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#5988892 - 10/22/15 10:38 AM Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine...
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Hello everyone - as you may recall, I posted pics of this vehicle below and some close ups of the rifle, to identify them properly a couple months back. I appreciated everyone's help and suggestions.

This is an article about my great grandfather, Erskine Rhodes, who helped settle (and ranch in) Carrizo Springs, TX. It appears in the latest "Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters" magazine, in the Blast From the Past section, pg. 199. Here's the article:



The ranch holds some very interesting history. In the article, I mention a gentleman named Bob Lemmons. Here's a pic of him from the Library of Congress files:



Bob was a former slave that was freed when he was a child of around 7 years old. He developed an interest in horses and he was taken under the wing of a local land owner/rancher at the time, who taught him how to ride and eventually to become one of the best Mustangers in Texas. Bob has been written about in many books, most famously J. Frank Dobie's "The Mustangs". Many people also believe that the black cowboy character in Lonesome Dove that leads the horses (and never stays with the men, to not get any human scent on him), is a representation of Bob Lemmons, himself. My great grandfather ranched with Lemmons after the barbed wires started to divide the Texas pastures, thus ending the wild Mustangers' way of life. In his final years, Lemmons lost his eyesight and needed greater assistance. Our family constructed a one room cabin for Bob and he lived there until he passed away one day shy of his 100th birthday. The chimney still stands where the cabin was, and is a frequent home to some really cool owls. I'll see if I can locate a picture of the chimney. Eventually, I hope to reconstruct a cabin in the same place, and utilize the chimney once again, to preserve that history inside new walls. I plan on writing a bit more about Bob Lemmons soon. I'll post more when I do.

Thanks for checking this out!
~George Blitch
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#5988894 - 10/22/15 10:40 AM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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cheers Saw that a couple of days ago.
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#5988977 - 10/22/15 11:32 AM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Cool story and pics....J. Frank Dobie has written some wild history. Thanks for bringing this back to life. Family history is always great learn. A lot of Texas history has been forgotten from the not so distant past. Documenting and telling stories is what preserving it is all about.
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#5989127 - 10/22/15 01:10 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Great article and photos - thanks for sharing and please post more. I always appreciate seeing those old family photos and hearing the stories behind them!
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#5989222 - 10/22/15 01:59 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Saw that a couple of days ago.



Neat Story cheers
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#5989300 - 10/22/15 02:42 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Nice! Thanks for sharing
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#5989308 - 10/22/15 02:50 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Love this kind of stuff, I hope you have been over that one room site with a metal detector. No telling what you may find!!?
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#5989364 - 10/22/15 03:18 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Very cool that they ran the story. Thanks for sharing it with us. cheers
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#5989442 - 10/22/15 04:23 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Very good article George. Thanks for sharing. Might just have inspired me to send in a contribution.
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#5989459 - 10/22/15 04:41 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Great story, thanks for sharing.
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#5989474 - 10/22/15 04:51 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: Mr. Clean]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Clean
Love this kind of stuff, I hope you have been over that one room site with a metal detector. No telling what you may find!!?

Would be interesting to see what turns up...
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#5989515 - 10/22/15 05:15 PM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I too love to see this stuff - reminds me of hunting with my Dad growing up - thanks for sharing
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#5990136 - 10/23/15 06:36 AM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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George

It is so interesting to read about forum members rich Texas history cheers

Another thank You for sharing up


Edited by Stub (10/23/15 12:41 PM)
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#5990207 - 10/23/15 07:47 AM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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great story and family history
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#5990261 - 10/23/15 08:36 AM Re: Just got an article published in the TTHA magazine... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Good job! Congratulations
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