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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Are you a COWBOY?

Have you ever booted a big steer up from his sleep so you could spread your bedroll on the ground he’s warmed up? That’s what George Armstrong tells about the “cowboys” in 1900.

A cowboy’s work began in the spring when he was “hired on”. Generally, it began with branding continuing on until fall shipping. There was seldom a day off. In the saddle at daybreak after a 4 a.m. breakfast. Catch your horse and set the saddle on the hump in his back, walk him til he sweats and then climb aboard for the days work. Back for an early dinner and more riding. Back again...


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