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Chip-skiff
06-06-2016, 12:19 PM
Most of what one reads about Wyoming is either cowboy-myth stuff or about energy booms and busts. So it was nice to see this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zTZaFvPO3As/V1Wv6FDdqJI/AAAAAAAAKkk/6Ji0t84-LegHwv47e8bDedFC7M9mOXh6gCCo/s640/khan.jpg

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/06/zarif-khans-tamales-and-the-muslims-of-sheridan-wyoming?mbid=nl_160531_Daily&CNDID=30042062&spMailingID=8994217&spUserID=MTE4Nzk1NzMzMTcyS0&spJobID=922985909&spReportId=OTIyOTg1OTA5S0

Kathryn Schulz won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for her article on the next big earthquake in the Pacific NW.

Chip-skiff
06-06-2016, 12:25 PM
There's also some fascinating history on the Tamale Trade in the US.

Osborne Russell
06-06-2016, 12:34 PM
There's a Robert Johnson song about tamales.

Syed
06-06-2016, 04:55 PM
The gentleman belonged to now infamous FATA, Taliban territory.

seanz
06-06-2016, 05:51 PM
Cheers Chip, a good read.

David G
06-06-2016, 10:31 PM
Like!

It's too bad Wow-Ming is no longer living up to its early egalitarian promise...

Chip-skiff
06-07-2016, 12:02 AM
Like!

It's too bad Wow-Ming is no longer living up to its early egalitarian promise...

The Mississippi of the West.

Willin'
06-07-2016, 08:16 AM
Wow, that was a great read!

E Pluribus Unum!

S.V. Airlie
06-07-2016, 08:19 AM
I wonder if Sir Ian of MA. has seen this.:(

Of course what this says, it's not where you come from but, who you were.

Stiletto
06-07-2016, 06:48 PM
I enjoyed reading that. Thanks!

carioca1232001
06-07-2016, 08:43 PM
At first glance, a person from the NWFP (North West Frontier Province, British India) as a landed immigrant in Wyoming in the early years of the 20 th century ??

On the other hand, the British took loads of Sikhs from the Province of Punjab, for their burly build and over-average height, to toil as lumberjacks in Western Canada in the second half of the 19th century, so the route to the North American continent must have been known to interested parties.

Actually Pathans - the people of the NWFP and dominant ethnic group in Afghanistan - have shown to be rather enterprising people. For instance they ruled the roost of the retail fruit business in the big cities of Britsh India, such as Karachi, Lahore, Delhi, Madras and Calcutta.

A Southern Indian friend said it was quite common in the 1930s to see Pathan traders , their bicycles laden with carpets, going from door to door and displaying their merchandise to Southerners, who besides buying their goods, lavished food and drink on them, feeling sorry for them being miles away from their homes and families in the NWFP.

I have a very good friend in NJ from the NWFP and I shall inform him of this interesting piece.

bobbys
06-09-2016, 12:22 AM
my wife wanted to stop at a authentic MEXICAN place tonight called Taco Bell..

They have pictures of the food.

No tamales.

I even asked and the guy said Nope no tamales here.

I'm not even sure what a tamale is. And with no picture there nor it exsisting at this Taco Bell place it must not be real MEXICAN food.

I even told my wife, wait untill chip hears about this!.

I got a 5 dollar box with a TAco , burrito, drink, chips and a flatbread something..

Was not very good.