Riding shotgun

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Riding shotgun

Post by Dana » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:47 am

I watched spiked rifle again last night. Lucas rode shotgun with the bank shipment. I was curious to learn if that is the origin of the expression "riding shotgun"-sitting up front-it is.

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Re: Riding shotgun

Post by Deneen » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 am

Yes :yes:

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Re: Riding shotgun

Post by wildwest » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:31 pm

RopingCowboy:


Dana, thanks for the info. Gosh the things we learn hangin' around the ranch!!

and who are some of the famous stagecoach drivers??

one was Glenn Strange (Sam the bartender on Gunsmoke) was in 6 episodes of Rifleman ....all as stagecoach driver. Glenn was 6'5" tall.
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Re: Riding shotgun

Post by ruskin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:46 pm

More info...

"Shotgun messenger"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riding_shotgun
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Re: Riding shotgun

Post by wildwest » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:38 pm

Judy, thanks for the info. this is good stuff!!
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