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Welcome to the frontier. February 02, 2008 11:22 AM

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Welcome to "People of the Old Frontier"

Introduce your self to us and join in on the fun of the old west.



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 February 02, 2008 11:25 AM

Thanks for inviting me Gail. This looks like fun.SmileyCentral.com  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  February 02, 2008 11:49 AM

Thanks for the invite Firedancer. Looks like it would be a lot of fun.. Good luck...Love and hugs..k  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
 February 02, 2008 11:58 AM

  Pam, for the invitation.......Hello Gail and Karen.  I'm looking forward to meeting new people, making new friends, and being part of the development of this new group.

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 February 02, 2008 12:03 PM

Dear Firedancer, thank you for inviting me to this unique group.  I know that anything you are a part of is going to high quality and fun.  I belong to a number of groups because I just cannot say no to the smorgasboard of excellent places to be and friends to be made, so I will get here as frequently as I can...I promise.

How about a video of you dancing sometime?  That will be an added enticement! 

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 February 02, 2008 12:03 PM

Hi firedancer. Do you you know. Some insects are called firedancers. And people can also have a fire dance. I have met that as well. But then more in nature. And we were also careful then. Knowing what we did. Are you a real firedancer? Firedancer.

Just ronald, messenger sometimes called arrow of happiness.

A modern cupido, grin.



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 February 02, 2008 12:11 PM

for the invite, FireDancer! I'll be here as often as time and health permit. Peace to all!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 02, 2008 12:15 PM

Thank you for the invite Firedancer. Things look like they could be fun.

Hugs

Brenda

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anonymous  February 02, 2008 1:28 PM

Hello, My Friend.. Firedancer.. Thanks For The Invite.. I Will Be Here As Time Allows. Looks Like Fun... Big

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Yeepie Yiho Kiyah!!!!....Yeehah! February 02, 2008 1:59 PM

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howdy

Partners!!!  How are you'all doing?...This is great! Wado {Thank You} Songbird for the invite, I see a few people I know and some I don't, but's it's all good, we are here for some old fashioned home on the range fun, eh?...Howdy, Firedancer my friend, and Karen my igido, of course Tim my hippie man, ha..this is a good group..let's kick some mule ass and have fun!

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come on in for a drink, if your thirsty, now...ya hear?

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You all come back now, ya hear..hope you enjoyed the photos, all...just thought we'd go back in time a bit, it's always fun to remember the wild west, right?...

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I thought I would throw that one in for many blessings to us all here..lol...I hope you had fun at FreeSpirit's Bar & Grill..lol...Much love to you all..."dohiyi" {peace}..Remember all, "Mitakuye Oyasin" {we are one}....FreeSpiritRunning...xxxooo

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Wiiiiillllbbbbuuuuuuurrrrrrr!!!!!    LOL....

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 February 02, 2008 5:44 PM

Welcome It's so good to see everyone here. Romuald, yes, sorta-kinda a Firedancer. I picked the name because, I do worship dance in my church and the fire means the Holy Spirit, plus I have Cherokee blood lines. so you have the name Firedancer, my name is Pamela, so take your pick. Yes, this can be a fun group, it will be what we make it. so lets have fun.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Hey Ya All ! February 02, 2008 7:34 PM

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Howdey eeeeeeeeeee! & YEEEE! HAW!!!

Thank You for the Invite Miss FireDancer!

I'll Be Back Real Soon!

I Need to Drop off a Few? KinFolk First!

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EVENIN' EVERYBODY! February 02, 2008 10:09 PM


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 February 04, 2008 6:50 AM

SmileyCentral.comSmileyCentral.comSmileyCentral.com So glad to see everybody here. We will have fun. But I have to get passed today first. see you guys tomorrow.

Welcome Becky, Bradley, and Patrick. So nice to have you with us.....

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 February 05, 2008 11:39 AM

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Howdy Steve. Glad to have you with the group. come on in, and make your self at home.

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anonymous Houdy February 05, 2008 6:46 PM

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anonymous Howdy February 06, 2008 2:30 PM

Wild_west.gif Wild_west image by rsteventyler How about a little quick draw Mcaw I think they use to call him years ago, if my memery holds true. Houdy gang!!! got to get a move on time to make a lttle something to eat. Songbird  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
 February 08, 2008 8:21 AM

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COME ON IN FRIENDS. GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US. TAKE OFF YOUR BOOTS AND SIT A SPELL.

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 February 09, 2008 7:57 AM

Hello cowgirls, cowboys, and indian friends...thank you for the invitation Firedancer to the 'frontier'.  I see several familiar faces and look forward to meeting new ones...

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 February 09, 2008 5:42 PM

Come on in Valorie. Good to see you.we are a new group, we're here to play cowboys and Indains. Join us.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Hello my friends, February 10, 2008 10:41 AM

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Welcome to the group Valorie,glad to have you here.I hope you will enjoy it!!

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anonymous Frontier February 10, 2008 11:21 AM

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anonymous Hi everyone! February 10, 2008 11:56 AM

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Ok everyone.......1,2,3 Draw!!

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anonymous Hello my friends, February 18, 2008 11:10 AM

 Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp (photo from Wyatt Earp Museum and Bookstore)Wyatt Earp is arguably the most famous lawman of the Old West. He gained his reputation in the towns of Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas.

Wyatt was born in Illinois in 1848 and moved with his family to Southern California in 1864 where he worked on the railroad and as a teamster. In 1870 he went back East and got married. His bride died suddenly which sent him out onto the Great Plains - still Indian Territory, of course - where he occupied himself as a buffalo hunter and stagecoach driver. The year 1875 saw him enter the town of Wichita where he became a member of the local police force. A year later he became assistant marshal in Dodge City as well as being hired by the Long Branch Saloon as a faro dealer. Here is where his lifelong friendships with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson began.

Much more to come.

Here is another link for you to the Wyatt Earp Museum.


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Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He is the son of Nicholas Earp, a lawyer/farmer, and Virginia Earp and was born at 406 South Third Street, Monmouth, Illinois. Wyatt was given the name of his father's Army captain.

When Wyatt was quite young, his two older brothers, James and Virgil, went off to fight in the Civil War for the Union. A story is told in which Wyatt tried to run away and join the Army, but his father caught him in a corn field and took him back to the house.

As a young man Earp was a stagecoach driver, railroad construction worker, surveyor, buffalo hunter, and policeman. In his early adulthood, Wyatt married and his wife died shortly after of Typhoid fever. Wyatt was devastated and went off and got into some trouble for horse stealing. Later, he became a stagecoach driver and traveled to Los Angeles, CA and Prescott, Arizona. Wyatt also hunted buffalo for some time. There are rumors that it was during this time that Wyatt met Bat Masterson.

In 1876 he became chief deputy marshal of Dodge City, Kansas, a lawless frontier town. Within a year, having brought relative peace to Dodge City, he moved on to Deadwood in the Dakota Territory.

In the fall of 1879, Wyatt and his brothers Morgan and Virgil journeyed by horseback down to Tombstone, Arizona. There he furthered his reputation as a gunfighter, first as deputy sheriff of Pima Co. and later as deputy U.S. marshal for the entire Arizona Territory. Earp and three of his brothers, together with the American frontiersman Doc Holliday, participated in the famous O.K. Corral gunfight in 1881, during which they killed several suspected cattle rustlers.

The following year, Ike Clanton attempted to kill Wyatt and Morgan while they were playing pool; Morgan was killed. Wyatt killed Frank Stilwell and became a wanted man. He and Doc Holliday left Tombstone shortly thereafter.

Throughout the next several years, Wyatt bought and sold real estate, had many adventures with Josephine Marcus, and prospected and mined gold. He eventually ended up in California working in the motion picture industry.

On January 13, 1929, Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles California, at the age of 80.


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anonymous Hello everyone, February 18, 2008 11:21 AM

What Were Some of the Trails They Used?

Natchez Trace

In the early 1800s the Natchez Road, later called the Natchez Trace, was developed.  There were two major Indian tribes that lived in the area of the Natchez Trace, the Choctaw and the Chickasaw.  In the early 1800s many Tennessee and Kentucky farmers would take their farm goods to sell or trade to the New Orleans Market.  They would arrive at Kentucky via a trail called the "Wilderness Road."  When they reached Nashville they continued on the Natchez Trace.  Then later the Natchez Trace became the trail the pioneers used to travel to the frontiers of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.  The Natchez Trace went from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi.

Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail was one of the most famous trails ever. It was a series of trails that were used by the first explorers and fur traders.  It was the longest overland trail in North America. In the 1840s America and England agreed that Oregon would belong to the first country to settle the most people in that area.  The United States encouraged people to move to Oregon by offering land for homesteading.  In 1843 the "Great Migration" to Oregon began.  These pioneers who traveled to the area used the Oregon Trail.   The trail started in Independence, Missouri and went past Chimney Rock, Nebraska.  From there it crossed the southwest tip of Wyoming and into the southern part of Idaho.  The trail ended up in the northwest corner of Oregon.  It took them approximately six months to travel the 2000 miles from Independence, Missouri to their final destination in the Oregon territory.



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anonymous  February 20, 2008 5:48 PM

Great postings! Firedancer, i am here, i luv the Group...keep it up...and THANKS!

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anonymous wildwest February 20, 2008 6:03 PM

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anonymous  February 21, 2008 12:45 PM

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Hello Steve,Firedancer,Songbird and everyone else that stops by.We are trying to keep it going.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it more interesting?Hugs~Gail

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Hey Firedancer! February 23, 2008 2:06 PM

Photobucket I assume ya'll know me. Anway, I live in Chicago Illinois. This looks like a grand ole place! I'm glad to be part of it. I know most of you all and that makes it especially nice. Thanks again Firedancer!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Welcome to the group,Martha!!! February 24, 2008 10:50 AM

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Welcome to the group,Martha,i hope you will like it here.Feel free to post some photos or stories of the old west.Good afternoon everyone!!Love and hugs~Gail

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 February 24, 2008 11:00 AM

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hello February 26, 2008 3:31 PM

Hi..I just happen to "stumble upon" this group and decided to join. I love history, little house on the prairie, the west and mostly ARIZONA! Unfortunately, I live in freezing cold Mn...but I'm always dreaming of the west...the cactus, wide open skies, the desert, the desolation (which isn't going to last too much longer), the history! ANyhow, this should be interesting. Can't wait for my next out west road trip!

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 February 26, 2008 7:27 PM

Hi Stefanie ~ welcome  We are so glad you found us. this is anew group. Having a little trouble getting started. Maybe you are just what we need. Join in. If there is anything you want to start, feel free. So glad you are here.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Hello everyone, February 27, 2008 10:35 AM

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Hi Stefanie! Welcome to our little group,feel free to post something!Love and hugs~Gail

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anonymous Me February 28, 2008 2:11 PM

Yeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaa the old west one of me favs...yeppers and thanks to joy I have join this wonderful group of peeps...Hope no one minds a gorilly hanging around.... Big Gorilly Hugs...

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anonymous Welcome Stephanie February 29, 2008 2:34 PM

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anonymous Welcome to the group!! March 13, 2008 11:54 AM

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Welcome to the group Sage!Feel free to post at anytime.Love and hugs~Gail

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