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Cabela’s Inc. Announces Passing of Richard N. Cabela, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
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Posted on 02/17/2014 3:24:50 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Cabela's Incorporated (CAB) announced that Richard N. Cabela, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, passed away today at his home in Sidney. He was 77.

Dick, along with his wife, Mary, and brother, Jim, founded Cabela’s somewhat inadvertently in 1961 when he purchased $45 worth of hand-tied fishing flies while in Chicago on a furniture and housewares buying trip with his father for the family’s Chappell, Neb., furniture store. With the flies not moving off the store shelf, Dick came upon the idea of selling them through the mail. His first ad, in a Casper, Wyo., newspaper, produced one sale. Rethinking his situation, Dick placed an ad in Sports Afield magazine: “FREE introductory offer!!! 5 popular Grade A hand-tied flies. Send 25c for postage and handling …” Orders started coming in and Mary typed the names and addresses of each customer on recipe cards and placed them in a shoebox. Realizing the potential for mail-order sales, Dick purchased more fishing gear and he and Mary produced a three-page mimeographed catalog which was mailed with each order.

Today, Cabela’s is a $3.6 billion company with a worldwide catalog and Internet business and 50 stores in the United States and Canada.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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RIP
1 posted on 02/17/2014 3:24:50 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Beau and I have whiled away many an hour on-line and in their stores. We’re getting a new one 15 miles from us; so excited!

You done good, Mr. Cabela! Love your products.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 3:27:20 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Great company.

RIP.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 3:27:55 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Off topic...

But do you think PA could be red if voter fraud were eliminated?

Or is it too far gone already?


4 posted on 02/17/2014 3:29:03 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He DID build that!


5 posted on 02/17/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I bought my last 2 firearms from Cabelas in Illinois.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve gotten to the age where 77 seems still too young to die. Do wish comfort for his family.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 3:31:26 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Red in Blue PA

When I lived in Kansas in the 80s, I used to order from them a lot. I did not know they even had a store.

A couple of years ago, I got one of their catalogs and thought they had gotten a lot more expensive.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 3:31:43 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Lurker

Sun Prairie, WI is getting one! Wa-Hoo!


9 posted on 02/17/2014 3:32:26 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
In before the left suggests a new CEO...


10 posted on 02/17/2014 3:32:34 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

PA is red with the exception of Philly and Pittsburgh. Eliminating voter fraud would be huge.....if any political powers were serious about it.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 3:38:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"passed away today at his home in Sidney."

RIP.

I totally enjoy the Gun Libraries.

12 posted on 02/17/2014 3:43:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red in Blue PA

He and his family didn’t build that....


13 posted on 02/17/2014 3:45:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red in Blue PA

My grandfather was a gunsmith over 50 years in West Port, NY, and died last year at the ripe age of 94. Cabela’s bought his entire gun collection from his estate.

A new Cabela’s is being constructed 10 minutes away in Garner, NC. Can’t wait.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 3:56:40 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: Red in Blue PA

Around here they’re eating everybody’s lunch on ammo availability, and at non0inflated prices.

Everything but .22LR. That stuff’s rare as an honest democrat*, even in Cabela’s.

*You can sometimes find it, but it gets bought too quick.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 3:56:51 PM PST by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Used to go to the original store in Sidney back in the 70s. Great folks, great company. American exceptionalism at work, and if you don’t like it Putin, that’s just tough.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 4:01:21 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ExGeeEye
Last time there was an Ammo shortage, .22LR and 12 ga were the only rounds available.

In keeping with my working philosophy of the time, I bought as much ammo in dollar value as I paid for the gun.

I should have plenty of .22LR.

Besides, both 12 ga and .22LR have the most choices of ammo so there is plenty of need to try various offerings.

17 posted on 02/17/2014 4:04:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: bigbob

Love going to the Hamburg, PA store.

Some little known facts about the Hamburg, PA store. It is the largest Cabela’s store both in terms of sq ft and sales and is the largest gun store in the world.

Also passed the $1 Billion sales mark not too long ago after opening in 2003.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 4:06:12 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What’s even more amazing is that Cabelas didn’t open its 2nd store until 1987, and then it was in Kearney NE, just 150 miles down I-80. All the growth to #1 ranking in the industry has come during the past 25 years, from a company that started on a kitchen table.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 4:09:37 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ExGeeEye

You can still get Eley Tenex Biathlon .22 LR... guaranteed reliable and accurate down to -20.

Only $24.00 for a box of 50.

;)


20 posted on 02/17/2014 4:09:49 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

21 posted on 02/17/2014 4:22:32 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A new Cabelas will be opening in northern Delaware in the next few months.

Those of us behind the Iron Curtain in Maryland can’t wait.

No sales tax in DE. 6% in MD.

We’ll be shopping early and often, and the fact that we can stick it to commissar O’Malley will just be icing on the cake.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 4:23:32 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Perfect!


23 posted on 02/17/2014 4:24:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red in Blue PA

RIP as I sit here in my “Roughneck” carpenter pants.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 4:26:39 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
But do you think PA could be red if voter fraud were eliminated?

Romney won 55 of 67 PA counties but not a single electoral college vote because of the number of voters in the Philadelphia area. Conservatives mainly win in areas where the population density is less than 800 people per square mile. A side effect of continuing farm automation is voters needing jobs must move to higher density communal living, and eventually become communists. Unless a plague or rogue polar submarine takes out some big cities it's not looking good for conservatives. One tactic that might help is to empower big cities to raise taxes on a simple majority vote and pass all the anti-business regulation and government hiring they want. They will all quickly turn into bankrupt wastelands like Detroit. This tactic should be called economic nuking because it looks surprisingly like the real thing.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 4:28:38 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Paladin2

I have several thousand rounds of .22, but never use it, because I’m afraid I won’t be able to easily replace it. I shoot 5.56 without any such concerns.

It’s totally bass ackwards....


26 posted on 02/17/2014 4:30:10 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Red in Blue PA

When I am back east (living in NW PA now) I make a trip to the Hamburg store. I can spend all day there like a trip to a museum... and at the end of the day maybe I leave with some beef jerky...though most of the time I save for Dietrich’s Meats.

If I don’t waste the day away in the Deer hall, aquarium, gun library, or shooting gallery... I could probably fit in Deitrich’s, Kempton Hotel, Wanamaker Kempton & Southern, and Roadside America.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:02 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Not far from Cabela’s (5 minutes) is the Pinnacle hike on Blue Mountain, a popular hiking destination and part of the AT. I often will do a 10 mile hike and then stop at Cabela’s for lunch/shopping.

http://www.midatlantichikes.com/pulpitrock-pinnacle.htm


28 posted on 02/17/2014 4:49:43 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Paladin2

“Last time there was an Ammo shortage, .22LR and 12 ga were the only rounds available.”

Just an honest question from someone who doesn’t know, when was that ammo shortage? And another follow-up, do you know what caused it?


29 posted on 02/17/2014 4:50:19 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Views from Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle:




30 posted on 02/17/2014 4:50:35 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: caver

0bama’s first immaculation; 0bama.


31 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red in Blue PA

RIP to a man who made a great store. I love, love, love the coat hubby got me from there. I call it my Sarah Palin coat. It’s gorgeous and warm as anything!


32 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:37 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Paladin2

Oh OK, I guess I missed that or wasn’t paying attention.
Thank you.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 4:54:44 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: jocon307

More than a great store, Cabela’s is an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment. That is the reason they forever have my loyalty.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 4:56:04 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: caver

I don’t remember it lasting as long.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 5:04:26 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

OK, I was just asking, thought I had missed something.
Have a good evening!


36 posted on 02/17/2014 5:06:49 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Cabela’s, clothier to gentlemen.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 5:09:15 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sorry to hear this. But I love hearing stories of accidental enterepreneurs.


38 posted on 02/17/2014 5:17:20 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Red in Blue PA

He didn’t build that. /s


39 posted on 02/17/2014 5:32:48 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I started with the Herter’s catalog which was the best there ever was.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 5:56:16 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Herein Washington state we have had a Cabela’s 50 miles south and one on the east side of the mountains for many years. Just in the last couple years we got one 20 miles to the north.

If it were not for Seattle, we would have a lot of good conservatives in this state.


41 posted on 02/17/2014 6:21:12 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Looks like its from the Hawk Mountain preserve. I used to hunt turkey about 3 miles from there in the state game lands. You can park on top and leisurely bike or walk in. there is a lovely spot just past the fire tower on the road up from Port Clinton. it faces north toward Frackville. sgl 106 i belive. nice country


42 posted on 02/17/2014 7:46:57 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: angry elephant

We in CA keep sending our liberals to you. They ruined our state now they want yours.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 9:33:51 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

=1


44 posted on 02/17/2014 10:40:57 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Love going to the Hamburg, PA store.

Cabela's and Dietrich's meats in Krumsville is my idea of a perfect day.

45 posted on 02/17/2014 10:48:17 PM PST by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence.)
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To: Reeses

Also count in Steel City, Pittsburgh as well. Otherwise PA would be red if it was not for the two PA ciites.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 5:08:09 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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