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Women Of The Land

And nowhere does that river of true cowgirl spirit flow more deeply and more true than through the veins of the mother-and-daughter matriarchs of the legendary Four Sixes   Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion.     By Susan L. Ebert at … Continue reading

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She rode over the grasslands with her rifle always handy, and during a feud with a neighbor shot the horn off his saddle while he was sitting on it. Those who knew her said she wouldn’t have missed if she … Continue reading

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Special Cowboy Moments Ep146: History of Miles City

From my old Cyber Buddy, John L Moore: Follow the link to see John and watch the first Miles City SCM RFDTV episode to debut on May 2nd. If you don’t feel compelled to watch the video all the way … Continue reading

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The great Chisholm Trail turns 150

The Chisholm Trail was finally closed because of the proliferation of barbed wire that closed  the vast grazing lands in Texas and became a barrier to following original trails… Its legacy, however, lives on. South Texas, its large and small … Continue reading

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Native Americans Loved Private Property

Appealing as this image of a Native American environmental ethic is, it is not accurate. With the War of Yankee Aggression being the first, the propaganda camp version of the history of America’s Western Frontier is the second most lied … Continue reading

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Why early New Mexico turned from cattle to sheep

via Richard Beals Blog The premier New Mexico historian Marc Simmons wrote recently in the Santa Fe New Mexican. The story of the beginnings of New Mexico’s livestock industry is preserved in long-buried Spanish documents, found scattered in the state’s rich archives. … Continue reading

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