Old West News Archives

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY

Once again congratulations are in store for Bethany Braley and the National Day of the Cowboy.

Both Missouri and California have passed a resolution to celebrate the 4th Saturday in July as the National Day of the Cowboy. And the great thing is the resolution was passed in perpetuity. For simple people like me, that means for ever and ever.

Incidentally, their web site is: www.nationaldayofthecowboy.org

HAUNTED SALOON

Well folks, right now we’re in Tombstone, Arizona Territory…The town too tough to die.

We’ll here doing some work on our upcoming Tombstone Ultimate Package..

While having dinner at the Chrystal Palace we ran into Terry “Ike” Clanton.  And he invited us to join him on his Tuesday night Internet TV show called The Haunted Saloon.

To see the show go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21250876

When you view the show, the set looks rather sophisticated.  But like most TV and film sets, as you can tell by this picture, much of the sophistication is an illusion.

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY

I received news today from Bethany Braley, the Executive Director of the National Day of the Cowboy, that the Wyoming State Legislature has passed a resolution recognizing one day a year as “The Day of the Cowboy.”  This is the first year they’ve passed the resolution and they made it permanent.

This year’s designated day is July 28.  If you’re not familiar with the National Day of the Cowboy, do visit their web site: www.nationaldayofthecowboy.org

It’s a cause in which anyone who’s interested in the Old West should be involved.

CONTINUING THE VAQUERO TRADITION

Our good friend Lee Anderson has just made the final arrangements on a contract with Moonlight Mesa Publications to publish his book Developing the Art of Equine Communication.

About four years ago Lee picked up an injured horse from the racetrack.  Because of Lee’s training skills, this horse he named Concho has become more famous than Lee.  They both perform throughout the Southwest in the traditional Vaquero style.

To see a sample of Lee and Concho’s skills go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd6qBns676c&feature=plcp&context=C3123dceUDOEgsToPDskLuNl8FoayqrVoBeer-cta4

 

GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Of all the Old West characters Wyatt Earp is probably the most controversial.  There are those who think he was the Old West’s greatest lawman, and others who say he was a con man.

Not far behind him is George Armstrong Custer.  There are those who feel he was a great military tactician, and others who believe he was a publicity hound.

 Tonight the PBS history series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will be airing a two hour special on Custer as a part of their month-long “Wild West” collection.  You can catch it at 8/7 C on PBS

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