July 26, 2007
My request for a three-seat stagecoach paid off immediately (note to self: keep writing blog!):
"You will find what you are looking for in the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tucson. I believe they called the gallery the transportation section. There is an Abbot Downing stagecoach on display and it even has a couple of old trunks on the roof. You get a good look at the interior by climbing up a staircase and standing on a platform to look in the windows.
"I have a photo in front of me that clearly shows the bench in the middle of the stage between the side doors. The bench is padded but has no back so a passenger could face either way, depending where the pretty ladies were! It looks like the bench is hinged so that the two outer sections can be folded into the center if not needed.
"Probably could carry nine people inside on the three benches, that is as long as they weren't three Frederick Remingtons!!
"I saw the coach when we were in Tucson this past March."
"The Wells Fargo Museum in downtown Phoenix has a Concord Stagecoach on display:
"The museum is open 9-5 Monday through Friday. The guy I spoke to says the coach is a three-seater.”
The Mickey Free Postcard Deluge
Lots of orders for the free Mickey Free postcard. Some were quite entertaining, like this one:
“I'm the one with the house for sale in the dip at the first wash you come to from Spur Cross Road, on the right. Now I'm living here somewhere in the neighborhood of Johnny D. Boggs. So I hear. Send me the Mickey Free postcard and sign it however you want. I am a huge fan, read your blog everyday and appreciate the rain picture of Cave Creek.
News From The Front Lines
"Lloyd Lang from Stockton, CA ordered Classic Gunfights, Volume III, (hardbound) today. He has 1 & 2 and really loves them. He has read True West magazine since 1953. Very nice man.
—Carole Compton Glenn
“Friendship isn't a big thing; it's a million little things.”
—Old Vaquero Saying
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