Sunday, June 18, 2023

Jesse James In A Box of Staggering Contradictions

 June 18, 2023

   I absolutely love finding old photographs, especially if they show unique clothing styles, random, dangling weapons and bizarre hat choices. Here is a good example.

A Rare Quantrill's Raiders Photo

Bill Bassham on right, unidentified on left. from the Wilbur Zink collection

How Do We Make History More Popular?

   Spoke to members of my tribe last night, at a gathering of the Prescott Western History Foundation crew. Gave my talk in the Sam Hill Warehouse, about the epidemic failure of history appreciation and how to overcome it. Cliff Notes version: Tell better stories!

Preaching to The Choir

This is not to say, the telling of true history is easy.

Down The Rat Hole of History

   In virtually all history, there are so many contradictions, so many opposing views, so many interpretations of all of the above, that it's hard to get at even small, tiny truths, much less THE truth. A case in point.

Daily Whip Out:

"Jesse James In A Box, Within A Box, of
Staggering Contradictions"

   Here's a sad truth about the search for facts and the truth. I could have sworn the quote, below, is from Richard Avedon, but when I Googled it, the only two references that confirm it, are from my blog. Ha!

"There is no history. There is no truth. There is only the way the story is told."

—Richard Avedon

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