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    Aug 2014
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    Don't know how you did it, jewelerguy, but I think you identified him.
    General William Shafter ... nicknamed Pecos Bill.

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    Another terrific ID! Well done, everyone.

    Frankly, I've never heard of Shafter. He seems like a notable man in our history.

    While doing the research on him I came across this picture:

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    It shows "old women" pulling down a statue of Shafter, Dewey, and McKinley. The "old women" are labelled with the names of the prominent politicians of the day. Published 1899 in Puck magazine - the first political satire publication.

    I only posted this to show that the more things change, the more they stay the same...
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

 

 
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