Monday, December 24, 2012

Complete 2011 - 2012 Index


Complete 2011 - 2012 index for 'A drifting cowboy'

An old cowboy's thoughts about horses, canoes, fishing, art, movies, family, and the American West

Start date Oct 15, 2011

Sometimes you can touch bottom, sometimes you can't

Some folks may call my rod and reel vintage

Stealth of the paddle--finding the silent places

Capsizing a canoe for the first time could be your last time

My first real Montana fishing trip

Stealing a couple of hours to go fishing during a family vacation

Catching fish and cleaning 'em in bear country

I don't need no stinkin' Repala knot

Cowboy Mounted Shooting only has two enemies, rust and liberal politicians

Father and son Western history adventure

What does a Chemical Neurobiologist and an old Cowboy have in common?

Have you ever played Cowboys and Eskimos?

Cowboy Wisdom -- Why carry a sharp knife

One man's meat is another man's poison

Iverson Movie Location Ranch -- Chatsworth, California

My cowboy folk art

An old bionic cowboy goes solo canoeing

Whiskey and horses don't mix -- tequila might kill you

Canadian whiskey and the paint mare

When iron was worth its weight in gold

My first canoe camping trip -- nearly forty years ago

Getting it all together -- canoe camping in the BWCA

Montana canoe adventure -- floating the Missouri

Canoe fishing essentials -- make life easy

Growing up cowboy -- in the San Fernando Valley

Cowabunga -- the surf's up, dude

Cowboy Legacy -- Iowa Territory 1845 to Nebraska 1869

Cowboy Legacy -- Nebraska 1869 to Idaho 1903

Cowboy Legacy -- French connection

Cowboy Legacy -- Grandpa Brown's barn

Cowboy Legacy -- Montana record elk

Cowboy Culture -- Horses vs Houses

Cowboy Culture -- Cowboy's lament

Cowboy Culture -- Unlikely compañeros

Cowboy Chic -- Lure of the Dim Trails

Cowboy Legacy -- Saskatchewan homesteader

Cowboy Legacy -- Wheat farming in Idaho

Cowboy Legacy -- Montana stump ranch 1912

Cowboy Wisdom -- Don't use a mare to lead a pack string

Cowboy Legacy -- Discovering family photos

Cowboy Legacy -- Belgian horses

Cowboy Legacy -- Early Montana schools

Cowboy Legacy -- Bailey cowgirls

Solo canoe camping -- equipment checklist

Cowboy Legacy -- Mountain Brook homestead

Cowboy Culture -- working cowboys

Good 'Uns -- horses, trails, and friends

3rd Iowa Cavalry

Cowboy Culture -- The Anomaly

How can you tell if a fisherman is lying?

Cowboy Legacy -- Itchy feet and Oakhurst

Cowboy Culture -- Making of a cowgirl

Cowboy Culture -- Metrolink trains

Cowboy curiosity -- Little horses, big personalities

Cowboy Legacy -- Kendrick, Idaho 1903 - 1928

Cowboy Legacy -- Be all you can

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lone Ranger Rock

Cowboy Culture -- And the soccer tribe

British Legacy -- Four generations of wood workers

Cowboy Legacy -- Great-grandsons of the West

Cowboy Legacy -- The short, tragic life of Marcus Pierce

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Devil's Doorway

A primer on the Iverson Movie Ranch

Good canoe fishing lakes in the High Sierras

Cowboy Culture -- Says he can ride anything with hair on it!

Cowboy Culture -- Tony Alvis was the genuine article

Cowboy Culture -- Running mount to the high jump

British Legacy -- Born 1826 in Newfoundland

Cowboy Culture -- A "bombproof horse" anyone can ride

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Garden of the Gods

Cowboy Chic -- Come sit a spell

Cowboy Legacy -- Looking north to Canada

Cowboy Wisdom -- Halters and horse sense

Cowboy Culture -- My 777 plan

Cowboy Culture -- First time in a pasture

Cowboy Chic -- Headboards make a good canvas

Northwesterns -- Voyageur, canoe and fur trade adventure stories

Cowboy Chic -- Letters from a cowboy's desk

Loons and other icons of the northwoods

Cowboy Culture -- B-Western rock hunters

Cowboy Culture -- A boy, a river, and a fox in a box

Cowboy Culture -- Zinger a son of Far Ute Keno

Wilderness canoe travel -- The portage

Hula Poppers -- My favorite bass fishing lure

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Nyoka Cliff

Learning about Blackfeet and Buffalo

A rose between two thorns -- and other interesting characters

Cowboy Legacy -- Lewiston Orchards and the Great Depression

Cowboy Wisdom -- The most dangerous horse

Good medicine -- A cowboy's last gift

Roger's Charlie Russell quote -- Any time I cash in now, I win!

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Three Ages Rock

Cowboy Wisdom -- Horse sense or credit where it isn't always due

Cowboy Wisdom -- Speak softly and carry a big stick

Cowboy Wisdom -- Before it will grow you gotta plant the seed

Cowboy Chic -- Chip-carved mirrors and hat racks

British Legacy -- Seeking the American dream

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Crown Rock

Cowboy Culture -- Living fifty years with coach dogs

Cowgirls love jet pilots -- especially when they call you mom

They don't make cowboys like Joe Beeler anymore

British Legacy -- British Royal Artillery, West Indies 1795

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Zorro's Cave

Cowgirls have heroes too -- Susan Butcher Iditarod Champion

Barn Dances -- I've been to a few

Trust your neighbor, but keep your gun well oiled

Cowboy Heroes -- Jo Mora

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Overhang Rock

Cowboy Culture -- Mormon Canyon Trail

Cowboy Heroes -- Charles Marion Russell

Cowboy Chic -- Blanket chests and toy boxes

Everyone must believe in something -- I believe I'll go canoeing

Cowboy Wisdom -- Never trust a ground-tied pack mule

Cowboy bars, saloons, and watering holes, but not honky-tonks

New owner at the "Crossroads Saloon"

If you can't buy a museum's treasure -- make your own

Cowboy Chic -- Lure of the Dim Trails Odds 'n Ends

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Stoney Point (Chatsworth icon)

Cowboy Chic -- Whimsical cowboy paintings

A drifting cowboy wishes you happy Holidays

Begin 2012

Ian's art inspires a New Year's resolution

Never miss a chance to tell a good tall tale

Cowboy Legacy -- Puritan New England 1638 to Iowa Territory 1845

Cowboy Wisdom -- High altitude conditioning for horses

British Legacy -- Collecting antique woodworking tools

Cowboy Chic -- Armoires, credenzas, and coffee tables

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Gorge and Overlook Point

Cowboy Culture -- Getting back to my roots at Parada del Sol

Miles City, Montana -- Range Rider Museum

Wild horses and the "Loneliest Road in America"

Road trip -- White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Cowboy Chic -- Folk art watercolor paintings

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Buster Keaton's Bathtub

Cowboy Chic -- 2012 folk art painting number 1

Cowboy Chic -- Rancho deluxe dressers and nightstands

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Saddlehorn Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Map to rock star locations

Cowboy Chic -- Folk art acrylic paintings

Cowboy Culture -- Six degrees of separation and Baleyn

Cowboy Wisdom -- Beware of shape-shiftin' trails

British Legacy -- Zeppelin raid over Plumstead, England

Western upholstery -- Cat hide seat

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Hole in the wall

Cowboy Culture -- Six degrees of separation and Molesworth

California Home Builder -- 1956 apprentice carpenter to building contractor

California Home Builder -- 1969 production home builder

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Wild Bill Elliott

California Home Builder -- 1972 construction manager

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- William S. Hart

California Home Builder -- 1984 home building company manager

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tom Mix

California Home Builder -- 2011 end of a 55 year career

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Gene Autry

Cowboy Chic -- Saddles and bridles for decoration

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Rex Allen

Cowboy Legacy -- Pioneer trails Westward 1800 - 1935

Feb 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy)

Cowboy Wisdom -- Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Cave Rocks (Indian Hills)

Cowboy Legacy -- Great grandma was hanged for witchcraft

Double R Bar Ranch -- Roy Rogers’ Chatsworth Home

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Bob Steele

Homage to six-gun heroes and their gallant horses

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lash's archway (Indian Hills)

Cowboy Legacy -- Peaceable folks and a rough rider

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Buck Jones

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Hook Rock (Indian Hills)

Cowboy Legacy -- Founding father and independence

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Charles Starrett

Cowboy Culture -- Songs of the range

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Split Rock (Indian Hills)

Cowboy Legacy -- Fight for Liberty

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Clayton Moore

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Mushroom Rock

Cowboy Legacy -- Neva Plympton (1870-1939) Montana pioneer

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Dick Foran

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson's western street

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Duncan Renaldo

Cowboy Culture -- Cowboys can live without modern technology, can you?

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Nyoka Summit

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- Superhero cliffhangers

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Eddie Dean

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- Cowboy's sweethearts (1935-45)

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- Cowboy's sweethearts (1945-50)

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- Cowboy's sweethearts (1950-60)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Bulldog Bluff

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Buster Crabbe

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- The Great Communicator

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Sheep Flats (Stacked Rocks)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- The beginning (1912 - 1922)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Sound arrives (1923 - 1929)

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- George O'Brien

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1930s Classic Movies

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Hoot Gibson

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns (1930 - 1936)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns (1937 - 1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Hills Grove

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- John Wayne

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1930s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Beyond Boulder Pass -- Bell Location Ranch

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Johnny Mack Brown

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Batman Rock

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Ray Corrigan

'Wait for me, Wild Bill!' -- Chatsworth's TV Westerns

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Boots Rock

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Ken Maynard

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1940s Classic Movies

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Lash LaRue

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1940s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Hills Chase Roads

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Dave O'Brien

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1940

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Roy Rogers

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1941

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Don Barry

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indians Hills (Range Rider, Scoop and Center Rocks)

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1942

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Rocky Lane

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1943

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- lower Iverson miscellaneous

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tim McCoy

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1944

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- lower Iverson Ranch overview

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Robert Livingston

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1945

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Sunset Carson

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- upper Iverson Ranch overview

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1946

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Archways

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Gilbert Roland

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1947

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Ambush Pass

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tim Holt

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1948

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Ambush Rock

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Gary Cooper

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1949

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Turtle Rocks and Hidden Valley

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Rod Cameron

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1950

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Miner’s Cabin

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Randolph Scott

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1951

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- upper Stone Cabin

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tom Tyler

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1952

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- the Slates

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jock Mahoney

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1953

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1950s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Sunday, April 22 -- Chatsworth`s Day of The Horse

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Whale Rock

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- George Montgomery

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1954

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indian Head Rock

Bronco Billy

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Wayne Morris

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1955

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Totem Pole Rocks

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- George Houston

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies - Overview

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1956

Reel Cowboys -- Chatsworth's Six-Gun Heroes

Chatsworth's Rock Stars

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lookout Point

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- James Ellison

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1957

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Upper Iverson Cliff

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tom Keene

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1958

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Eagle Beak and The Molars

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tex Ritter

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns 1959

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Medicine Rocks

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Monte Hale

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1950 - 1953

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1954 - 1956

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics 1957 - 1959

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Cap Rock

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Russell Hayden

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Westerns after 1960

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Insert Road

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Whip Wilson

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- Classics after 1960

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Durango's Pass

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Kermit Maynard

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Stagecoach (1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Festival Rocks

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Glenn Ford

Best Chatsworth Movies -- They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Adobe Villages

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Addison 'Jack' Randall

Memorial Day -- Honoring those who gave everything

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Gorge Cabin

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Hal Taliaferro

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Grove Cabin

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Harry Carey

Was Billy the Kid (1930) filmed in Porter Ranch?

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Grove Relay Station

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Rex Bell

Hi-yo, Silver! Away! -- "The Lone Ranger" (1956)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- GOTG Relay Station

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jack Perrin

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Land Beyond the Law (1937)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Lean-to Cabins

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- William Holden

The Oklahoma Kid and 'Whizzer'

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Iverson Ranch Set

Reel Cowboys and the code of the west

Things aren't always what they seem

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jack Luden

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Hickeyville

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Joel McCrea

Summer schedule

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Caretaker's House

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Kirby Grant

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Perils of Nyoka (1942)

Family history mystery photographs

Brandeis Movie Ranch -- Bunkouse

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Fred MacMurray

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad Depot

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad Tunnel 28

Chatsworth Filming Location -- Railroad cut and tunnels

Happy Independence Day [2012]

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jon Hall

Great granddad was burned at the stake

Best Chatsworth Movies -- "Ride 'Em Cowboy" (1942)

Chatsworth filming location -- Chatsworth Reservoir

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Preston Foster

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Taming of the West (1939)

Chatsworth filming location -- Burro Flats

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Audie Murphy

Just whittlin' or cowboy wood carvings

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Trusted Outlaw (1937)

Corriganville Movie Ranch -- Overview

Corriganville's Western Street -- Silvertown

Reel Cowgirls of the Santa Susanas -- Peggy Stewart

Best Chatsworth Movies -- Three Ages (1923)

Thanks to the Iverson Movie Ranch Blogspot

Corriganville's Fort Apache and Dugout

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Rory Calhoun

Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Gallant Legion (1948)

Corriganville's Robin Hood Lake

Horses and Movies Forever linked

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Sterling Hayden

Chatsworth's Rocky Jungle -- Tarzan Movies

Corriganville's Chase Roads

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Forrest Tucker

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

San Fernando Valley Horses and Movies Are Forever Linked

Reel Little Cowboy of the Santa Susanas -- Robert "Bobby" Winckler

Four Legged Pals -- Those Wonderful Movie Horses

Ox Yoke Dude Ranch & cowboy furniture

Four Legged Pals -- More Wonderful Movie Horses - part 2

Four Legged Pals -- More Wonderful Movie Horses - part 3

Call of the Mountains -- Glacier National Park

Grand Teton National Park -- Oxbow Bend

Backcountry Travel -- Packin' Iron

Sunlight Basin -- Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

Hitched Horsehair -- Deer Lodge Prison Montana

Old Santa Fe -- Rye whiskey, dancehall girls, fisticuffs, and belly guns

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Errol Flynn

Best Cowboy Knife Ever -- Buck Horseman's Knife

Reel Cowgirls of the Santa Susanas -- Barbara Stanwyck

Cowboy Déjà Vu -- Cody High Style

Montana -- Finding My Last Best Place

Montana Land -- What No Horses

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jim Bannon

Hunting Safety -- Irked Granddad

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Cowboy Legacy -- First Deer Hunt

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Lee Powell

Cowboy Wisdom -- Shooting from a Rest

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Jim Davis

Cowboy Chic -- Sporting Collectibles

Cowboy Heroes -- Philip R. Goodwin

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Harry Carey

Cowboy Legacy -- Pistol Packin' Momma

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Richard Dix

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Begin 2013


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