In December last year I introduced you to my friend, the inimitable Texan Dick Stout. You may review that post by clicking HERE. I briefly mentioned that he was an author of books, a couple of which are shown below and obtainable from retailers such as Regton . Dick has been metal detecting for over 30 years and has written many articles for various hobby related magazines. And that’s the end of the blatant plug … the bill is winging its way across the Atlantic.
In that early blog I described Dick’s website as a cornucopia of interesting information presented in a refreshing way. It’s loaded to the gunwales with goodies. There is useful information and articles on almost everything associated with the hobby … and hundreds of photographs!
Dick has, albeit reluctantly in the first instance, moved over to an easier to navigate blog based on WordPress. You can find that HERE. So, we now have two sites working in tandem until Dick works out what to do with all the information and pictures in the original. Other advantages with the second site is that readers can make a comment, subscribe and be notified whenever Dick makes a new post.
The Malamute Saloon
There is a UK presence on Dick’s site in the guise of John Howland. He was one of the cowpokes (full of hooch), caught whooping it up in the Malamute Saloon the day Dangerous Dan McGrew was shot.
John pulls no punches, is edgy and forthright and attracts lots of attention from certain quarters with provocative comments like this:
“Obsessives such as the ‘Warsaw Windbag’ … and his dopey mentor at ‘Heritage Fiction’ … who loathe what we do, are actually, unimportant. Their only function is to wind people up sufficiently enough to attract angered detectorists to their appalling blogs …”
Who on earth can he be talking about?
The best way to see what you are missing is to pop along, have a mosey and perhaps leave a comment. Dick would like that! If you are determined to stay out of trouble, then I advise you sidestep the spittoons and keep well away of the saloon … although there’s nothing to stop you peering through the window if you want to see what’s going on.
And now for a bonus – this is the best rendition of The Shooting of Dan McGrew that I have heard … the guy goes by the name of old outfitter … enjoy! Give him time to get up to speed.