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The Ghosts of America’s Past
This website is for those who see beauty in weathered structures and abandoned buildings.
This website is for those who are saddened when an old building with character, historic or not, is needlessly torn town.
This website is for those who feel a connection to their past when they view, touch, and walk through or around an old building.
This website is for those who feel the spirit of those who toiled to build that structure for a better life for their family and future generations.
This website is for artists and photographers who appreciate the subtle colors and patina and the way the structures are harmonious with the hand.
This website is for those who believe “they don’t make them like they used to” and appreciate the architectural design and craftsmanship of our American past and is saddened by their loss.
A few photos of the Old American West (remnants of what was) can be found on the three "Gallery" pages. Old West costumes put on display by your web host "The Captain" and others are found on the two "Costume" pages, a couple of reenacting events in Texas are documented at "Reenacting," and then there is a page of fictionalized handbills, broadsides, and Wanted posters at "Posters" and a few model photos by The Captain of Old West stuff on the "Models" page. Have fun!
Western movies are not hot right now. I think the last Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp and Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West did a lot of harm to the genre. I t may be a long time before Hollywood will try a western on the big screen. There are some good western scripts out there just waiting for a "little" money.
The Old West Company's 740 page book of lists. A book of Trivia, Fact, and Folklore About Westerns & The American West. What, you say? You like ghost towns? Steam railroads? Old west weapons? A little history? Western words of wisdom? The famous outlaws and gunfighters? Click here to learn more but that will send you to another site...so don't leave just yet, by cracky!