Spurs and the Great West

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Great western character actors:
Big, burly character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies. New York-born Leo Gordon's combination of a powerful physique, deep, menacing voice and icy, withering glare was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his prison film Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), once said that "Leo Gordon was the scariest man I have ever met"--this coming from a man who had directed John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Bette Midler! Siegel wasn't talking about just Gordon's screen presence. As a "heavy", Gordon was the real deal--before becoming an actor (he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Gordon served five years in San Quentin State Prison for armed robbery (during which he was shot several times point-blank by police--and survived). "Riot in Cell Block 11" was filmed at Folsom State Prison--where Gordon also served time--and the Folsom warden remembered him as a troublemaker.At first he refused to allow the film to be shot there if Gordon was to be in it, but Siegel was able to convince him that Gordon was no threat to the prison.

Contrary to his image, though, Gordon was not just a one-note villain. He did play sympathetic parts on occasion, notably in the western Black Patch (1957)--which he also wrote--and in Roger Corman's civil rights drama The Intruder (1962), and turned in first-rate performances, especially in the latter film. Gordon was also a screenwriter, turning out several screenplays for Corman. He wasn't just limited to writing low-budget sci-fi films, either; he penned the screenplay for the WWII epic Tobruk (1967), writing in a meaty part for himself as Kruger, a tough sergeant in a platoon of German Jews masquerading as Nazi soldiers to help blow up a German oil storage facility.
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Forgotten western movies: Black Patch (1957)

In a New Mexico town, two former pals from the Civil War meet again but one is the town marshal and the other is a wanted bank robber.

cast:
George Montgomery ... Marshal Clay Morgan
Diane Brewster ... Helen Danner
Tom Pittman ... Flytrap (Carl)
Leo Gordon ... Hank Danner
House Peters Jr. ... Holman
Jorge Treviño ... Pedoline (as George Trevino)
Lynn Cartwright ... Kitty
Peter Brocco ... Harper
Ted Jacques ... Sheriff Ben Maxton
Strother Martin ... Deputy Petey Walker
Gilman Rankin ... Judge Parnell
Ned Glass ... Luke the Bar-Keep
John O'Malley ... Colonel Applewait
Stanley Adams ... Professor Dudley - Drummer
Sebastian Cabot ... Frenchy De'vere
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Here's something a bit different... a knife made from a horseshoe. (I guess they ran out of railroad spikes.)
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Diablo Manufacturing
Born:1945
Died:
Maker's Mark: "DIABLO" with or without three-tined pitchfork logo
The company was founded in Oakland, CA and was co-founded by Clinton DeWitt and Bill Magers. In 1963 Diablo bought out the Visalia Stock and Saddlery company as well as patent rights to the Visalia Humane Bit. Diablo Marks prior to 1950 do not have the trident, that trademark was added after 1950.
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Cibecue Falls via Cibecue Creek Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cibecue, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Picture Rock Pass, elevation 4,830 feet, is a mountain pass in Oregon traversed by Oregon Route 31. It is located between the communities of Silver Lake and Paisley in Lake County. Geographically, it separates Silver Lake and Summer Lake] These two lakes with their related drainage basins are the most northwesterly part of the Great Basin.

The name of the pass comes from petroglyphs on rocks south of the highway at the Picture Rock Pass Petroglyphs Site.
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The Salt River) is in Gila and Maricopa counties in Arizona, the largest tributary of the Gila River. The river is about 200 miles long. Its drainage basin is about 13,700 square miles large. The longest of the Salt River's many tributaries is the 195-mile Verde River.

The Salt's headwaters tributaries, the Black River and East Fork, increase the river's total length to about 300 miles. The name Salt River comes from the fact that the river flows over large salt deposits shortly after the merging of the White and Black Rivers.
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