the real Walking Tall- Buford pusser

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mike stewart

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Feb 20, 2009
 
check it out
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Feb 21, 2009
 
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Feb 21, 2009
 
Wasn't his wife murdered? I remember seeing a movie years ago where the dark haired man played him and then they had this goofy looking guy play him in the next movies. Was she not shot to death?
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Feb 21, 2009
 
On August 12 1967 in an ambush intended to take the life of Buford Pusser resulted in the death of his wife Pauline.

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Feb 22, 2009
 

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He looks better than Joe Don Baker.I had never saw the real guy.thank you for posting it.
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Feb 22, 2009
 

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Feb 22, 2009
 
I keep getting the feeling someone don't like me much OR they like to award me with bad icons...oh well. Thank you Mike i will check out site..

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Feb 22, 2009
 
A friend of mine went to the museum,he said it was very interesting.They taken a trip somewhere and just happened to stop and see it.I liked the other picture you posted.
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Feb 28, 2009
 
I was by the museum about 2 weeks ago. Just a normal 1960's house in a neighborhood. I know the guy that bought the Puser restraunant. He tells me the town is kinda trying to get away from the Puser thing. Time to move on he says. I think Puser's daughter just released a new book that has restarted interest about him.
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Feb 28, 2009
 
I Love the Story. He's my Hero.I wish he was here to clean up this drug induced town
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Apr 2, 2009
 

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I used to be a big fan of Buford's. So much so that I went to Adamsville and Selmer to interview many of the real life people from the movie "Walking Tall". The Club owners, moonshiners, bootleggers and Law Enforcement Officers. I Walked away with the knowledge that Buford Pusser was part of the problem at the state line, not part of the solution. He was corrupt as a sheriff accepting payoffs from a lot of people. Too bad Phil Karlson didn't check the story out before he made "Walking Tall". There weren't many good guys in the true story. I now understand why so many of the locals believe that there was no ambush and that Pusser may have murdered his own wife.

Go to yahoogroups and look for the forum crimemyths if you want to see lots of photos and documentation on the subject. They tell both sides of the story
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Apr 4, 2009
 

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yes, you are right. he was good at the start, but changed. I met him in real life before he diead. He did change like all the sheriffs do. He starteded out good but power will chang all.
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Apr 4, 2009
 
Sugar babies wrote:
He looks better than Joe Don Baker.I had never saw the real guy.thank you for posting it.
Don't worry about those icon things..........probably just some goofball that nobody likes anyway! I don't ever look at those things, myself. They are just someones opinion..........and you know how abundant those things are! LOL!
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Apr 4, 2009
 
If you want to learn about the real Buford Pusser, go to this website. Lots of Photos, documentattion etc.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crimemyths/
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Apr 5, 2009
 
bummed out wrote:
If you want to learn about the real Buford Pusser, go to this website. Lots of Photos, documentattion etc.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crimemyths/
yes, I know, like I said he started out to be a good guy, but he changed. I knew him in real life.
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I don't think it was about trying to eliminate corruption at the state line so much as it was about being in control of the corruption. Whoever had control had the opportunity to make a great deal of money. If the state liners had control, they made money. If a sheriff had control, he could make a great deal of money by accepting payoffs for overlooking violations and criminal activity by joint operators, moonshiners and bootleggers.
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Apr 20, 2013
 
The goofy looking guy was Bo Svenson who was as goofy looking as Joe Don Baker, and Brian Denehey who played Buford Pusser in another sequel called "Hard Stick". But, I would only call them goofy as I was running away, with a tail wind, in an F-14, with them having a dead battery....and even then I'd be looking over my shoulder!
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I used to be a big fan of Buford's. So much so that I went to Adamsville and Selmer to interview many of the real life people from the movie "Walking Tall". The Club owners, moonshiners, bootleggers and Law Enforcement Officers. I Walked away with the knowledge that Buford Pusser was part of the problem at the state line, not part of the solution. He was corrupt as a sheriff accepting payoffs from a lot of people. Too bad Phil Karlson didn't check the story out before he made "Walking Tall". There weren't many good guys in the true story. I now understand why so many of the locals believe that there was no ambush and that Pusser may have murdered his own wife.
Go to yahoogroups and look for the forum crimemyths if you want to see lots of photos and documentation on the subject. They tell both sides of the story
you are mike elam who hates pusser for some reason
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Apr 21, 2013
 
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<quoted text>you are mike elam who hates pusser for some reason
. It wasn't me and I don't hate Pusser...I appreciate the truth and the truth is that the Pusser legend is built mostly I'm lies and myth.
Mike
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I have looked for this movie 'walking tall' with joe don baker for years I really likedit

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