Welcome

HOWDY AND WELCOME TO

RATTLESNAKE JACK'S

OLD WEST CLIP ART PARLOUR,

FONT GALLERY,

NORTH WEST REBELLION EMPORIUM,

& ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGER PATROL

I am a "Cowboy/Western Action Shooter" living in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in Western Canada (with a liking for Piano Ragtime, as you might guess from the music selections available for your listening pleasure while you are visiting my humble establishment.)

In the course of editing Western Action Shooting newsletters, designing suitable posters, and so on, I have noticed that appealing period-looking "Old West" images and fonts can be rather hard to locate. Cards As a result, I have collected quite a bit of the sort of art and fonts that I personally feel are most appropriate to the 'period feeling' I am usually striving for - the clip art is primarily original black and white engravings, line drawings and some grayscale pictures from various sources, including quite a bit of the work of C.M. Russell and Frederic Remington. In addition to "looking right", these kinds of images use much less computer memory than colour graphics, and reproduce most effectively and economically when photocopying or printing the projects they are used in.

I have decided to make some of these images and fonts available on this Web Site, and I hope you will find it useful. (I have included images of quite a few everyday things which are "period" but not strictly "western" - tools, utensils, furniture and so on - because you may wish to use them to illustrate scenario descriptions, and such.) I believe that all of the images here are copyright-free, most of them being quite old, and the fonts are all freeware or shareware downloaded from elsewhere on the internet. I would ask that you let me know if I am mistaken in that regard on any image or font.

I'm also including a few pages to introduce myself (at least my Western Action Shooting Alias character) and to tell you a bit about Canada's big "Wild West" event - the North-West Rebellion of 1885 - and about the Rocky Mountain Rangers - a volunteer cowboy militia cavalry unit, with which the Original Rattlesnake Jack served as a Scout. (The 1885 Rocky Mountain Rangers had no connection with the present-day infantry unit of the same name located in Kamloops, B.C.)

[NOTE: An excellent reference regarding the Rocky Mountain Rangers, from which I have obtained much of my data on the Unit and the original Rattlesnake Jack, and also quite a few of my illustrations, is "THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS, Southern Alberta's Cowboy Cavalry in the North West Rebellion - 1885" by Gordon E. Tolton: 1994; Occasional Paper No.28: Lethbridge Historical Society; ISBN 0-9696100-4-1]

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LINKS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COWBOY (WESTERN) ACTION SHOOTING, VISIT ONE OF THESE SITES (WHICH HAVE LOTS OF OTHER GREAT RELATED LINKS):

A.F.S. (ALBERTA FRONTIER SHOOTISTS) - http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/afs/

W.C.F.S.S. (WESTERN CANADIAN FRONTIER SHOOTIST SOCIETY) - http://www.wcfss.com/

SASS (SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCIETY)- http://www.sassnet.com/

NCOWS (NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OLD WEST SHOOTISITS)- http://www.SwiftSite.com/ncows/index.htm

GAF (GRAND ARMY OF THE FRONTIER)- http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/
An organization of particular interest to me - it combines Cowboy Action Shooting and Victorian-Era military re-enacting!

CAS CITY, INTERNET TERRITORY - [Note: CAS="Cowboy Action Shooting"] http://www.cascity.com/mainstreet.htm

A great place for Cowboy Action Shootists to make their headquarters, and sign up on the cas-l e-mail discussion forum!

GETTING STARTED IN COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING- http://www.curtrich.com/gettingstarted.html (Lots of details and suggestions here!)

"THE RESOURCE FOR COWBOY ACTION SHOOTERS"- http://www.cowboyactionshooting.org/

"SHOOT!" MAGAZINE - DEDICATED TO ALL "COWBOY/WESTERN" SHOOTING SPORTS- http://www.shootmagazine.com/

The Rocky Mountain GunSlingers The Website of a Colorado Old West Re-enactment group who share that great "Rocky Mountain" name with us!

And last - but certainly not least - Check here for one of the best Cowboy Action websites in Internet Territory:-
BARBARY COAST VIGILANCE COMMITTEE

OTHER LINKS

TUMBLEWEEDS The Home Page of T. K. Ryan and his great Western cartoon characters: Tumbleweeds, Hildegard Hamhocker, the Poohawk Tribe and many more! - http://www.tumbleweeds.com/index.html

VISIT PRESENT DAY MEDICINE HAT

CHECK THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED WEATHER IN MEDICINE HAT

VISIT TERRI CLARK, MEDICINE HAT'S OWN COUNTRY & WESTERN STAR
(She even went to the same high school I did! Problem is, I graduated the year before she was born! I did serve on a Board with her mother once, though ....)

COMMENTS?

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may wish to make regarding this Web Page. If you have any "old west" images which you are willing to make available in my ClipArt Parlour, please send them or contact me about them.

My e-mail address is: grantrombough@shaw.ca

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keyboardLEFT CLICK ON SONGTITLES FOR BACKGROUND RAGTIME MUSIC! (First, shut down the playbar of whatever you already have playing, then select another tune. You can then minimize the playbar which appears, to get it out of the way. The music will keep playing as long as you are here. )

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