Saturday, March 23, 2024

Loco Ojos (Crazy Eyes) Rides On And Strange Sights On Buck And Doe Road

 March 23, 2024

   When we repainted the studio last month I found a whole bunch of semi-discarded Daily Whip Outs that I thought might be saved. Like this one:

Daily Whip Out: "Thunderbird In The Sky"

   The Havasupais I grew up with always claimed they could spot them. Can you?

    Meanwhile, the only known photo of John Henry Holliday in Prescott is a bit fuzzy and some of my friends believe he is wearing spectacles, like this.

Daily Whip Out: "Doc In Glasses?"

Well, is he?

   Was there really a border character called "Crazy Eyes"? Hard to say. Hard to see.

Daily Whip Out: "Loco Ojos Rides On"

Strange Sights On Buck And Doe Road
   In 1956 a group of deer hunters on the Hualapai Indian Reservation claimed they saw a rather bizarre, swirling dust devil in the distance that was steadily coming towards them. As it got closer they realized it was an Indian in a war bonnet on an Indian motorcycle. All the eye-witnesses claimed the rider was grinning demonically. 

The Actual Buck and Doe Road sign
west of Peach Springs, Arizona
on old Route 66

   These same deer hunters realized too late what was happening as the motorcycle came right through their camp scattering everything to the wind, which was blowing hard because, well, this was Mohave County, for cryin' out loud. Historians now believe the deer hunters were drunk and exaggerating the incident, but ever since, in 1967 and again in 2002, several more deer hunters on Buck And Doe Road have reported seeing the same In-din on an Indian.

Daily Whip Out:
"An In-din On An Indian In In-din Country"

“A lot of you white people probably thought Indians never had a sense of humor. We never thought you were too funny either.”

—Charlie Hill

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:50 AM

    No, upon major magnification, I don’t see any glasses on Dic. I love it AND love the IN-DIN on an Indian! Nice work!


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