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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Rodeo Time   Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:39 am

Completely off topic, but here goes anyway. Every year at this time, since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is staged. It's a really big deal here. The whole city "goes Texan" (although most probably wouldn't know which end of a horse the manure comes from). I was in a shop this evening and noticed a window display in an "old west" theme, with boots, spurs, lasso, etc. Right in the middle was a model of a trébuchet. I didn't know the cowboys and/or Indians used Middle Age siege weapons. Question

Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Rodeo Time   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:10 pm

Siege of Petersburg during the Civil War? But I have my doubts .....
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