Category: history

  • Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – November 5, 2011 We will be playing some paintball this Saturday, November 5th at the Orion Valley. It will be sunny with a high of 76, so perfect weather to get out and shoot your fellows. Don’t forget we are heading out to Wurstfest in the evening, so make sure to bring your… Continue reading ""

  • Going to Your First Rendezvous Kind of an odd post for Orion, but this is an email I threw together explaining what kind of kit you really need when going to your first WFT (Western Fur Trade) event. Just some basic info, piggybacking off of my articles on, but a good summary of how to not overdo it at… Continue reading ""

  • Whoop! U.S. Blackhawk helicopters ferried about two dozen troops from Navy SEAL Team Six, a top military counter-terrorism unit, into the compound identified by the CIA as bin Laden’s hideout — and back out again in less than 40 minutes. Bin Laden was shot in the head, officials said, after he and his bodyguards resisted the assault. More.

  • Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – March 5, 2011 We will be playing this Saturday, March 5th in the Valley. The weather will be high of 74 and sunny – unlike back in 1836, when it was cold, rainy and . . . Primary scenario: THE ALAMO It’s Texicans against the Mexicans in the battle royale of your 7th… Continue reading ""

  • IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and… Continue reading ""

  • War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no… Continue reading ""

  • Honoring 9-11 I read the below on Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog and thought it was worth re-posting here. A good portion of our crew are current and/or former military, with 3 of them having server in the GWOT and one on his way. Honoring September 11th: They Wants Us to Forgetby Mark Tapson “The past is never dead. It’s not… Continue reading ""

  • April 21, 1836 – The Battle of San Jacinto The battle of San Jacinto was the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836, the revolutionary army at Gonzales began to retreat eastward. It crossed the Colorado River on March 17 and camped near present Columbia on March 20, recruiting and reinforcements having increased its size to… Continue reading ""

  • Texas Independence Day – March 2, 1836 One of the most important documents in Texas history is the Declaration of Independence, adopted in general convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 2, 1836. Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas UNANIMOUSDECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,BY THEDELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS,IN GENERAL CONVENTION,AT THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON,ON THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1836 When… Continue reading ""