Category Archives: Cowboys In History

Billy The Kid History

Billy the Kid is an American legend. He has been depicted in countless songs and films (not to mention making an appearance in an episode of almost every western TV show!).  This 17 minute video by Bob Terry is a … Continue reading

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Cowboys, Tobacco, Books, and History~Quote by Gene Rhodes

Gene Rhodes (Eugene Manlove Rhodes 1869-1934) was an old-time cowboy who became a writer of western fiction, in his fiction he had the delightful habit of pausing in the midst of the story to add a bit of non-fiction. A … 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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Theodore Roosevelt’s Experience With Cowboys

  David McCullough sums up some of what Theodore Roosevelt said of cowboys: “He wrote of their courage, their phenomenal physical endurance. He liked their humor, admired the unwritten code that ruled the cow camp ‘Meanness, cowardice, and dishonesty are … Continue reading

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