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Cap Guns
The Antique Cowboy
Cap Gun Paradise
Toy Gunslinger
Piñon Collectibles
Turner-Nichols Service Center
Cap Gun Treasures
GrandDad's Toy Box
Jim's Vintage Toys
The Ten Gallon Hat
Cap Gun Toys

Get THE BOOK on the History of Nichols Industries

Plaque on side of main Nichols Industries, Inc. building.
Photo courtesy of Bob Terry, our distant cousin!
These are pages from the Grand Opening Program of December 10, 1955.

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The Nichols Trio!
This fine photo was taken on the Grand Opening Day in 1955.
Lewis W. Nichols, Sr. • Talley W. Nichols • Lewis W. Nichols, Jr.

STANDING TALL Titled "Human Statue of Liberty," this image was taken at Camp Dodge in Iowa and used eighteen thousand men.

Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000
Total men: 18,000

Most of this country is quite conservative and has the strong Judeo-Christian values of our Founding Fathers. There was a time not so long ago when kids respected their teachers, boys would get in a fight and it was simply fists and everybody didn't have to be told what to do, for they had already been taught by their parents. Now we seem to have forgotten our way and have left the ideals of our parents behind and have changed from a "Melting Pot" to a "Salad Bowl." We weren't perfect in "The Good Old Days," but there was obviously a stronger unwritten moral code of ethics. Something has happened and now the schools are a mess, crime is up, and you don't let your children roam around town unsupervised. Child abuse is way up, pornography is rampant and human beings just don't respect human beings like they used to. I'm not saying that everybody needs to have my particular set of values, but like Job, I am proud to say that I know that my Redeemer liveth and will stand upon the earth in the last day. His name is Jesus Christ and if the Christians of this nation would repent and turn from their ways, there are so many of us that God would heal our nation and return us to the Glory that once was ours. We would again become respected by other nations (if feared is what it takes, then feared is what it TAKES!) and our streets and more importantly, our hearts, would become clean again and God would write His Word upon our hearts. This nation is a haven for the Jews, God's Chosen People, the Christians and yes, all others who will abide by our laws, but should be governed by the Judeo-Christian Ethic that has served us well for hundreds of years. Please exhort your fellow citizens to stand up for the Constitution, which I believe was written by men, but inspired by God Himself. For if we who are paying attention and love God don't do it, then who will? When you stand up for God, then you are standing up for your fellow man and yourself and can hold your head high.

— Mike Nichols

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