Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sugarloaf Central And The Last Zapatista!

March 30, 2019
   Samuel Kilborn (real name Samuel K. Dolan) has been researching a book on El Paso and he's been posting some very cool photos he has been finding, including this gem:

Burt Mossman?

   This looks early. Burt was later the head of the Arizona Rangers in the 1900s.

   Here's another little sugarloaf nugget from across the border.

Sugarloaf Central

   Of course, the mighty sugarloaf gave rise to the bigger cowboy hats of the classic era,  at least to my eye:

Apache Sugarloaf!

      And last, but not least, there are guys in Mexico still rockin' the look:

The Last Zapatista

   This photo is billed as the last Zapatista revolutionary still alive. I assume the guy holding him up, at right, is a relative. If the gentleman at left actually fought in the Mexican Revolution, which lasted from 1910 to well into the twenties (some believe it wasn't until 1942 that the country settled into any form of stability) he is probably well over 100 years old. (he likely was in his teens when he fought and even if he fought in the late twenties, well, he's up there!) I also love the little kid running into the scene at right. If you've ever spent time in Mexico you can just hear the noise in that room.

   But here's the most important take away: he's over a hundred years old and he's still got the right hat on!

"Lo que paso, volo!"
—Old Vaquero Saying (That which has passed has flown)

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