While reviewing blogs posts for Destinations, a collection on Haw Creek of descriptions, reviews and photo or video tours of interesting places, primarily in the United States, I came across a couple of interesting videos.
Jason and Nikki Wynn of Gone with the Wynns are, in their own words, a “quirky couple who traded in everyday life to satisfy their wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure.”
In Virginia City, Nevada, Nikki took a ride with Gary Teel.
The Wynn’s post on Yuma Territorial Prison triggered a memory of a television show from my childhood. The Yuma prison was featured or mentioned in many books, movies and TV shows over the years, but the show I remembered was about a person, Johnny Yuma, The Rebel, not the prison.This episode, from 1959, was the series première.
For me, as a seven-year-old, the show was a shoot-em-up western with a twist. I knew about the civil war, I suppose, but didn’t really appreciate the context in this show . Now, at sixty-two, with considerable reading on the impact of our civil war, I have a deeper appreciation of the time the show is set in and the background of the character.
It was interesting to see Dan Blocker in a more sinister role than that of “Hoss” Cartwright.