Sunday, September 27, 2009


"Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience."
"Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property."

"Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. -- - -when we replace home education by social."

"there is too much civilization, too much means of substance, too much industry, too much commerce.'
"No boundaries between countries."

Karl Marx

Friday, September 25, 2009

Shoes on a cow

I had a professer who used to say 'I didn't know that man from Adam's Off Ox." Ole Adam lived long ago of course and maybe he had a yoke of oxen. When walking with a pair of oxen, the one nearest you is naturally called the Near Ox and the one on the other side is called the Off Ox. I doubt if anyone could tell you that steer's name.
But if you need to have your oxen shod here is the place, down town Virginia City Montana.
This fellow appears to be a blacksmith, wainwright (wagon maker), wheelwright and farrier.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Varina Montana

Virginia City was a boom town without any law. A Vigilance Committee was established to control claim jumpers, robber, thieves, killers and the like. They came up with a Motto.
It was 3-7-77. We don't know what it means. Some think it means the depth of a grave and the measurements of a coffin. If you look closely at the insignia on a highway patrol car in Montana or the patch on the patrolman's shirt you will see 3-7-77.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Virginia City Montana

Some good ole boys from the South, sank a pick in Alder Creek near Bannock in the Idaho/Montana Territory striking gold. They went to Bannock to gather more supplies to return. It's difficult to keep such a big secret. Many people followed them to the area. The boys established a town one mile from the gold fields and decided to call it "Varina" for the First Lady of the Confederacy, Varina Howell-Davis, wife of Jeff Davis. When they went to register the town a Connecticut Yankee Judge wouldn't have it. He changed the name to Virginia City.
My guess is this Judge would have been for Govt. health care and Govt. wagon companies.