TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
[With Some Cowboy Action Shooting - and other - Links]

WHAT THE HECK IS A RATTLESNAKE JACK?
[A Bit About Your Host and #4 Troop, Rocky Mountain Rangers, with some pictures of our doin's]

THE NORTH WEST REBELLION OF 1885

AND:

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS (AND 1880'S MEDICINE HAT)

AND:

THE ORIGINAL RATTLESNAKE JACK

AND NOW ..... "HERE'S THE BEEF":

THE FONT GALLERY

A BUNCH OF GREAT FONTS I HOPE YOU'LL LIKE FOR COWBOY WEB PAGES, NEWSLETTERS, POSTERS AND SUCH!

IMAGES IN THE CLIP ART PARLOUR:

I make these images and fonts available on this Web Site free of charge, and you are welcome to make use of them subject only to my following comments about my belief that they are in the public domain: "I believe that all of the images here are copyright-free, most of them being quite old, and the fonts are all freeware or shareware downloaded from elsewhere on the internet. I would ask that you let me know if I am mistaken in that regard on any image or font."

Please use the images only by downloading them, NOT by linking to them! I hope you will find something here that you can use. (I have included images of quite a few everyday things which are "period" but not strictly "western" - tools, utensils, furniture and so on - because Cowboy Action Shoot organizers may wish to use them to illustrate scenario descriptions, and such.)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING/COPYING IMAGES:

LISTED BELOW ARE THE CATEGORIES OF CLIP ART IMAGES IN THE PARLOUR. YOU MAY ACCESS EACH SECTION BY CLICKING ON THE CATEGORY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, WHICH TAKES YOU TO THE LIST OF IMAGES IN THAT SECTION. CLICKING ON THE HIGHLIGHTED TITLE OF EACH IMAGE WILL DISPLAY THAT PARTICULAR ONE.

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD ANY PICTURE BY 'RIGHT-CLICKING' ON THE IMAGE, WHICH SHOULD BRING UP A SUB-MENU OF FUNCTIONS ON YOUR SCREEN.

With "Internet Explorer" the options will include "Save Picture As..." and "Copy". Your computer will probably be showing a default location that the file will be saved in, but you can change that to any existing or newly created folder. It will also save the file under my file name (such as "apache.gif") unless you assign your own file name. You then have the image file in your system memory, for use or retrieval, until deleted.

The "copy" option you get with "Internet Explorer" lets you copy the image to your clipboard, but then you have to paste it somewhere right away. If you want to save it, you would have to open a new blank image file using whatever graphics or imaging softwhere you have, then paste the image into it, and then save it under a file name. That's why the "save...as..." function is actually quicker and easier.

By the way... this is how you can save virtually ANY image you come across on the Internet, not just the clip art here. Just right-click on the image and follow the same steps. This is because once the image is displayed on your screen, the entire image file has been downloaded to your computers's memory (likely as a "temporary internet file"). By following the "Save...as" instructions, you are really just instructing your computer to save the file as a permanent one in its memory. Occasionally, you may come across an image you can't save or copy - i.e. something that the owner doesn't want duplicated. I don't really know why this happens, not being a computer wizard, but I suspect that in those cases the image file is actually encrypted, and the encryption key file is being read separately by your computer only while you are connected to that website (or some other baffling computer wizardry explanation like that.)

I WILL TRY TO ADD IMAGES, OR SUBSTITUTE BETTER ONES, AS SPACE AND TIME PERMIT.

I ALSO HAVE QUITE A NUMBER OF OTHER IMAGES, INCLUDING MANY SCENES, THAT ARE EITHER DETAILED LINE ENGRAVINGS OR IN GRAYSCALE, AND WHICH ARE A BIT TOO MEMORY INTENSIVE TO INCLUDE HERE (i.e. 100K OR MORE EACH.) IN FUTURE, I WILL BE WORKING ON COMPILING A LIST OF THESE ADDITIONAL IMAGES, HOPEFULLY INCLUDING A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH PICTURE. IF YOU DON'T SEE THAT LIST HERE YET, SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO ENQUIRE.

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Change the music?

keyboard

LEFT CLICK ON ONE OF THE SONGTITLES LISTED IN THE PLAYER FOR BACKGROUND RAGTIME MUSIC!

(The music should keep playing as long as you are here. Hit the "pause" button to stop the current song playing.
Click another song and click the "play" button to select another tune.)

phonograph

NOTE: THESE RAGTIME TUNES ARE PRESENTED COURTESY OF

JOHN ROACHE'S RAGTIME MIDI LIBRARY

http://www.johnroachemusic.com/

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