My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Dear Friends / Folks / Western Fans ! Time to toot my horn a bit. I am the proud recipient of the: Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness http://teepee12.com/2013/04/14/epically-awesome-award-of-epic-awesomeness-twice/ Amazing ! But as I said, with exceptional subject matter like The Lone Ranger and Tonto, how could I fail? In truth, this is about the …

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Periodically we hear the phrase ‘The Western is dead”. Not so. How could it be with all us Western fans out here? Fact is, there are Westerns being made all the time. But most of them are minor in nature – not boasting major Stars – and often go directly to video. Many are still …

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Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun.

Gregory Peck … No Greenhorn!.

John Wayne Tree … Rose and I (and four other folks) took a very bumpy Jeep ride (hang on to your saddlehorn folks) up Schnebly Hill Road. (Theodore Carleton (T C) Schnebly and his wife SEDONA Arabella Miller Schnebly moved to the area in 1901. Guess how Sedona got it’s name? Eventually we jostled and jerked our …

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Sedona Diary: The Good, the Bad, and the Agony The Good: a 3 day spiritual seminar in Minneapolis. The Bad: 11 hours in a dentist’s chair in Algodones, Mexico. The Agony: 3 days in beautiful Sedona, Arizona … but I can’t eat anything. (Pictured: Fat old Western fan: This is my Charlton Heston stance … notice how I don’t really look …

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“Life is hard. It’s even harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne I figure I’d rather face down the Clantons, the Daltons, and the Waltons … unarmed … than sit in dentist chair for even five seconds. But I just spent 11 hours over 2 days in the dentist office … and I feel like I’ve been in several fistfights with John …

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Well … it’s 3:10 … and I’m in Yuma. And it’s dang hot here. My Canadian skin ain’t used to this heat. I’m also tantalizingly close to Tombstone and Deadwood … but I won’t be able to get there on this trip. Next time. My real purpose for being here is to take advantage of …

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Roy Rogers and The Sons of the Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweed Film History – The Sedona Film Office http://sedonafilmoffice.com/index.php?action=article&id=4 “At least 76 feature films, many TV productions and dozens of commercials have been shot either in full or in part in the Greater Sedona area. For three decades, Westerns were the most popular movies in …

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William H. Bonney (born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c. November 23, 1859 – c. July 14, 1881) Just about anything and everything about Billy the Kid seems to be bizarre, surrounded by questions, lost in lies, or mired in myth. Then there’s this: Left-handed or right-handed? It is very common – and confusing – to find the …

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Billy the Kid by Woody Guthrie The Kid …

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