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© January 26 2011 Jack D. Wilson
Reata Pass Auctions had this fancy parade saddle on display. It will be sold at their Cowboys & Indians combined estates auction on March 27 and 28.
It was estimated there would be 750 attendees at this event, but there were large crowds from the start that continued well into the afternoon. I could not get a final count of attendees, but it looks like more than 1,000! The dealers were quite happy.
|Display of fancy collectible spurs.||The set of spurs on the lower right were priced at $500.00.|
Collectors turned out in droves to buy, sell and trade cowboy related memorabilia at the 5th Annual Cowboy Collectors Gathering at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds.
A shot of dealers and customers in the main building.
Above, more of the scene at the sale.
All photographs by Jack D. Wilson. Unauthorized use prohibited without prior permission.
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Jack D. Wilson first visited Prescott in 1995 and has been a resident since 2000. He took a sojourn into politics and was the mayor of Prescott Arizona from Nov. 2007 – Nov. 2009. He now writes a couple of blogs, is President of the Prescott Frontier Days Community Service Foundation and Group Leader of the UsToo Prescott-area Prostate Cancer Support Group.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.
In 2010, there were 64 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 306 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was June 5th with 539 views. The most popular post that day was Steve, if you truly love Prescott you need to resign.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, facebook.com, visit-prescott.com, immigration.change.org, and mail.yahoo.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for prescott rocks, prescott mountain bike alliance, walt woodard, jack wilson prescott, and elks opera house.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Arizona Mile — AMA Pro Motorcycle Racing on Sat. May 1 April 2010
Insider Guide to Trails in Prescott Arizona September 2010
Insider Guide to Arizona’s Christmas City – Prescott Arizona November 2010
Prescott Arizona Elks Opera House – Restoration par excellence 2009-2010 July 2010