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Old 09-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #1801
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Cool tag skiff. Been by there but never had time to stop. Safe from me until the weekend.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #1802
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Hiya Pat

Still stuck cyber-tagging from the North Slope

27 deg F @ 1:00PM ADST

winter be a-coming

I'll be back Saturday and actually have a group ride with friends up in West Jefferson the 26th, might run up there if I have time & it's still there

new tire & chain waiting, almost new 'stich ultra-lightweight hanging, I be ready to ride some
Wow. That's so cool! LOL. Actually it sounds COLD. :eek:

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Old 09-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #1803
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I felt like if put it a little further south it would get grabbed faster. I guess we will see!
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #1804
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I felt like if put it a little further south it would get grabbed faster. I guess we will see!
It's on the very short list
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #1805
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Yes,....south. To paraphrase: It puts the (tag) in the (western north carolina) basket.......
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #1806
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Yes,....south. To paraphrase: It puts the (tag) in the (western north carolina) basket.......
Or it gets the hose again?
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #1807
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Maybe the weather is just to nice. I think if we can get back to rain everyday it will get grabbed faster.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #1808
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Just be patient
I'm sitting here at Prudhoe Bay
Watching it snow
Waiting for time to go back to camp to get my stuff and go to the Deadhorse Airport to come my ass home

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #1809
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #1810
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I wondered where you were?
Well not really, I knew you wouldn't let this pass.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #1811
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The Hero of Matawan.. We had his resting place, now we have where he met his demise.
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Sid Hatfield grew up in poverty in Blackberry, Kentucky, one of Jacob and Rebecca Hatfield's 9 surviving (of 12) children. A miner in his teens, he then became a blacksmith. He was nicknamed 'Smilin' Sid' because of his distinctive grin, showing gold-capped teeth. Despite his boyish appearance - he was small and slight, but wiry - he had a tough reputation. However, in 1919, when the mining community of Matewan came under threat from the Baldwin-Felts Agency, the mayor, Cabell Cornelis Testerman, appointed him police chief.
Hatfield was an effective lawman, keeping order in the mining town and standing up to the coal companies and the Baldwin-Felts agents as the miners fought for their right to organise. The Baldwin-Felts Agency offered him substantial bribes if he would permit them to station machine-guns in the town. He refused. On 19 May 1920, he and Testerman resisted the Baldwin-Felts agents' forcible evictions of unionised miners. In the gun battle, known as the battle of Matewan or the Matewan Massacre, 7 of the 13 Baldwin-Felts men were killed, included Albert and Lee Felts, brothers of the agency's head. Two miners were killed, and Mayor Testerman was mortally wounded, apparently by Albert Felts. Several more men, on both sides, were wounded.
Sid Hatfield married Testerman's widow, Jessie, only a couple of weeks after her first husband's death. Tom Felts (and, later, the agency spy Charles Everett Lively) claimed that this proved that he, not Albert Felts, had shot her husband in order to marry her. However, they had been friends for a long time: according to Jessie, the Mayor had asked Sid to look after her and their young son if anything were to befall him, given the dangers they knew they faced. The trial over the Matewan gunfight took place in spring 1921, with the acquittal of Hatfield and the miners.
Hatfield was filmed, playing himself, in 'Smilin' Sid' (1920), a short film re-enactment of the battle made by and for the United Mine Workers of America, and became a local celebrity: the miners' hero. But he knew himself to be a marked man. As the struggle continued, the new local authorities in Matewan were less supportive of the union. Martial law was declared in the summer of 1921. Hatfield lost his post as Chief of Police in Matewan, but was elected Constable for Magnolia District.
He was unarmed and accompanied by Jessie when he arrived in Welch on 1 August 1921 for trial for his alleged involvement in other mining-related disturbances. His friend and deputy Edward Chambers, and his wife, Sallie, were with them, too, as Ed was also charged. As they began to climb the steps to the courthouse, the two young men were gunned down by Baldwin-Felts agents, including Charlie Lively. Sid Hatfield died almost instantly from three or four chest wounds; Lively finished off Chambers with a shot in the head, despite his wife's protestations. Although the killers were charged, none was ever convicted of the murders.

Well worth the ride in every and any direction
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #1812
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Sorry about such a long post/history lesson.
But it doesn't get much more Appalachia then this.
Enjoy
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #1813
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Great Tag spot and info.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #1814
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Awesome tag KJH. Way to go!
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:04 AM   #1815
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Sorry about such a long post/history lesson.
But it doesn't get much more Appalachia then this.
Enjoy
Sweet tag and I loved the history lesson.

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