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Offline RattlesnakeJack

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CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« on: December 02, 2007, 11:49:10 PM »
Well, now we have our very own "Regional Forum" in Cas City ... for all discussions of Canadian topics - whether related to current Frontier Action Shooting in the "Great White North' or to the history of the 'Last, Best West' - as our western frontier was frequently referred to in the many promotional materials for the region published in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. 

On the issue of a proposed logo for this Forum, it appears that we we have reached a general concensus of opinion (but not unanimous ... sorry, Whoop-Up Roy!) among the 'Charter Members' who have been kicking things around in the "Regional Board for Canadians" thread which has now been relocated here by Marshal Halloway ....   

Here's a large version of the little thumbnail which will likely be our logo - it comes from one of the old-time promotional publications mentioned above -



   WELCOME TO CHINOOK COUNTRY, PARDS!    
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 08:01:20 AM »
My vote is for the cowboy and the stooks without the maple leaf.   8) 8)

Just trying to keep it uncluttered.  IMHO
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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 06:18:08 PM »
Not a  problem Rattlesnake the Cowboy was my second choice.  :)

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 04:00:51 PM »
The sun is sinking in the west
The cattle go down to the stream
The red wing settles in her nest
It's time for a cowboy to dream

 
Purple light in the canyons
That's where I long to be
With my three good companions
Just my rifle, pony and me


Gonna hang my sombrero
On the limb of a tree
Coming home, sweetheart darlin'
Just my rifle, pony and me

   
Whippoorwill in the willow
Sings a sweet melody
Riding to Amarillo
Just my rifle, pony and me

   
No more cows to be roping
No more strays will I see
Round the bend, she'll be waiting
For my rifle, pony and me
For my rifle, my pony and me

   


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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 05:33:39 PM »
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Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
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Offline Sir Charles deMouton-Black

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 03:13:58 PM »
So!  There I was, in my Canada Border Services office.  I look up at a poster;

No, it wasn`t a wanted poster with my picture on it.

It was our forums key note poster.
NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 10:59:53 PM »
Sir Charles:

Well .... not exactly our Forum image, but likely this poster (or another similar one utilizing the same central image) from the very extensive advertising campaign the Canadian government conducted around the turn of the 20th century to encourage immigration. 

(This is where I got the image and  "CANADA" title we ultimately settled on ....)

Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 11:50:41 AM »
I like the image! Quintessentially Canadian with the wheat sheaves and the rider wearing his 'Montana Peak' Stetson. Reminiscent of the NWMP/RCMP without going that cliche route. Charlie Russell and Sam Steele would approve.

I know some of you guys going back donkey's years and a few from other forums. I'm 'Cariboo Country" on the Ruger site and "PJ Hardtack" here - poor but honest Cariboo miner. Inspired by the 'PH' engraved on a '66 I bought. Used to be "Word Smith", pioneer journalist, but he 'retired' to Victoria. Couldn't abide interior winters any longer .....
I'm long-in-the-tooth in CAS (WCFSS#22, SASS#9854) but have let memberships in both expire for 'political reasons'. Now I'm a free-booter, more inclined to the 'rough-and-ready' pioneer spirit of the Gold Rush era.

My wife (Miz Josie) enjoys CAS more than I do (if that's possible) and keeps us well dressed for the game. She just bought herself a brace of Ruger New Model Blackhawks in .44 Spl. to go with her B-92. T'ain't 'Cowboy' per se, but when a lot of other Colt SAAs are junk, her .44s will be spittin' lead. Not to be putdone, I have a brace of Taylor's 44-40 New Army conversions coming. Got bored with Colt clones and Open Tops shooting loose. Yee-haw! Come on spring .... !
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Re: CALLING ALL CANUCKS!!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 04:12:44 PM »
PJ; Welcome to cascity and CHINOOK COUNTRY. 

NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

 

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