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Lexington, MO Winter Qtrs   January, 2006

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a non-public event                             Camp being built
next to 1867 original cabin

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This deluxe winter dogtent had wallpaper inside and a "working" chimney.
It's the Willards of Lexington and accomodated 11 soldiers at one time.

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Inside the cabin                                 The mess tent

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a gag photo of an officer doing work

Ft Scott, KS   April, 2006

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"Death to all mountain man chairs" was the chant as the twilight
burning ceremony took place.

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Cook Maki adds his secret spicy sauce to the meat
before serving it to  deserving carnivorous officers.

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Capt Tom and Lt Racine                   Dave and Boyd (aka Twiddle dee dee and Twiddle dee dum)

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Unfortunately, an original GAR member, who was visiting the ol' fort, tragically fell to his death
when he accidentally rolled his wheelchair down the tall stairs. Witnesses state several shouted
to him to stop, however, since he did not have his ear horn in place, the warnings literally fell
on deaf ears. He had also been imbibing to a robust degree.
This should be a lesson to all - do not drink and roll.

filming of Bad Blood (a PBS special)  
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Ft Osage, MO    Memorial Day    May, 2006

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This was a military timeline, featuring soldiers from different time periods.

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WW II, 101st Airborne

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3 different ol' farts from 3 different wars
(l-r, Span-Am, CW, Mexican)

Wilson's Creek, MO  June, 2006

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It looks like the boys have had enough of Hig's
silliness and cut his head off in a basket. It's about time!

Carthage, MO  July, 2006

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Order #11   Raytown (KC), MO  August, 2006

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Enough of these traitors. Kick them out of the county!!!!

Camp Jackson, MO  September, 2006

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Ottawa, KS  Veteran's Day parade and show/tell   November, 2006

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Maki took time out of his busy schedule as the Travelocity gnome
to make an appearance at Ottawa. It's great that he hasn't forgot his
ol' buddies just because he's famous now.

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