chai2
 
Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 05:13 pm
Soooo beautiful.

Had 7 fast moving buffalo appear out of nowhere, and if we hadn't braked, they would have gladly pushed us off the road. They trotted within a couple feet of the vehicle, with barely a glance at us.

Why?

To get to the other side of course.
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 05:25 pm
@chai2,
Isn't that where Deadwood was set? That was a good show.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 05:31 pm
@chai2,
I think Charlie's Angels' Cheryl Ladd's from South Dakota.
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 05:32 pm
@chai2,
You're freakin' kidding/killing me. I'm still in IL.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 06:29 pm
@chai2,
WHERE were thay going, in such a hurry ?
dyslexia
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 06:31 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
they're riding the storm out.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 06:33 pm
I have a buddy from my Navy days living there. I forgot the name of his town. He is a dentist.
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raprap
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 07:00 pm
@chai2,
Sturgis is crowded in August.

Rap
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2011 07:02 pm
thats chai..
going to the middle of no where for fun
Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 12:41 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
Soooo beautiful.

Had 7 fast moving buffalo appear out of nowhere, and if we hadn't braked,
they would have gladly pushed us off the road. They trotted within a couple feet of the vehicle, with barely a glance at us.

Why?

To get to the other side of course.
A few years ago,
we were going out on the Arizona desert at dawn,
to go up in a hot air balloon, and saw 3 hairy wild pigs
running in column formation
(but we did not take them up in the balloons with us).

The pilot was skimming the desert floor,
about 6 inches up, but we did not run over the pigs.

There r a lot of holes, animal abodes, in the desert floor.





David
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 04:05 am
@chai2,
So tell us more about South Dakota, chai.

Some of us have never been anywhere near the place & are all ears ..... Smile

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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 04:26 am
@chai2,
When Teddy Roosevelt was a rancher in the Dakota, Territory (his ranch was in what is now North Dakota), he hunted down some saddle tramps who has stolen his river boat (he used it on the Little Missouri). He hunted them into what is now South Dakota, and escorted them to Dickinson, Dakota Territory (southwestern North Dakota). With his reputation as a "tough hombre" increasing, he joined forces with Seth Bullock of Deadwood (now South Dakota) to hunt down horse theives. He and Bullock remained friends for life.

You are in the company of giants, which is where you belong.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 04:39 am
I guess i didn't mention that Bullock was the Sheriff of Deadwood. The day after he arrived in Deadwood, "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot dead. Bullock had been a sheriff in Montana, where he famously held off a lynch mob with a shotgun, so that the condemned could be properly hanged with all the forms of the law. The man hired as executioner ran off, so Bullock sent Watson (the condemned) to eternity himself. He had no objection to the son-of-a-bitch being hung, he just wanted it done according to law.

Based on his reputation, after Hickok was shot, the townspeople of Deadwood asked him to be their sheriff.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 06:57 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
I guess i didn't mention that Bullock was the Sheriff of Deadwood.
The day after he arrived in Deadwood, "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot dead.
He was shot because his friends were kidding around.





David
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Old Goat
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 07:10 am
Chai, sometime ago I read a really good book about the Lakota (Dull knifes of Pine Ridge) which, I think, is all about what is now South Dakota, and recounts the history of that tribe over many generations.
If you see it in a bookshop there, it'll make a great holiday read.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 07:23 am
Still waiting for chai to return & tell us more ...

This thread title reminded me of this music from Calamity Jane, watched on B&W TV when I was a little kid.

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OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 07:48 am
@Old Goat,
Old Goat wrote:
Chai, sometime ago I read a really good book about the Lakota (Dull knifes of Pine Ridge)
which, I think, is all about what is now South Dakota, and recounts the history of that tribe over many generations.
If you see it in a bookshop there, it'll make a great holiday read.
For which holiday ?
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Setanta
 
  2  
Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 08:07 am
I suspect that if Miss Chai is travelling in South Dakota, we won't be hearing from her very often.

***********************************

David, for speakers of this language from other countries, holiday means the same as vacation does to us. OG is saying it would make a good beach book.
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Old Goat
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 08:16 am
Well, prairie book anyway.

I love reading up on the history of a place when I'm actually there.

My best so far was "Malta Convoy" and "The Capillan of Malta" while I was away once. No guesses as to where I went.

Did I read somewhere that they found a good deposit of gold in that area? And that the find was on land designated as Lakota sacred land?

Rings a bell. If so, whatever happened next? Who took the lions share of the windfall, if in fact the mining was allowed to get up and running?
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 08:19 am
I lived in Rapid City, South Dakota for awhile a long, long time ago. There was still lots of condemned properties due to the flood they had. I did go see Mt. Rushmore, which was amazing. I think I lived there maybe three or four months. Seeing buffalo is a pretty common occurrence there if I remember correctly. They are amazing looking animals.
 

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