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#6122929 - 01/06/16 07:33 PM Antique hunting guide photo
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I thought you guys might enjoy this.
This old photo of S. B. Witchell,(sitting) a well to do San Antonio business man and his hunting guide is one that my family cherishes.
The hunting guide is Texian Robert Hall, (he is almost difficult to see) my wife’s GGG grandfather. He was one of the original Texas Rangers that fought Indians and Mexicans during the early 1800’s in The Republic of Texas days. He is a true Texas Hero.
Later in life he became known for ranching and hunting, which was his passion. He died in Cotulla in 1899. Picture is probably 1880ish.



Edited by Simple Searcher (01/06/16 08:05 PM)
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#6122949 - 01/06/16 07:45 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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That's pretty dang cool.
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#6122951 - 01/06/16 07:46 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Very neat. up

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#6122955 - 01/06/16 07:48 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Leever]
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Originally Posted By: Leever
Very neat. up
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#6122962 - 01/06/16 07:53 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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cheers
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#6122986 - 01/06/16 08:09 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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I think those two live just down the road from me. ha.
Neat Picture.
thanks for Posting.

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#6122999 - 01/06/16 08:15 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Wonderful piece of history!
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6123063 - 01/06/16 08:45 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Awesome pic.

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#6123088 - 01/06/16 08:56 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Very Kool.......!!!
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#6123110 - 01/06/16 09:10 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
That's pretty dang cool.
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#6123128 - 01/06/16 09:19 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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That is really neat!

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#6123171 - 01/06/16 09:37 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Ok that's really cool.


Edited by blazin (01/07/16 02:04 PM)
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#6123177 - 01/06/16 09:38 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Freaking cool!!
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#6123182 - 01/06/16 09:41 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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That's a really cool and interesting pic. Thanks for sharing it and the story behind it. cheers
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#6123186 - 01/06/16 09:43 PM Re: Antique hunting guide photo [Re: Simple Searcher]
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That's awesome!! Truly a picture to be cherished. Thanks for sharing up
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