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My latest research venture. A grant for a local history project.

Posted by dave rambow on Thursday, January 23, 2014,

By Debra Fitzgerald - Pipestone County Star - December 18, 2013.


The Pipestone County Historical Society has been awarded a $10,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant to identify World War I veterans of Pipestone County.

The project will enable a museum researcher to develop biographical information leading to an exhibit and educational programming in time for the 100th Anniversary of World War I (1914-1918).

“Th...
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"A Million Ways to Die in the West"

Posted by dave rambow on Monday, July 15, 2013,

I've just completed work on a set of tintype plates for the Seth MacFarlane's comedy/western motion picture "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

MacFarlane directed, produced and co-wrote the picture. He also plays the role of the sheep farmer (Albert) with an all-star cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.

Af...ter a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for anothe...

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SWEETWATER -

Posted by dave rambow on Thursday, February 21, 2013,
Hoping we'll all catch a glimpse of my tintype work on the big screen in the soon to be released motion picture Sweetwater.

Twin filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller locked down two fairly high-profile stars in Ed Harris and January Jones to anchor this revenge drama. Jones steps into the role of a 19thC widow who joins forces with Harris’ local sheriff to take down the “brutal sheep rancher” that killed her husband. I’m sure a man who ranches sheep can be absolutely vicious, but I...

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Stanley J.Morrow - Frontier Dakota Photographer

Posted by dave rambow on Wednesday, May 11, 2011,

This past weekend I had the opportunity to present my first person portrayal of Frontier Dakota Photographer Stanley J. Morrow to 5th thru 8th grade students from the Yankton and Vermillion, SD schools as a part of  NPS Missouri Natl. Recreational River's (MNRR) "Clean Up Weekend" event.   My talk was "autobiographical" in nature, and centered on Morrow's interaction and reminiscences of the "Big Muddy" in his travels and photographic ventures along the Missouri River between 1868 - 1882.  ...


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CURLEY GRIMES GRAVE

Posted by dave rambow on Friday, March 11, 2011,
The stage from Cheyenne to Deadwood, commonly known as the Deadwood Stage, was one of the most dangerous rides in the entire West because it was so frequently robbed. During its first year various stages were robbed almost weekly someplace in the Black Hills. One of most conspicuous road agents guilty of holding up the stage was "Curley" Grimes, who had been making a "career" in the Black Hills as a bandit for about two years. Having also been accused of stealing U.S. Mail...

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The Pics for "Cowboys and Aliens"

Posted by dave rambow on Thursday, March 3, 2011,

Click on picture to view entire 2010 C&A ‘teaser’ poster:

Two worlds are set to collide next summer in the movie “Cowboys and Aliens,” under the command of Jon Favreau. The “Iron Man” director is combining the mystery of a 1873 time period Western complete with the thrills of an alien invasion movie, with sci-fi and hero legend Harrison Ford as the lead.

First view of the night set near Santa Fe, NM

The people of Dreamworks/Imagine motion pictures saw the metal and glass pl...


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The Lancaster "Rotary Shutter"

Posted by dave rambow on Thursday, March 3, 2011,

Old Rare Camera Shutter Found in Historic Pipestone Home

This strange looking shutter was found in a wall by the new owner of local ‘pioneer’ photographer George Chesley’s former home in Pipestone, MN. As I am locally known to know something about old camera and equipment, it was given to me by the finder to research.

After cleaning off the muck of years I still couldn’t identify it or find out how it worked. It seemed to be lacking any springs, but it had ‘Lancaster’s Pat...


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BACK 2 PIPE!

Posted by dave rambow on Thursday, March 3, 2011,

From Pipestone County Star – Published 11.05.10

Dave Rambow completed his first week last week as the new business manager of the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, but his new employment marks a return rather than a beginning.

Recruited from a museum in Sioux Falls where he was working after college, Rambow first moved to Pipestone about 20 years ago to lead the Pipestone County Historical Museum as its director.

“I consider it my home now,” he said. “I just really fell in love...


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