Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories~Review

Elisabeth Foley caught my attention with this book.  Wanderlust Creek is a collection of 6 short stories, which were published earlier this year.  I don’t usually enjoy modern western fiction or films. But I found this book to be quite … Continue reading

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Western Radio Show~The Six Shooter

Once upon a time there was a man named Jimmy Stewart.  Many Americans know that he acted in western films. What many folks don’t know is that the same Jimmy Stewart made a western radio show in the early 1950’s … Continue reading

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History Quote~ On The Safety In The American West

“These men (cowboys) were my faithful guardians. Again and again I was all alone on the ranch with one of them. This was commonplace of the times. The men had to be with the women for protection, and there was … Continue reading

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Johnny Crawford~Mark McCain Portrait

  Johnny Crawford…who can forget that likable youngster from The Rifleman! I just finished his portrait, it is now in the shop!  

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New In The Shop~Hondo Lane (John Wayne) On Horseback

John Wayne on horseback during the final fight and chase scene in “Hondo” In the shop now!  

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The Log Of A Cowboy~Book Review

This book is an excellent detailed account of a cattle-drive, told by a real cowboy of the old days: Andy Adams(1859-1935). Although this book is classified as fiction, the dialogue and story are not a large percentage of the book. … Continue reading

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Western Ballad~Strawberry Roan

“Strawberry Roan” is an original cowboy song from the 1800’s, sung by Marty Robbins in 1959 on his album “Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs”.  A wonderful song that I really enjoy, especially the verse that describes the horse!   Painting … Continue reading

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