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Photos by Robert Sansivero aka TynType                @2021

photos by sid dutchak

Adventure awaits on Route 88 with guided off-road desert 4x4 adventures, scenic Apache Trail tours and gold panning.

Chilean Fryes
aka Gene Middleton

"My concept of the posters is to make someone smile, perchance maybe even to laugh."



Gene worked in graphics and printing for many years, starting when graphics had to be line drawn and airbrushed by hand. He has retired from the hard labor of printing and now enjoys utilizing computer programs to create his Old West characters. They are fanciful and clever, bringing a smile to the face of viewers, yet he tries to put a little bit of authenticity into each depiction. For example, he did a drawing in 1983 called “The Pony Express” that he estimates has been reprinted approximately 800,000 times and distributed all over the world. In this depiction, an arrow pierces the hat of the fleeing express rider. Middleton notes that the colors of the arrow are authentic to those used by the Comanche when the Pony Express was running. Other creations include lonesome cowboys celebrating Christmas in the desert, a Mexican bandolero, Native American warriors, Western scouts, outlaws and bandits, stagecoach drivers and dudes, all of which have been used in printing shows in California, the Guttenberg Festival, Chicago, the Graphics Expo, and in Phoenix for a 4 year period.

Artist's Statement


Gun Leather, Cowboy Cuffs, Shotgun Chaps, Spur Straps etc. Quality handmade Leatherwork.


London Jack's 1880's Shop Website:



Welcome to Maritime Arts Designs! We offer reenactment and historical clothing handmade with care. Each design in our shop is carefully researched for authenticity and ease of use. We combine period correctness with affordability and durablilty. Being reenactors for many years ourselves has given us an edge on what is needed for these garments to give you good use and still look like you stepped out of the pages of a history book

Phone  760-694-4228




Talented and witty writings. A whimsical and refreshing look at life past and present.