Peg leg Pete

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Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#1  Postby Terry L Carter » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:12 pm

These 2 life size paintings are about 1 mile apart from each other in the unit basin area. any body have any thoughts as to what they may be?
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#2  Postby mahalla22 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:19 pm

These to me look like images over images over images from at least three separate time periods. There are images that look like numbers first then next would have been red ochre then the black. The roundness with what appear to be legs are similar to the shield's on legs in ancient Montana rock art which are thousands of years old. Overall the most recent of the images look like avengers/thieves of some sort. (ie. gun at hip, dagger at foot, exploding device in hand). One might think that the last could be within the last hundred years or so but I believe that would be incorrect. The shape of hat brim (no it is not a cowboy hat) and duck shaped face lends to a much older timeframe along with the fact this is rock art not just images scribbled on stone surfaces.
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#3  Postby sanpete » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:29 pm

There was a mountain man in the 1830' -1840's in that area if I remember right. But what it is or means I do not know.
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Post Number:#4  Postby mannings » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Not sure whether I consider these incredibly interesting or fantastically hilarious.
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#5  Postby Terry L Carter » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:50 pm

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Post Number:#6  Postby mahalla22 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:10 pm

Tried to click on the youtube video here but could not open the url so went to youtube directly and was not able to find it. However, I did find a TerryTunes cartoon called Pete's Peg Leg made in 1932 and it was really a hoot.:kl:
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#7  Postby Terry L Carter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:17 am

sanpet wrote:There was a mountain man in the 1830' -1840's in that area if I remember right. But what it is or means I do not know.

Peg leg Smith was in that area, he even helped Chief walkera do the largest horse raid ever. Then he married Walkera's daughter and settled down somewhere north by Logan. Peg leg Smith had a peg leg but he didn't have a hooked hand so this isn't him.
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#8  Postby Terry L Carter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:39 am

Here is the bigger than life size Indian that is next to the one peg leg pete
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Re: Peg leg Pete

Post Number:#9  Postby Uley Bauer » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:44 am

HERE''S A THOUGHT, NOT THAT IT MATTERS MUCH BY TODAYS STANDARDS, but they appear to be a sad case of vandalism!!! For whatever reason if an artifact can't be collected as a souvenir then it must be defaced? This is only one man's opinion as I've been satisfied to have been a part of the history & left all behind for the next generation to experience! The adventure experience, however, has the most going for it & probably has to be learned to be fully appreciated! The collected souvenirs harm the archaeology of the site & go off to a dresser or patio to be later forgotten! Some could be sold or wind up years later as 'garage sale' curiosity bring a couple of dollars. Enough diversion for now.
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