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#14637 - 05/30/11 12:14 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
wagga Offline


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There is a memorial, of course, and, later on, a hanging.

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#14638 - 05/30/11 12:29 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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picnic table in background is ironic if this is same quiz.

xxxxxx-xxxxxx was sentenced but never hung

either my xxxxxx-xxxxxx is right ,or I (and Alan) are playing a huge coincidence of facts


Edited by Harvey Lankford (05/30/11 12:29 PM)

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#14639 - 05/30/11 12:55 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Same puzzle, close to the same place, & everybody is out by miles and miles. The guesses though, have been coincidental, entertaining and instructional. And, contrary to speculation, they are not waiting for a helicopter. Also, nobody was eaten! Now you have a hat-full of clues.
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#14640 - 05/30/11 01:50 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Then I owe an apology for being so "sure" and leading others astray

the coincidences are spooky

http://www.sangres.com/history/alferdpacker.htm

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/history/alfred_packer/index.html

there was even a musical by the South Park guy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal!_The_Musical

and as Alan listed, snack bars.


When this one is finally done, I would like to request permission to 'get even' with a quiz of my own!

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#14641 - 05/30/11 02:11 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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No permission required. I like to play, too.
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#14642 - 05/30/11 02:20 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
I hope "hat-full" was not another red herring, because its either a Mountie or a Ranger. Possibly US Army


Edited by saltydog (05/30/11 02:29 PM)
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#14643 - 05/30/11 02:47 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Neither a Mountie nor a Ranger, though there may have been a California connection. Not unlike BCATSK.
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#14644 - 05/30/11 03:12 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Just thinking - there should be a "Ferdie" award in business, for Best Management Of A Limited Resource Environment.

The statuette could look like this, with a bite taken out of it.



This is not a new puzzle!
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#14646 - 05/30/11 03:34 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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Originally Posted By: wagga
The statuette could look like this, with a bite taken out of it.


but there is already - the fifth toe is gone

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#14648 - 05/30/11 05:31 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Did anybody notice this?

Best I can tell, they started this in April.
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#14656 - 05/31/11 06:41 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Did anybody notice this?

Best I can tell, they started this in April.

Very interesting. The downside is that we lose originality points here for tapping any material from the Great Patriotic War.

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#14671 - 05/31/11 10:53 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: AlanK]
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Looks like a VFW symbol at the top of the bronze plaque...???...???
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#14676 - 05/31/11 02:49 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: quillansculpture]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
OK, so here's what we (may) have so far. Our hero (in the campaign hat) retrieves two bodies from their cabin, lashing them to his own horse and walking them out. The two corpses were presumably the two guys in the ghost images in the background, implying that they rode together for a while. Their hats could also be campaign-style, although not as certainly as our hero's hat. SO it looks like all three may have ridden together at some point.

Wagga says the hat is not Mountie or Ranger, but did not say it is not US Army, which I also suggested, so let's assume that's what it is. The saddle also suggests military, not a Western/stock saddle. This is further suggested by q's ID of the VFW insignia.

SO we have three Army vets, either Spanish American War or WWI, or Villa campaign, cavalry probably . Could be as far back as war w/Mexico, although the possible Montana crease in the hat suggests not. So its early 1900s, but maybe as far back as 1850.

One alive, maybe returning to the camp where all three hung out, (Hunters, trappers, prospectors?) or maybe going to look for his buddies. In any event, he finds them dead. Murdered, no doubt, since there is a hanging involved later. Returns the bodies to civilization, for decent burials no doubt. Then goes after the killer.

Sounds like FRB or one of his buddies, BP or the other guy, whose initials are too famous to mention,, but I can't find anything in his or their bios to match up with it. FRB retired to California, Three Rivers, in fact, but I think it was a vacation to SF in BCATSK.

ANy of this ring bells with anyone? I'm stumped.
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#14678 - 05/31/11 03:15 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Sorry, I missed on ruling out US Army. Not by a long way.
Not a VFW insignia, though the first letter is the same.
The ghost guys are not ghost guys - newspaper reporting?



Quote from our man in Colorado:

He proved to have $133 in his pocket and he admitted that he had taken it. "The man was no longer going to need it, so why not?"

And our UNSUB:

Asked later why he stole the watch, he replied, "What's the use of a watch to a dead man?"
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#14682 - 05/31/11 04:19 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
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I was about to throw in the towel on this one, but I think I need to think Aussie? If so, Bob's your uncle.

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#14683 - 05/31/11 04:27 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
You know, I came across NK a couple of pages ago, and dismissed him cause I couldn't match any of his bio with this illustration either. Still can't for that matter. NK went 3 for four that day, and I make out two bodies in the illustration.

SO, what ties this picture to the Perennial Stream of the Fibrous Phloem?


Edited by saltydog (05/31/11 04:44 PM)
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#14684 - 05/31/11 05:10 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Salty is our winner!

Here is the wiki.

Google Mick Jagger movies - on imdb you will find he starred in 10 or 12. Then it's easy.

And I planned to post this movie clip if no-one got it by tonight... (ignore the nonsense tacked onto the end)



Here is the California connection:

"In late March 1879 Ned's sisters Kate and Margaret approached the captain of the Victoria Cross, then docked in Melbourne, and enquired as to how much he would charge to take four or five gentlemen friends to California if they boarded in Queenscliff..."

Just like BCATSK, but in the opposite direction.

At the shootout in Glenrowan, the Kellys were wearing home-made armor. Almost 100 pounds each.



The senior Constable said "Look out, boys, it's the bunyip. He's bullet-proof!"

That was a long debrief. Harvey, take revenge. And I did enjoy the detours.



Edited by wagga (05/31/11 05:20 PM)
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#14685 - 05/31/11 05:16 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: wagga]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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Posts: 989
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
hey - I'll take credit for the "Aussie" comment, not that we are keeping score.

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#14686 - 05/31/11 05:26 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Man you guys leave me in the dust on these.I sure enjoy them though but I wish I could play along better rather than waiting for the wiki to finally "get it" Good job keep them coming wagga.At least I am stretching my grey matter and firing some synapses that haven't transmitted in a while.


Edited by Rod (05/31/11 05:27 PM)

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#14687 - 05/31/11 05:39 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) [Re: Rod]
wagga Offline


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Rod, nothing to stop you posting.

When we first started, there were 5 members posting and an average of 10 views per post. The view ratio is going on 50 now, so I suspect we have a lot of lurkers.

Anybody, do feel free to join in - worst that can happen is that we solve your masterpiece.
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