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  1. #711
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    Some artist's concept of the conquistadors in Alabama.
    ....Horrible destruction began

    De Soto should have retired and left these natives of the soil in possession of their strong walled town, but such was not the custom of Spanish adventurers in American wilds, and his baggage and camp equipment were within, so more blood flowed and more carnage followed. Uniting all his force, forming his best armed footmen into four divisions for storming the walls, and armed with bucklers for defense and battle-axes for assault, a charge was made. The gates were at length forced open and the mortar broken from the walls.
    Those ponderous battle-axes had before this day made impressions upon well defended European castles, and it could not be expected that Indian woodwork or masonry would withstand the assault of desperate and infuriated trained knights and warriors.
    De Soto’s soldiers rushed into the enclosed square and horrible destruction was again resumed. The horsemen remained without to cut off all retreat, and the merciless Spaniards commenced the work of extermination. Often, it is said, the brave Maubilians drove the Spaniards outside the walls, but as often they returned with renewed impetuosity.
    Conflict lasted nine hours

    ..... rest of the story at: http://www.alabamapioneers.com/peopl...-exterminated/
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    That's great Bubba!
    Barnetmill: at 125# he isn't really muscular, he's lanky, definitely big. His dad was an awesome brute, mom was lanky, probably leaner than usual when we saw her, having not yet recovered from delivering her last litter. Really didn't have enough time to spend with him as a pup, not enough running and exercise.

    Shadow, our rescue weighed in at 103#'s. I don't think he's pure bred but very stout.
    I always have my primary weapon; it's right between my ears.

  3. #713
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    In Arizona
    Here's Mick at the end of a particularly tough rabbit hunt
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  4. #714
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    Found online as damaged photo.
    - (cleaned up in photo editor.)
    “Great Expectations”
    Date, aprox. 1910 (+/-)

    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  5. #715
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    Legend says:
    Rudolph Valentino. Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895-August 23, 1926) was an American actor of Italian origin. His sudden death at the height of his career created an unprecedented hysteria among the groupies. Close-up people called the actor "Rudy Val" in the photo of Valentino Valentino and Cane Corso 1924
    I wonder if those are really cane corsos, but I am not knowledgeable enough to say.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  6. #716
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    Truly hounds of war
    1864 American Civil War. It's an etching from Harper's Weekly. No other info.
    Last edited by barnetmill; 10-08-2017 at 07:35 AM. Reason: add info
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    This dog is not a pitbull, but that is only a minor point.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

  9. #719
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    Jack, a bulldog which was the mascot of a fire department in Pennsylvania prior to the civil war, went to war with his owners, along with many other dogs of that day.
    It's interesting, He was thought so highly of by the Northern soldiers that once when captured by the south they exchanged a confederate soldier POW for him.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

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