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Old 08-11-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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Wow this thread has taken off since I was last on, I opted for e-mail notification of a response but it didn't go through.

Well, since I correctly answered a question and there isn't a current one, I guess it's my turn.

What was the town of Dubois original name and why was it changed?
The original name of Dubois was Never Sweat, but the postal service thought the name to be unacceptable so it was changed to Dubois after a Senator of Idaho. However the town name is not pronounced the same way as the senator's name was pronounced.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Cheyenne, WY
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The original name of Dubois was Never Sweat, but the postal service thought the name to be unacceptable so it was changed to Dubois after a Senator of Idaho. However the town name is not pronounced the same way as the senator's name was pronounced.
Yup, not sure I'd want to live in a town named Never Sweat. Your turn.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Yup, not sure I'd want to live in a town named Never Sweat. Your turn.
hey sorry folks but i earned a turn no jumping my claim
? coming
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Yeah, we kinda got outta sink here. Don't want to step on toes. Claim Jumper, you earned one, grab it quick. We can field a couple at a time, so quilter, jump in with yours too. Might get confusing, but if we reference the question, we should be alright.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Default CATTLE DRIVES will be my question next post

My step grandfather, Earl Dunham out of Douglas WY. was a real cowboy and rode several cattle drives and had a small 2560 acre ranch but was good ground and had water. He rode rough string horses on cattle drives and broke horses also for extra money.

One day out here in California two senior ladies were driving a 2 county plate. I was with a friend and told him the car they were in was from Cheyenne. I also mentioned that Casper had 1 and Cheyenne did not like that since they are the Capitol of WY.

My friend hollers at them, hey Cheyenne--they looked over and he said--points at me-- he is from Wyoming. I said yes and I have relatives through out the state.
Said my grandparents have a ranch in Douglas---they asked who? I said Dunham---and they answered back, Earl? small world

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Default cattle drives

should not be hard
what was the name of the most famous cattle drive TRAIL NAME that went into Wyoming and what town? once again 2 part ??
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Man, I'm going to stick my foot in my mouth. Won't be the first time.

Nelson Story took a herd of 600 longhorns out of Texas back in 1866. Used the Bozeman trail and was headed for the Yellowstone River in Montana. He experienced a minor setback when the Indians got about half of his herd at Fort Phil Kearney.

There was a movie produced on his behalf called, Lonesom Dove.

Was that close? I know that Kendrick brought up a herd out of Texas too. Not sure of the date.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Default a clue

Nope I like that movie lonesome dove-.
Sorry--this drive orginated out of San Antonio,Texas and generaly followed 4 major routes to cities that had railroad terminals and stockyards large enough to accomodate the herds
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Lightbulb ? and answers

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This is a pretty fun thread and I am gaining some knowledge too!

Ive been finding some of the answers on the net, but not posting cause I fell like its cheating some, so I'd like to know if you guys are asking and answering from what you know, or if you too are searching for good questions and answers.

If the help of research is approved, I'd jump in here and there... but I have no problem if you'd like to keep it within old fashioned trivia too. So whats the general thought?
Both of my questions I got out of a book I purchased from the 99 cent store. Into the West-and is a awesome book.

As far as the answers go I google
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Originally Posted by dthoffsett View Post
Wow this thread has taken off since I was last on, I opted for e-mail notification of a response but it didn't go through.

Well, since I correctly answered a question and there isn't a current one, I guess it's my turn.

What was the town of Dubois original name and why was it changed?
Sorry dthoffsett, I thought you just jumped in-did not realize you had answered a question. If you do and your sure you should come back later that day and see.
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