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The Tailgate / What is this? 9-23
« Last post by remrogers on Today at 06:15:19 PM »
The Tailgate / Today in history 9-23
« Last post by remrogers on Today at 06:09:55 PM »
Billy the Kid arrested for first time

On this day in 1875, Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation as an outlaw and murderer and a rap sheet that allegedly included 21 murders.

The exact details of Billy the Kid’s birth are unknown, other than his name, William Henry McCarty. He was probably born sometime between 1859 and 1861, in Indiana or New York. As a child, he had no relationship with his father and moved around with his family, living in Indiana, Kansas, Colorado and Silver City, New Mexico. His mother died in 1874 and Billy the Kid—who went by a variety of names throughout his life, including Kid Antrim and William Bonney—turned to crime soon afterward.

McCarty did a stint as a horse thief in Arizona before returning to New Mexico, where he hooked up with a gang of gunslingers and cattle rustlers involved in the notorious Lincoln County War between rival rancher and merchant factions in Lincoln County in 1878. Afterward, Billy the Kid, who had a slender build, prominent crooked front teeth and a love of singing, went on the lam and continued his outlaw’s life, stealing cattle and horses, gambling and killing people. His crimes earned him a bounty on his head and he was eventually captured and indicted for killing a sheriff during the Lincoln County War. Billy the Kid was sentenced to hang for his crime; however, a short time later, he managed another jail break, murdering two deputies in the process. Billy the Kid’s freedom was brief, as Sheriff Pat Garrett caught up with the desperado at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on July 14, 1881, and fatally shot him.

Although his life was short, Billy the Kid’s legend grew following his death. Today he is a famous symbol of the Old West, along with such men as Kit Carson, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, and his story has been mythologized and romanticized in numerous films, books, TV shows and songs. Each year, tourists visit the town of Fort Sumner, located about 160 miles southeast of Albuquerque, to see the Billy the Kid Museum and gravesite.
The Tailgate / Re: What is this? 9-19
« Last post by nastygunz on Today at 11:23:33 AM »
 Smart move because I heard the library tactical team only recruit retired Navy Seals!
The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by bambam on Today at 11:17:40 AM »

 Yea , they shall sing the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. Psalm 138:6
The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by pitw on Today at 10:47:14 AM »
If everything seems to be under control, you are just not going fast enough.
The Tailgate / Re: What is this? 9-19
« Last post by Todd Rahm on Yesterday at 09:06:45 PM »
I was just researching my Wiki/Google competition.  I only got " Nasty" typed in and, alarms started going off and the Library Tactical Team (LTT) surrounded me at the computer.   :shrug: :shrug:
The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by bambam on Yesterday at 02:01:28 PM »
 when buying hogs, you can save money if you give the seller a quart of shine well before you begin negotiating.  :yoyo: :innocentwhistle: :eyebrow:
The Tailgate / Re: What is this? 9-19
« Last post by nastygunz on Yesterday at 02:00:03 PM »
The Tailgate / Today in history 9-22
« Last post by remrogers on Yesterday at 09:09:56 AM »
The first “Farm Aid” concert is held in Champaign, Illinois

It started with an offhand remark made by Bob Dylan during his performance at Live Aid, the massive fundraising concert held at Wembley Stadium, London, and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, in the early summer of 1985. As television viewers around the world phoned in donations in support of African famine relief, Dylan said from the stage, “I hope that some of the money…maybe they can just take a little bit of it, maybe…one or two million, maybe…and use it, say, to pay the mortgages on some of the farms and, the farmers here, owe to the banks.” Dylan would come under harsh criticism from Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof for his remarks (“It was a crass, stupid and nationalistic thing to say,” Geldof would later write), but he planted a seed with several fellow musicians who shared his concern over the state of the American family farm. Less than one month later, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp announced plans for “Farm Aid,” a benefit concert for America’s farmers held in Champaign, Illinois, on this day in 1985.

As one might have expected of a concert staged to “raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land,” Farm Aid featured a number of performers from the worlds of country, folk and rootsy rock music. There were the three main organizers and the instigator Bob Dylan, for instance, along with Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Joni Mitchell and Charley Pride. But the first Farm Aid, more than any of the annual Farm Aid concerts since, was a bit of a stylistic free-for-all, featuring artists united only by their interest in supporting a good cause.

“As soon as I read in the paper that there was gonna be such a thing,” Sammy Hagar told MTV’s cameras on the day of the show, “I called my manager and said, ‘I wanna do it.’ And he said, ‘It’s all country.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. It’s America. I wanna do it.’ If there was anything more surprising than hearing Hagar perform his hard-rock anthem “I Can’t Drive 55″ on the same stage that had earlier featured the quiet folk of Arlo Guthrie, it was hearing Lou Reed perform “Walk On The Wild Side” on a stage that had featured John Denver.

Over the years since its first charity concert on this day in 1985, the Farm Aid organization has raised upwards of $33 million to support small farmers, promote sustainable farming practices and encourage consumption of “good food from family farms.”
The Tailgate / Re: What is this? 9-19
« Last post by Todd Rahm on Yesterday at 02:11:37 AM »
Sorry, I'll have to pass Gunz. They pulled my library card for inappropriate google searches on the library puters.  :readthis:
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