From all accounts, Don Robertson was the heart and soul of the Gold King Mine in Jerome, AZ. Robertson, along with his wife Terry, spent 30 years building the mine to the collection that exists today.
One of the highlights of the collection, is the 1928 Studebaker Indy race car, built by Robertson himself. Don raced the car in vintage races around the west.
My Kiwi friend visited the Gold King Mine a few years ago, and Don started up the old Studebaker for him.
“He was a big-hearted soul with a side of orneriness,” said Jerome Police Chief Alan Muma. “He had this Indian motorcycle with a really loud motor. To stay out of trouble, he’d ask me, ‘Get your sound meter out and check me’ and as long as he kept his hand off the throttle, he would stay out of trouble.”
Don Robertson passed away in October of 2016. He was 73.
The relatives should have been wary when I took the rental Tahoe. I’m driving, and my aunt is filming. They may never allow me to travel with them again…
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn.”
RIP Traveling Poet
While en route to the Yakutat Lodge, two people in a car were charged by an agitated bear. A warning to anyone contemplating picking up a hitchhiker.
Bluesmen Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ have released their first album together, and are now touring the Globe.
Albany, NY: 8.17; Minneapolis, MN: 9.6; Des Moines, IA: 9.13; Austin, TX 9.22
You’d think an enterprising young man could make something work with those choices.
“There’s something working in life, in the Universe, in the bigger picture, that has nothing to do with commerce and money. I found after 20 years of going after money, that the faster I ran after money, the faster money ran. I finally ran out of breath, and stopped running” — Keb’Mo’
Video courtesy of the PBS Newshour
Roger Thibodeau posted this video of a bear walking into his Juneau liquor store around 8:30am Friday morning. I appreciate the bruin taking its time to make a decision at the candy rack: “Do I feel like a Kit-Kat, or am I hungry for a Snickers? I can be a real bear to be around when I’m hungry.”
Unfortunately, the bear was shooed off before he decided.
After leaving the liquor store, the bear wandered over to Harri Plumbing and Heating, next door.
This drone footage was taken in 2014 during the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. It’s some phenomenal footage, and I thought today would be an appropriate day to share it.
This came to C-to-C via Milwaukee