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(Daily Mail)   Never seen early photos of the American West, AKA, at time when Americans had spirit, guts and balls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 232
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2012-05-25 03:16:13 PM  

Lucky LaRue: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x409]

Are these the balls you were talking about, subby?


This photo floors me. Presumably those buttes are these:

http://binged.it/L0jc7s (Sorry for the Bing link, but their birds-eye view image makes more sense than Google's aerial photo view for this...)

...in which case that entire plain behind is now solid residential neighborhoods bisected by a huge railroad siding.
 
2012-05-25 03:17:00 PM  
I have guts in my balls, because of a severe hernia and resulting prolapse of the bowels into my scrotum.
 
2012-05-25 03:17:37 PM  
and now for something completely different....a man with two buttes
Link
 
2012-05-25 03:18:05 PM  
The women, too?
 
2012-05-25 03:18:28 PM  
I still have balls.

www.marquette.edu
 
2012-05-25 03:20:48 PM  

Lorelle: This pic is just begging for a caption...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x458]


'Crap, I think it fell off.'
 
2012-05-25 03:20:53 PM  
 
2012-05-25 03:21:59 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Welcome whiteys to the Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center. Conveniently located on the Santa Fe Trail (Exit 126), Chief Running Luck invites all to his house of chance.

Some lucky pilgrim can win Chief Running Luck's Mountain of Gold on the Progressive slots. Whitey with the deep pockets can try his luck at one of our many table games including Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and Texas Hold 'em. Need Supplies? Honest One Eyed Eagle's RV Camping and Quick Shop has what you need. But why hurry west? Stay in out luxury suites and dine in one of three different restaurants from the Road Kill Cafe to the Pullman Delight. We offer dining for the whole family.

Chief Running Luck also offers casino credit on wagons, guns, whiskey and supplies.

Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center is located on exit 126 of the Santa Fe Trail. Located between Repo Running Bear's Wagon Emporium and Brave Double Markup's Gun, Liquor and Camping Supplies. Open every day including Christmas.
 
2012-05-25 03:22:05 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: BKITU: Twin buttes stand near Green River City, Wyoming, photographed in 1872. They were among the first images ever taken of the West Coast

[i291.photobucket.com image 216x287]
/obscure?


He's bi-coastal. If you consider the Mississippi river to be one of the coasts.
 
2012-05-25 03:22:35 PM  
Awesome set of pics. Weird knowing for a fact that every single person photographed is dead.

And some of those Indians make Tan Mom look like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Hosti gezen in dayne lebn? They darker than us! Woof!
 
2012-05-25 03:23:03 PM  
Now we just have guts... beer guts.

And balls enough to get them stuck in wooden chairs.

/Is fat and lazy.
 
kab
2012-05-25 03:23:46 PM  

CitizenTed: I've been all over this country, from the Delaware Water Gap to the Florida swamps to the humid lakes of Arkansas to the majestic spires of the west to the mega-flora of the Sequoia and Redwood forests.


And how many McDonalds did you pass by in your travels?
 
2012-05-25 03:24:11 PM  

cig-mkr: Beautiful, and we managed to screw it up in less then 200 years.


Yep. It's all gone. Completely ruined. Don't bother leaving your filthy, urine-crusted city to come looking for it. The methed up rednecks will rape you and kill you.
 
2012-05-25 03:25:00 PM  
I'm sorry, but there's something missing here.

GNW hipsters.

They were here before everybody. Even the Asians from the land bridge.
 
2012-05-25 03:25:12 PM  
I've been watching Deadwood on the HBO on-demand for the last few weeks. At least one episode per night. So all I can say now is

Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
and
farking Cocksucker.
 
2012-05-25 03:27:03 PM  
Am I being an asshat if I point out these pics are not "never seen?" They were seen by quite a few, especially government officials. The author assumes the reader has never seen them. That is far from never seen by anyone. Sorry subby, I have stupidly high standards. I am often disappointed.
 
2012-05-25 03:27:44 PM  
I'm sorry, subby, but spirit, guts, and balls have been legislated away.
 
2012-05-25 03:28:06 PM  
Back then America was a full blown socialist nation. Using the military to remove the natives from the land then sell it cheap to settlers. Huge farm subsidies and tariffs. Using the military to protect the settlers. It doesn't get much more government protectionist than that.
 
2012-05-25 03:30:18 PM  
Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment. Good thing we came along to show them how sophisticated folk live.
 
2012-05-25 03:30:32 PM  

KiplingKat872: I also wanted to see were comparison shots of these places today...just to depress the hell out of myself.


Some of them are national parks. Shoshone falls and Canyon de Shelly are protected.
 
2012-05-25 03:31:35 PM  
Yep, those Native Americans were loaded with spirit, guts and balls. Too bad we almost wiped them out.
 
2012-05-25 03:31:35 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x440]

Welcome whiteys to the Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center. Conveniently located on the Santa Fe Trail (Exit 126), Chief Running Luck invites all to his house of chance.

Some lucky pilgrim can win Chief Running Luck's Mountain of Gold on the Progressive slots. Whitey with the deep pockets can try his luck at one of our many table games including Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and Texas Hold 'em. Need Supplies? Honest One Eyed Eagle's RV Camping and Quick Shop has what you need. But why hurry west? Stay in out luxury suites and dine in one of three different restaurants from the Road Kill Cafe to the Pullman Delight. We offer dining for the whole family.

Chief Running Luck also offers casino credit on wagons, guns, whiskey and supplies.

Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center is located on exit 126 of the Santa Fe Trail. Located between Repo Running Bear's Wagon Emporium and Brave Double Markup's Gun, Liquor and Camping Supplies. Open every day including Christmas.


...aaand you are now on my favorites list.
 
2012-05-25 03:32:05 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: I've been watching Deadwood on the HBO on-demand for the last few weeks. At least one episode per night. So all I can say now is

Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
and
farking Cocksucker.


upload.wikimedia.org

COCKSUCKAAA!!!
 
2012-05-25 03:32:43 PM  
Was it wrong of me to see the Twin Buttes and think "Potter Twins"?

\if it was wrong, I don't wanna be right.
 
2012-05-25 03:33:51 PM  
Would have been cooler if they're in plain color.

/Damn instagram sepia-toned shiat
 
2012-05-25 03:34:06 PM  

Lucky LaRue: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x409]

Are these the balls you were talking about, subby?


As someone who lives in Green River, I'm really getting a kick out of these comments.
We used to go up to that formation and get stoned. Called them "high hills"
 
2012-05-25 03:38:20 PM  
OK, what sort of paper is the Daily Mail now? Isn't it still based the U.K.? I know Fark is a subsidiary but geez...

/really cool pics though. Guts and balls were great, but they died with you at age 45
 
2012-05-25 03:38:54 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

"Odd. This says my name is 'Grumpy' now."
 
2012-05-25 03:38:58 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Wife: Why are you driving on the grass? The road's over there!
Man: The dealer said I should drive these wheels through grass every once in a while! It realigns them!
Wife: But you're leaving the trail! We're gonna get lost!
Man: The trail's right there. How am I gonna get lost?
Wife: You said we were in Arkansas but we were in Oklahoma. Those indians were very angry.
Man: How was I to know? They didn't have any signs. How hard would it be to put up a sign that said "You are leaving Arkansas - Now your in Indian Country?" That's what I pay taxes for.
Wife: You're gonna make the horse stop and eat. We'll never get to California in time for my sister's wedding. You're doing this on purpose.
Man: Ah! Your sister isn't getting married for two more years. We'll be there in less than 18 months. Unless the guy gets smart and lights out for Alaska.
Wife: I heard that. She's a fine lady. He's lucky to get her.
Man: He'll be luckier in Alaska.
Wife: Why do you hate my sister?
Man: I don't hate your sister. you know why? Cause at least your sister can take it up the a$$ and like it.

The rest of the journey was made without a comment from either. When they got to California, she went to live with her sister, he wandered in to the gold fields. She met a nice rail road worker who went to church and didn't believe in that pagan stuff. He mined a fortune in gold and went to Nevada where his fortune went in to the emerging brothel industry. He died poor but happy.

/use the voices of Frank and Estelle Costanza
 
2012-05-25 03:41:26 PM  
If you want to read a cool account of what the west was really like I would recommend this. Great read.
 
2012-05-25 03:41:37 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x443]

In the 1880's American migration west was blocked by the Shemp Howard Tribe. Settlers that encountered this tribe received a pie in the puss or two fingers in the eye without warning. Their war cry of "E-bee-bee-bee-rough! rough!" was feared by whites.

The tribe merged with Chief Omay of the Ixnay Tribe and moved on to a federal reservation where they cranked out shorts for the settlers.


i3.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-25 03:41:42 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x440]

Welcome whiteys to the Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center. Conveniently located on the Santa Fe Trail (Exit 126), Chief Running Luck invites all to his house of chance.

Some lucky pilgrim can win Chief Running Luck's Mountain of Gold on the Progressive slots. Whitey with the deep pockets can try his luck at one of our many table games including Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and Texas Hold 'em. Need Supplies? Honest One Eyed Eagle's RV Camping and Quick Shop has what you need. But why hurry west? Stay in out luxury suites and dine in one of three different restaurants from the Road Kill Cafe to the Pullman Delight. We offer dining for the whole family.

Chief Running Luck also offers casino credit on wagons, guns, whiskey and supplies.

Chief Running Luck Casino, Hotel and Convention Center is located on exit 126 of the Santa Fe Trail. Located between Repo Running Bear's Wagon Emporium and Brave Double Markup's Gun, Liquor and Camping Supplies. Open every day including Christmas.


You forgot 'We speakum Uggg'

If there were ever tribes located in worse areas outside of the Dakotas to bring in regular gambling, let alone tourists, this is one. I moved from Palm Springs, California to New Mexico and one of the most shocking things to me was how incredibly financially blessed the tribes back in So Cal were compared to the New Mexican tribes. It's staggering.
 
2012-05-25 03:42:09 PM  
Granted these are not color photographs, but I'm really struck by some of the pictures of the Native Americans who seem to have a skin color that simply doesn't exist anymore:
i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

Did we simply crossbreed that complexion completely out of existance?
 
2012-05-25 03:42:46 PM  
Those photos make the land look so beautiful and QUIET.
 
2012-05-25 03:44:06 PM  

MayoSlather: Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment. Good thing we came along to show them how sophisticated folk live.


Oh, yeah. They lived in harmony with their environment, all right. And if any other people, red faced or white, came along and killed the same thing they killed, for food or clothing, they lived the hell out of them. Harmoniously, even.

Saints in moccasins.

Killing was totally invented when white people arrived. They got the idea right then. Out of the magic sky.
 
2012-05-25 03:44:24 PM  
My wife use to get caught up in those Indian Romance novels years ago. There would always be a big muscular image of one on the cover and I would always tell her that the Native Americans of that time period were skinny, usually smelled bad and had bad teeth. Then I showed her the pictures of the ones I spent the summer with up at God's Lake Manitoba back in the early 70s. She soon stopped reading the novels.

I'll have to show her these images.
 
2012-05-25 03:47:12 PM  
Is this one in there?

img.izismile.com
 
2012-05-25 03:47:17 PM  

Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.


Hey now, Obama is doing his best.
 
2012-05-25 03:48:59 PM  

Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.


You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.
 
2012-05-25 03:50:25 PM  
Absolutely spectacular. I can't imagine the wonder that those explorers from back east felt when they saw this stuff. I love the feeling of these old prints, but I would love to see an updated, color version of some of them from the exact same vantage point.

I know, some are probably "ruined" by modern society in some way or another, but I'll bet many are close to the way they are depicted here.
 
2012-05-25 03:50:40 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Is this one in there?

[img.izismile.com image 440x715]


I would progress the living hell out of her. For the sacrifice of saving humanity, you see. Huma... humina... huminahuminahuminahuminahuminahumina
 
2012-05-25 03:51:03 PM  

2wolves: Mr. Coffee Nerves: You keep your romantic visions of the wild, wild west. I'll stick to my pussified present where the dentist has a cornucopia of painkillers to use on me rather than giving me a shot of rotgut whiskey and a distracting kick to the balls from a syphilitic prostitute who hasn't bathed since Custer was a private.

Custer was never a private.


That's OK. The hooker never really bathed either.
 
2012-05-25 03:51:23 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x393]

Wife: Why are you driving on the grass? The road's over there!
Man: The dealer said I should drive these wheels through grass every once in a while! It realigns them!
Wife: But you're leaving the trail! We're gonna get lost!
Man: The trail's right there. How am I gonna get lost?
Wife: You said we were in Arkansas but we were in Oklahoma. Those indians were very angry.
Man: How was I to know? They didn't have any signs. How hard would it be to put up a sign that said "You are leaving Arkansas - Now your in Indian Country?" That's what I pay taxes for.
Wife: You're gonna make the horse stop and eat. We'll never get to California in time for my sister's wedding. You're doing this on purpose.
Man: Ah! Your sister isn't getting married for two more years. We'll be there in less than 18 months. Unless the guy gets smart and lights out for Alaska.
Wife: I heard that. She's a fine lady. He's lucky to get her.
Man: He'll be luckier in Alaska.
Wife: Why do you hate my sister?
Man: I don't hate your sister. you know why? Cause at least your sister can take it up the a$$ and like it.

The rest of the journey was made without a comment from either. When they got to California, she went to live with her sister, he wandered in to the gold fields. She met a nice rail road worker who went to church and didn't believe in that pagan stuff. He mined a fortune in gold and went to Nevada where his fortune went in to the emerging brothel industry. He died poor but happy.

/use the voices of Frank and Estelle Costanza


THIS is yet another reason I have had you Favorited for a LONG time.

i427.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-25 03:52:51 PM  

Magorn: Granted these are not color photographs, but I'm really struck by some of the pictures of the Native Americans who seem to have a skin color that simply doesn't exist anymore. Did we simply crossbreed that complexion completely out of existance?


I think it more has to do with being out in the sun all day every day. That and the lack of soap
 
2012-05-25 03:53:24 PM  

cgraves67: Yep. It's all gone. Completely ruined. Don't bother leaving your filthy, urine-crusted city to come looking for it. The methed up rednecks will rape you and kill you.


Nice :-)
 
2012-05-25 03:53:37 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x393]

Wife: Why are you driving on the grass? The road's over there!
Man: The dealer said I should drive these wheels through grass every once in a while! It realigns them!
Wife: But you're leaving the trail! We're gonna get lost!
Man: The trail's right there. How am I gonna get lost?
Wife: You said we were in Arkansas but we were in Oklahoma. Those indians were very angry.
Man: How was I to know? They didn't have any signs. How hard would it be to put up a sign that said "You are leaving Arkansas - Now your in Indian Country?" That's what I pay taxes for.
Wife: You're gonna make the horse stop and eat. We'll never get to California in time for my sister's wedding. You're doing this on purpose.
Man: Ah! Your sister isn't getting married for two more years. We'll be there in less than 18 months. Unless the guy gets smart and lights out for Alaska.
Wife: I heard that. She's a fine lady. He's lucky to get her.
Man: He'll be luckier in Alaska.
Wife: Why do you hate my sister?
Man: I don't hate your sister. you know why? Cause at least your sister can take it up the a$$ and like it.

The rest of the journey was made without a comment from either. When they got to California, she went to live with her sister, he wandered in to the gold fields. She met a nice rail road worker who went to church and didn't believe in that pagan stuff. He mined a fortune in gold and went to Nevada where his fortune went in to the emerging brothel industry. He died poor but happy.

/use the voices of Frank and Estelle Costanza


Win.
 
2012-05-25 03:53:44 PM  

TXEric: Absolutely spectacular. I can't imagine the wonder that those explorers from back east felt when they saw this stuff. I love the feeling of these old prints, but I would love to see an updated, color version of some of them from the exact same vantage point.

I know, some are probably "ruined" by modern society in some way or another, but I'll bet many are close to the way they are depicted here.


Check back here later tonight or tomorrow, I can get one of the twin buttes in Green River

/you're welcome
 
2012-05-25 03:54:22 PM  

MayoSlather: Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment. Good thing we came along to show them how sophisticated folk live.


You never leave your house, do you? Nobody lives "in harmony with their environment". Nature is a mean, mean biatch.
 
2012-05-25 03:55:11 PM  

McManus_brothers: AngryJailhouseFistfark: I've been watching Deadwood on the HBO on-demand for the last few weeks. At least one episode per night. So all I can say now is

Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
and
farking Cocksucker.

upload.wikimedia.org

COCKSUCKAAA!!!



I'm so glad I taught you that word
 
2012-05-25 03:55:27 PM  
Godscrack:
Those were the days.

When men were men, and women were men the sheep were nervous.


fixed
 
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