SignEdge: Bloody Mess in Holbrook, AZ

Many towns in the United States and probably around the world have streets with clever names. A few that come to mind quickly from my area of the globe, i.e. Cave Creek, AZ are …


Ho Hum Road

and


Lucky Land

While Ho Hum, Easy and Lucky are “cute” and unusual names for streets and roads, on a recent trip to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park we passed through the town of Holbrook, AZ. Low and behold, there was a street just prior to crossing over the railroad tracks that had a very morbid name.

Lucky Land

ucket of Blood St. - Map
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How the Bucket of Blood St. received its name is not that clear. There are a couple of theories on the Internet. The most popular explanation perhaps, dates back to the late 1800s when Holbrook was a rough and tumble gunslinging town with gambling, prostitution and lots of violence.

Apparently Terril’s Cottage Saloon played host to a tremendous gunfight after which the floor was so covered with blood that it nearly filled a bucket. From that point forward the emporium became known as the Bucket of Blood Saloon.

The saloon survived as Route 66 became a popular thoroughfare and it eventually evolved into a roadside attraction in the 20th century. The saloon no longer exists, but the street name serves as a reminder of Holbrook’s notorious past.

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Vide – Ohs: Ditch This Sport – Canal Jumping

Our last video introduced the somewhat strange sport of Headis; well…maybe more than “somewhat” strange. Today’s post is about another unusual sport that has its roots in the history of Holland with all of its canals.

How far would you be able to jump? Would you even be able to get to the jumping part?

 

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A Soldier’s Son – Life During War

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton

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Life is often drastically altered during war time, but some measure of normal routine needs to be maintained while the machinery and events of war take their toll on the soldiers and the native populations.


A group of Chinese men pull a sampan along the inlet or river way
A group of Chinese men pull a sampan along the inlet or river way
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NOTE: A couple of the workers are wearing abbreviated, wrap-around “shorts” which seem to expose their posteriors. Whether this is customary garb for the time or due to the hot and/or humid weather, I am not sure. [ See close up below ]

Pictured below is a group of soldiers and Chinese villagers heading out to do some reconnaissance work as a joint mapping party.


A mapping party of villagers and soldiers head out to do some reconnaissance
A mapping party of villagers and soldiers head out to do some reconnaissance
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Daily routines do continue during war to the extent possible. This is a picture of a Chinese story teller near Chungking. The people are gathered around, but look at the photographer as the picture is taken (Circa 1944.)


A village story teller takes a moment to pause for the picture.
A village story teller takes a moment to pause for the picture as his audience looks on.
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