- Your point about language is quite sound, except that the term Great American Desert referred, not to the true desert of the Southwest, but to the GreatMessage 1 of 242 , Sep 28, 2002View SourceYour point about language is quite sound, except that the term "Great
American Desert" referred, not to the true desert of the Southwest, but to
the Great Plains. People from "back East" looked at, say, Nebraska and
figured their lives were over, for who could possibly survive in such a
(comparatively) treeless, waterless, arid land? Completely overlooking the
fact, of course, that people certainly DID survive and thrive . . . and that
there WERE trees, grasses, water-courses, just not what the immigrants were
>From: David Kowalski <kywddavid@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Interesting article on CW
>Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 11:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
>One of the old pre-Ronald Reagan Death Valley Days
>talked about a rogue camel invading an Arizona town
>post CW. Interesting that the Great American Desert
>of the mid 1800's vanished, replaced by heavily
>populated areas today. In some cases, the old
>language reflected realities that were ignored, in
>some cases the "realitities" were at least somewhat
>overcome by irrigation and engineering.
>--- FLYNSWEDE@... wrote:
> > In a message dated 9/28/2002 1:08:27 PM Eastern
> > Daylight Time,
> > meheatherington@... writes:
> > > Also, if you like oddities, check out the pre-War
> > camels, plus Arab
> > > driver, ordered up for Arizona duty by
> > then-Secretary of War Jeff
> > > Davis. My dad told me that story when I was a kid
> > in Tucson; I
> > > didn't believe him, but he was right.
> > I have heard that there are still a few descendents
> > of those camels that are
> > still roaming the desert, primarily South of Yuma.
> > Here was a case of a good
> > idea that turned sour because of the implementation.
> > Wayne
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- A good reason why any published OR quotation needs to be cross checked against the hard bound! Guild Press is excellent at accepting typos found in their CD.Message 242 of 242 , Nov 2, 2002View SourceA good reason why any published OR quotation needs to be cross checked
against the hard bound!
Guild Press is excellent at accepting typos found in their CD. Send them
Guild Press has done a fantastic job in catching typos, although a few
slipped through. When cross-checked, I find that they were in cases
where the original was printed lightly or blurred.
BTW, I am always amazed at how few typos there are in the original ORs!
Boy, those folk had great spell-checkers on their typesetters!
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
From: Will [mailto:wh_keene@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:07 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Sometimer's disease
In this instance I had just cut and pasted the text from the ORs at
www.ehistory.com I have found at other times that there are typos
in their text. I think the material there is scanned in and it is
likel that the optic reader misread things such as an 'r' and a 'v'
as an 'n'.
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
> I got a kick out of this typo. Servile for senile, methinks?
> Otherwise I think I might have been marched to the gallows had I
> in those days!
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Will" <wh_keene@y...> wrote:
> [...] shall be
> > deemed as inciting senile insurrection, and shall if captured be
> > to death or be otherwise punished at the discretion of the
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