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The Day Holt Collier Killed Hogzilla

Posted in African Americans, Memory by Andy Hall on July 8, 2013

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  1. theravenspoke said, on July 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Collier served as a hunting guide for President Theodore Roosevelt twice, on bear-hunting expeditions in Mississippi in 1902, and again in Louisiana in 1907….


  2. Foxessa said, on July 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Do you think this gentleman provided any of the inspiration for William Faulkner’s novella, “The Bear?”

    I am fascinated by wild boar / pigs. I keep composing a story of the future, post climate change or in medias res of climate change, in which these animals have a large role.

    • Andy Hall said, on July 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      That’s a great question. I don’t know, but it sure seems possible that one way or another Collier may have been known to him.

      • Foxessa said, on July 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        He was a Mississippi-an. That’s what makes me think of it. We know from some relatively recent discoveries made at neighbors of Faulkner’s in the Oxford area (plantation slave account books, with names that are in his novels) that he was brilliant at taking documents of the past and transforming them into affecting fiction. And this guy — ‘beater’ for TR? — he’d be regionally famous!

  3. Freda Mincey said, on July 29, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Howdy ! Keyboard Cowboy, so I see Mommy let you have your computer back, good boy !!!! Have you and Uncle Shermen played with you Lincoln Logs ??? Stay away from my pages, you blue belly sap-sucker !

    • Andy Hall said, on July 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      You have a nice day, Burton.

      • Confederate rebel burton said, on July 30, 2013 at 1:50 am

        Ok I will thanks, isn’t it time for a diaper change?

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