Friday, May 26, 2017


Jeff Installed A SureFire Dedicated Shotgun Forend On His 870 ...

The Lodge Should Be Well Protected!


Holt Collier Was A Bad Ass ...

Jefferson County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1936
Washington County
Mississippi, USA

Holt Collier was born into slavery in 1846 and was the slave of Howell Hinds. Hinds County is named after Howell's father, Gen. Thomas Hinds. At a very early age, Holt demonstrated his marksmanship with the rifle. At the age of 10, he killed his first Black Bear which would be one of over 3000 killed by Holt. At the outbreak of the War for Southern Independence, Holt's master and son left for the War after giving him his freedom papers and being told he was too young to fight and to remain on the plantation. Holt disobeyed his master by running away from the plantation, stowing away on a riverboat and joining Howell and his son in Memphis, TN. Holt, by choice, joined the 9th Texas Brigade serving in Company I throughout the War. During Reconstruction, Holt was accused and acquitted for the alleged murder of Captain James King by a military tribunal in Vicksburg. Holt left the state on advice given by William A. Percy of Greenville going to Texas working as a cowboy on the ranch of his former commander, Sullivan Ross, future Governor of Texas. Upon the murder of his former master, Holt returned to Greenville for his funeral and remained in Greenville for the rest of his life. Holt became nationally known in 1903 as the guide for the Teddy Roosevelt Bear Hunt of that year. This hunt gave rise to the "Teddy Bear" when Teddy refused to shoot a bear captured by Holt and tied to a tree. Holt lived to the age of about 90, passing from this life on August 1, 1936. Holt was buried on August 3 in Live Oak Cemetery which is located on the old Plumridge Plantation where Holt grew-up and hunted black bear. 
Live Oak Cemetery 
Washington County
Mississippi, USA

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Amtrak Texas Eagle In Athens, TX Today ...

Going over the Corsicana Hwy Bridge. Trains are being rerouted through Athens for some reason. All the Railfans are rushing to get pics and videos of a Passenger Train on a track they don't usually travel. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Causeway Between Galveston Island And The Mainland ...

back in the day. Check out the Interurban! 


McLane Tractor Service ...

That is a Case Vac almost like the first tractor Dudley ever drove! Dudley drove a 46 Case Vac that had wheels on the front that were close together. Think they refer to that style as Tricycle Wheels. 


Some Great Old Pics Of The Trinity River West Of Forney TX ...

Looks like the river is in Flood Stage. 


Dudleys Wife Went To A Party In The Old University Building In Nacogdoches Last Weekend ...

The school was chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845. During the Civil War it was used as a hospital. If walls could talk, the stories they would tell!


Gander Mountain Was Always Way To High On Their Prices ...

Dudley was surprised it took this long for them to go out of business!

Monday, May 22, 2017


Two Of Dudleys Friends Killed 6 Hogs Tonight ...

Using a Night Vision Scope!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Dudley Needs To Order This Cap To Put In His Man Cave ...

In memory of his Great Uncle, Jefferson Davis "Duke" Jernigin. He was an Aviation Pioneer!


Picture Of Joe And Willis Newton In Uvalde, TX ...

back in the 1970's. The Newton Boys is one of Dudleys favorite movies!


Dudley Is Watching The Qualifying ...

for the 101st running of the Indy 500!


Frank And Jeff Got A Brisket And Pork Shoulder ...

Went on the Pit at 5:30 AM!

Friday, May 19, 2017


Dudley Got A Bird Dog Meerschaum Pipe For His Collection ...

with a Quail in his mouth! 


Dudley Got A NOS IMCO "PROPELLER" Pipe Reamer Today ...

Will fit in Dudleys Aviation Themed Man Cave quite nicely!

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