If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
Paul Hutton sent me an eBay listing for an old photograph that says "Arizona Camp." Sometimes old photos can be so exasperating. You see them, they scream out for clarification but all the photo says is Arizona Camp. No date, no context, no ID.
It looks like it's 1870s by the clothes, perhaps in the Sonoita area (trees and grass in background). For grins I sent this to photo expert Jeremy Rowe and got back this reply immediately:
"It is a view of either the Aztec or adjacent Tyndal mining works in the Santa Rita Mountains, likely taken by Enoch Conklin or a companion photographer for the Continent Stereoscopic Company. It was probably taken in December 1877 and likely shows several members of the excursion party that traveled from Yuma, in addition to the locals. It was heavily copied and pirated during that era and appears on a number of different mounts, including the original Continent imprint."
"It's not who you know it's who you know to go to."
Bob Boze 7:25 PM