Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Those Bad Boy Duncans

March 29, 2016
   Here's a great photo of the legendary Mohave County cowman Tap Duncan and his cow crew at the Hackberry railhead in the early 1920s. Tap is sitting on the fence, third from right, in the big brim and glasses. Check out the tapaderos on the saddle horse, at center. 

Photo courtesy of Jerry Marshall and his grandmother Myrtle Stowe Duncan.

   The Duncans are my outlaw kin, or, as my good friend Mark Boardman put it: "Ol' Tap. Friend of Butch Cassidy and Elzy Lay. And an alias used by Kid Curry. Boze has got some real outlaw in his genes."

"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."
—Pema Chodron

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