Tradition

I have a long standing tradition of having my picture taken with wooden American Indian sculptures, sometimes referred to as "cigar-store Indians".  For some reason, in the Old West, they were always situated outside tobacco stores. This "fetish" of mine started on my honeymoon in the late 60's.  We were in Deadwood, SD and my … Continue reading Tradition

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Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats is up in the desert hills east of Mesa, AZ.  What's left of an abandoned old mining town is a bar and gift shop. This scene looks like a half-baked set from a spaghetti western.  The rails are held in place by bent over 16d nails, the new ties aren't even ties, not … Continue reading Tortilla Flats