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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Gone to Texas
Which I have, on business--but the title as much refers to the phrase people in the 19th Century might find carved in the door--often in the abbreviation "G.T.T."--of the abandoned homes of friends or family. "Gone to Texas" was used to describe folk who have found it expedient to leave their homes due to debt or other legal difficulties. The phrase provides a title for the 1975 publication of Forrest Carter's novel, better know in its film adaptation--The Outlaw Josey Wales.
All this is by way of introduction of a little project I started a year or so ago which might be of interest to those playing (or planning) Western rpgs, or just those with an interest in the Western genre in film. I present to you, the Western Film Timeline, which places the events described in various movies in a historical context. It remains a work in progress, but covers events from 1836 (The Man from the Alamo) to 1917 (The Professionals). Corrections are welcome.