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Corey Ford--The Road to Tinkerhamtown"
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 Posted: Tue Nov 1st, 2016 03:45 PM
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Corey ford was a long time literary writer for Field and Stream ( in the magazines golden years). As a kid I waited to read his stories with every issue.

I have dozens of his articles. But find the best is his "The Road to Tinkhamtown". It is about a man, his dog and his life, a little sad.


Now free in line...

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2010/04/fs-classic-original-unedited-manuscript-corey-fords-road-tinkhamtown



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Thank you Bear, you are a good man.



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If there is a hereafter, they will be there first if only in our memories.

There can be a lot of women in a man's life...and we sometimes forget their names after a few years. But I remember every dog that owned me.



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Have the original magazine. Seems dust come off those pages every time I have read it over the years

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I moved last year. with a tear, I gave away 150+ F&S and Outdoor LIfe, and Sports Afield from the 1960-75.

I still have my hard copy of 50 of Corey Ford's best F&S articles, a treasury.


Remember, The Lower Forty Shooting, Angling and Inside Straight Club"? Old Stump Blower and Judge Parker, and The Alibi Club! Good stuff.



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Damn! Memory Lane; I've not thought of those in years.



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Was never a big fan of "Road to Tinkhamtown" but love "The Lower Forty"

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Welcome Doc. Glad to see more literature readers on here.



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Not sure I could be called a Reader of Literature, but I do enjoy a good Story. Don't want or mean to hijack your thread but my list of Favorites would definitely include Corey Ford, Gene Hill, Gordon MacQuarrie and Patrick McManus

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All great and my monthly friends growing up. They were great writers, and they came from the sports magazines. No one in any sports magazine today that is even close. I have the hardbacks of all 4 of your authors.

Might have to add in Nick Lyons.



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I too grew up with Corey Ford and the "Lower Forty" crew.
As a dog guy there is no better tribute to a hunting dog then "The Road To Tinkhamtown". Many dogs have shared my life over the past 7 decades. Also, have the hard copies of the Corey Ford stories.

Great trip down memory lane Bear, thanks for starting it..just can't take this trip too many times...those memories are a result of my local HS library....they subscribed to nearly all the outdoor mags of the day...not so sure that is the case today at most HS libraries.

Agree with DocCoffee's list of authors: "Corey Ford, Gene Hill, Gordon MacQuarrie and Patrick McManus"....also, great outdoor writers and I too have some of their books.



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Again I do not want to misdirect this thread, on the other hand it is turning into a nice conversation. We have sort of covered the story guys except for a couple lesser knowns perhaps, Jack Douglas Mitchell and Jim Carmichael.

Bill Jordan, Skeeter Skelton and Sheriff Jim Wilson are all good reads, especially if handguns are on my mind.

Then when I am in the mood for more rifle, "Big Game" or a little technical stuff I reach for Bob Hagel, Elmer Keith, or maybe even Ackley or Whelen.

And there is always Capstick...

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DocCoffee wrote:
Again I do not want to misdirect this thread, on the other hand it is turning into a nice conversation. We have sort of covered the story guys except for a couple lesser knowns perhaps, Jack Douglas Mitchell and Jim Carmichael.

Bill Jordan, Skeeter Skelton and Sheriff Jim Wilson are all good reads, especially if handguns are on my mind.

Then when I am in the mood for more rifle, "Big Game" or a little technical stuff I reach for Bob Hagel, Elmer Keith, or maybe even Ackley or Whelen.

And there is always Capstick...

Kevin


WEll, Doc, I think Bear will bear with us as we move around his post... we have been reading the same authors seems to be..all of your listing (minus Jack Mitchell) I have read and still do some of them....I met Bill Jordan at the 1994(?) NRA Convention in Mpls MN....a nice guy but very TALL and BIG hands. Skelton was one of my favorite reads in "Shooting Times" for many years.



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You may have read Jack Mitchell and not realized it necessarily. He had the Back Page in NRA American Hunter for several years. And speaking of Back Pages how could we possibly leave out Ed Zern!?

Side note and I have no way to confirm but I think my Dad bird hunted with Mitchell occasionally, back in the '50's. Dad has always told the story of "Mitchell" killing five quail on a covey rise with a .410 Pump. All Dad really knew about him was that he worked for Remington. Was a friend of a friend sort of acquaintance.

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