Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Phil d'Conch Origins: Geronimo's Cadillac (Quarto/Murphey) (35) RE: Geronimo's Cadillac 20 Apr 21


DTM: Hagman's link above should answer most of your questions.

The only part I might disagree with is - I thought the Yank songwriters were the first to call it a Cadillac. I'm just not sure if or why they did so.

It wasn't long before the 1905 photograph was turned into a post card titled "Indians, up to date." No mention of Geronimo.

There is also much folklore about Geronimo actually driving the car in a faked buffalo hunt stunt at the same "Wild West Show." More post card fodder. The whole set isn't all that rare.

The 1972 album art I've seen is a tracing or drawing of the old post cards. Credit is to a William Holloway.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.