          War, soldiers                                                          were required                                                          to have at                                                          least four                                                          opposing front                                                          teeth, so                                                          that they                                                          could open a                                                          gunpowder                                                          pouch. Some                                                          draftees had                                                          their front                                                          teeth removed                                                          to avoid                                                          service.:
In the American Civil War, soldiers
were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch.
Some draftees had their front teeth
removed to avoid service. In our day they just jumped the border into Canada.
 
Tired                                                          Prospector:                                                          Klondike Gold                                                          Rush:
Here we have a tired old prospector
during the Klondike Gold Rush.
 
Lulu Parr                                                          - Her skill                                                          with the gun                                                          caught the                                                          attention of                                                          Pawnee Bill,                                                          who signed her                                                          to his show                                                          in 1903. She                                                          left that show                                                          but came back                                                          in 1911. By                                                          that time,                                                          Pawnee Bill                                                          had joined                                                          Buffalo Bill s                                                          show. Buffalo                                                          Bill was so in                                                          awe of Lulu s                                                          willingness to                                                          ride unbroken                                                          ponies that                                                          he presented                                                          her with an                                                          ivory-handled                                                          Colt                                                          single-action                                                          revolver,                                                          engraved with                                                          Buffalo Bill                                                          Cody to Lulu                                                          Parr 1911.                                                          http://www.pinterest.com/eldridgep01/old-west/:
Lulu Parr – Her skill with the gun
caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed her to his show in 1903. She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time, Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill’s show.
Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu’s
willingness to ride unbroken ponies that he presented her with an ivory-handled
Colt single-action revolver, engraved with
‘Buffalo Bill Cody to LuluParr – 1911.’
 
From the                                                          drivers seat                                                          of a 40 mule                                                          team. These                                                          rigs were used                                                          to haul Borax                                                          out of Boron                                                          Ca. &                                                          then loaded                                                          onto                                                          railroads                                                          formanufacturing.:
From the driver’s seat of a 40-horse
team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron, California & then loaded onto railroads for manufacturing.
All this so you could do the laundry!
Man, that’s a lot of horses!
 
hoops had                                                          to be removed                                                          before taking                                                          your seat in a                                                          carriage and                                                          then they were                                                          hooked onto                                                          the back of                                                          the carriage:
Hoops had to be removed before taking
your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage.
 
Deer                                                          Hunter Living                                                          In A Log ,                                                          1893.:
A deer hunter living in a log, 1893.
Tough guys live in tough places, I guess. Home is where you make it!
 
Omaha                                                          Board of Trade                                                          in Mountains                                                          near Deadwood,                                                          April 26,                                                          1889. It was                                                          created in                                                          1889 by                                                          Grabill, John                                                          C. H.,                                                          photographer.                                                          The picture                                                          presents                                                          Procession of                                                          stagecoaches                                                          loaded with                                                          passengers                                                          coming down a                                                          mountain                                                          road.:
Omaha Board of Trade in mountains near
Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created in 1889 by John C. H. Grabill, photographer. The picture presents a procession of stagecoaches loaded with
passengers coming down a mountain road.
This is a                                                          stunning                                                          photograph                                                          from 1862. The                                                          image shows a                                                          Civil War                                                          Ambulance crew                                                          removing the                                                          wounded from a                                                          battlefiled.                                                          It shows a                                                          horse-drawn                                                          ambulance, and                                                          the Zouave                                                          uniforms of                                                          this unit.:
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefield.
It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.
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TRULY AMAZING PHOTOS!

Each year in February

the Sun’s angle is such

that Horsetail Falls Waterfall lights up

like fire. Yosemite, USA

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Houseboat,

Iceland.

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Panda, scared after the

earthquake in  Japan, embraced the leg of a

policeman.

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Kalapana, Hawaii where the sea

meets the lava.

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Beijing Airport by night.

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Two year-old Chimpanzee feeding

milk  to “Aorn”, a small tiger 60 days old.

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Ducks tend to continue

 to be seen in birth order,

whether or not by their mother.

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Highway in Japan with snow

  more  than 10 meters high.

Unbelievable.

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Spectacular rice fields in

China.

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Austria’s Green Lake is a

beautiful park in

winter. The snow melts in summer and

creates a very clear lake.

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Undersea tunnel linking Sweden

and Denmark.

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The world’s highest swimming

pool is located  in the skyscraper Marina Bay

Sands, Singapore.

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Amazing lightning storm over the

Grand Canyon.

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Baby

chameleons.

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Beautiful image of a panda bear

helping another.

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“The Road to Heaven”,

a place in

Ireland  where every two years the stars

align with the road.

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World’s Largest Swimming Pool in

San Alfonso,

Chile.  More than 1,000 yards long.

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Crystal Palace. Madrid.

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”Heaven’s Gate”,

  Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain,

China.

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The Northern Lights,

Alaska.

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The white owl.

Spectacular.

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The famous” Rosa Moss Bridges”,

Ireland.

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Eiffel

Tower.  Romantic and beautiful Paris,

France.

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Road to Hana, Maui,

Hawaii.

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Restaurant hanging,

Belgium.

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Sea otters hold hands while they

sleep  in case the current changes, so they

awaken together.

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There are animals with

more  sensitivity than many people.

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Fireman giving drink to a baby

Koala in Australia fires.

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Amazing view of

Manhattan,  New York from above.

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Frozen bubbles in the Canadian

Rockies, Canada.

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An Iridescent spiral cloud in

Himalayas.  Phenomenon

observed on October 18,

2009.

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View of the semi-submerged

cataract, Hawaii.

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Northern lights over

the  Rocky Mountains in

Canada

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A pink lake, due to the harmless

bacteria of  Retba Lake, north of the Cap

Vert peninsula of Senegal.

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This dog saved her puppies from

a fire at home  and put them safely in one of

the fire trucks

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Infinite Cave,

Vietnam

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu

Just a reminder: Life does have an expiration date ……….. so it is time to enjoy each and every day.