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Second Amendment Old West

America is based on our Second Amendment rights. It's been passed down from the Old West, right?

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Posted by Jimm - October 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

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5 Heroes Who Were Never Wounded

[ReviewAZON name=”heroes” id=”61″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0761395482″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Are tere heroes who were never wounded? Sometimes movies make us believe that the hero lives a dangerous life where there are shoot-outs every five minutes.  Most often, there was a lot of downtime in between gun battles. Even still, there were still bullets flying at the people on this list and they could have been killed at anytime in their violent careers, but somehow they escaped injury.  That’s an amazing thing, if you think about it, and someone must have been looking out for them when the gunfire started.  Each of these men lived a remarkable life and were heroes who were never wounded in their lives.  Here are their stories… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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Five Famous People Who Were (Or Are) Dentists

Dental SuppliesIf you are familiar with the popular television holiday show, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), then you know of Herbie, the Elf that wanted to be a dentist.  Herbie was a made up character, but the people listed here were actually dentists.  Some of them became dentists after they became famous, while others left dentistry to be found in the history pages.  Each of them found dental hygiene and care a big part of their lives.  Here is a list of the famous people who knew how to fill a cavity or could take care of a bicuspid.  Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About John Wayne

Things You Didn't Know About John WayneFew have ever commanded a movie screen the way John Wayne did. Over the course of his fifty-plus-year career, the six foot-two, 220lb. tough guy made over 170 films, appeared on television and radio, and wore a cowboy hat like nobody’s business. Most would agree that the Western genre itself wouldn’t exist without him.  Here are five things you might not have known about this iconic actor. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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Debunking History: The Real Doc Holliday

John Doc HollidayI was watching the movie “Tombstone” last night and I have to admit, while completely historically inaccurate, Val Kilmer plays a very likable Doc Holliday.  Who was this famous gunslinger?  He looked deadly with a weapon, had tuberculosis, and always seemed drunk.  In the movies, people feared him because he didn’t fear death.  But was this the true Doc Holliday?  The blonde, geeky, little guy to the left doesn’t appear to be a tough gunfighter.  Here are five things you might not have known about this very scary dentist. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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The Best Lawmen from the Old West

wyattearpThe Old West was a lawless place that has been romanticized in the movies and dime novels.  At first, there was no law. But as families moved West looking to settle down, the need for order was required and brave Marshal’s and Rangers answered the call.  Here are five of the best known and famous of the lawmen and some interesting facts you might not know. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - September 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

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