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Welcome to the 23rd Annual

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

The performers, chuck wagon cooks and western craftsmen gathered here represent the finest in their fields. They are as diverse in nature as they are in talent, but they all have a common love of the West and the life that it offers.

Take some time to visit with these folks. Their stories are rich with history; their skills are seasoned with time. We hope you enjoy this year’s Cowboy Symposium and leave with a richer understanding of the “Cowboy Way of Life.”

Contents

A product of the

3-4 live Entertainment

10 12 4 Chuck Wagon Cookoff; Western Expo; Fam16-17 ily Fun Events; horse 18 Training & Skills 5 Chuck Wagon Cookin’

6-7 Entertainment Schedule 8 Family Fun Schedule 9 all Day Fun for the Whole Family

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a message from larry Entertainer bios map Grandstand Vendor map & listing Tent Vendor map & listing Entertainer bios, cont. 2012 lCCS Sponsors Chuck Wagon Information

ThURSDAY AROUND TOWN

DAVID bALL and the Pioneer Playboys at the Spencer Theater • Alto

supper show at the FLyING j RANCh

featuring Floyd Domino Review with Redd Volkaert, Tommy Allsup and the Flying J Wranglers

Symposium hours all DaY EnTERTaInmEnT Friday/Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission Rates DaIlY aDmISSIOn Friday OR Saturday: $ 20 per person

(Children under 12 FREE)

Sunday: FREE Photos courtesy of LCCS, Gay Harris and Ty Wyant

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday Night Concert

Saturday Night Dance

$50/$75 Reserved Concert Admission

$40 Dance Admission billy Mata, jody Nix and jake hooker

in the Big Tent, 7:00 p.m.

in the Big Tent, 7:00 p.m.

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GAtLIN bROthERs

billy Mata, jake hooker and jody Nix

AsLEEP At thE WhEEL

in the Big Tent, 9:00 p.m.

in the Big Tent, 9:00 p.m.

WEstERN sWING Is stILL thE KING at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and that is evident again this year at our concerts, dances and live daily performances on five stages.

ChUCK WAGON COOKOFF

Named “bEst ChUCKWAGON CONtEst” for 2012 by True West Magazine. One of the highlights of the Symposium is the World Championship Chuckwagon Competition (featured on the Food Network’s “All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge”) with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on their mouth-watering food, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire.

D’s WORhLEst RIC WAGON K ChUCOKOFF!! CO

October 13 • 12 p.m.

sAtURDAy LUNCh $22 per person

sUNDAy bREAKFAst October 14 • 8:30 a.m.

Western Expo Every vendor that comes to the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium must have a Western-style product. Our vendors come from across the Southwest to offer top quality merchandise. Please shop, support and thank them for their participation. Remember that on Sunday admission to the Symposium is free, which gives you another opportunity to come back and shop with our vendors one last time.

Family Fun Events

Enjoy the many, varied activities (performances, educational presentations and demonstrations) specifically provided for families and kids. These include the Kid’s Rodeo (Preregistration Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Section 3 Grandstand Winner’s Circle), Mountain Men Encampment, Mule Lady and more!

horse Training & Skills

If you’re interested in learning a lot more about the art of horsemanship, then the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is the place to be! Each day Craig Cameron, the “gentle horse trainer,” will offer seminars using his unique skills in handling horses at the Craig Cameron Arena. 4 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

$12 per person

ChUCK WAGON COOKIN’ Long a part of our western heritage, the chuck wagon originated in the late 1860s after the civil war when Charlie Goodnight fitted an ex-army wagon with a chuck box and cooking equipment. Ranch owners branded each chuck wagon just like they branded their cattle, burned into the wood with a branding iron. Wood was the energy source and since it was not readily available, the cook brought it along, either tied to the bottom of the chuck wagon, in a cowhide called a “possum belly,” or on a “hoodlum” wagon. The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Chuck Wagon Cookoff allows folks to experience the true cooking that kept the cowboys going. The participating wagons will compete over open fires exemplified by turn-of-the-century methods, using cast iron implements over wood fires and coals. The “real thing,” where the integrity and honesty of the Old West is preserved, revered and celebrated. You get smoke in your eyes, enjoy the beautiful Ruidoso outdoors, and listen to cowboys reciting poetry and singing with their guitars. There is no mystery in the food supplied to each wagon team. It includes dried pinto beans, a sack of potatoes, canned peaches, onions, tea bags, flour, sugar, oil, eggs and milk. Ice and 5 gallons of bottled water for cooking are supplied. Each cooking team is allowed to prepared their food items any way they choose with the exception of no barbecue or chili, no potato salad or scalloped potatoes and no addition food items. This year’s Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium purse

is $12,000 plus a Cowboy Roundup USA $1,000 bonus and beautiful buckle to the overall winner. It will be awarded in all categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners for food, wagon authenticity and wagon traveling the farthest distance. The Sunday biscuits and gravy purse is $1,500.

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2012 COWBOY SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY Schedule

Friday,  October  12,  2012 TIME/MC 9:00  AM 9:15  AM 9:30  AM 9:45  AM 10:00  AM 10:15  AM 10:30  AM 10:45  AM 11:00  AM 11:15  AM 11:30  AM 11:45  AM 12:00  NOON 12:15  PM 12:30  PM 12:45  PM 1:00  PM 1:15  PM 1:30  PM 1:45  PM 2:00  PM 2:15  PM 2:30  PM 2:45  PM 3:00  PM 3:15  PM 3:30  PM 3:45  PM 4:00  PM 4:15  PM 4:30  PM 4:45  PM 5:00  PM 5:15  PM 5:30  PM 5:45  PM 6:00  PM 6:15  PM 6:30  PM 6:45  PM 7:00  PM 7:15  PM 7:30  PM 7:45  PM 8:00  PM 8:15  PM 8:30  PM 8:45  PM 9:00  PM 9:15  PM 9:30  PM 9:45  PM 10:00  PM 10:15  PM 10:30  PM 10:45  PM 11:00  PM 11:15  PM 11:30  PM 11:45  PM 12:00  MIDNIGHT

RAY  REED  STAGE

LARRY  McWHORTER  STAGE

TUFFY  COOPER  STAGE

MC:  Kelly  Sco0  &  Larry  Sco0

MC:  Pete  Laumbach

MC:  Wendell  Solis

Coby  Carter

Pete  Laumbach

BREAK The  Flying  J  Wranglers BREAK Floyd  Domino  Revue BREAK Jake  Hooker BREAK

Devon  Dawson JW  Beeson Byron  Berline Coby  Carter Jimmy  Burson  Trio BREAK Flying  J  Wranglers

Wendell  Solis  &  the  Sidekicks BREAK Jimmy  Burson  Trio  &  Lucy  Dean  Record BREAK JW  Beeson BREAK Byron  Berline BREAK

BREAK Li0le  Roy  &  Lizzy  Show BREAK Billy  Mata BREAK Jody  Nix

Pete  Laumbach Jimmy  Burson  &  Lucy  Dean  Record

Devon  Dawson BREAK Sidekicks,  Brady  Bowen  &  Gregg  Gibbs

Devon  Dawson Chuck  Cusimano JW  Beeson

BREAK Sidekicks  &  Jack  Stone BREAK

BREAK Li0le  Roy  &  Lizzie Jack  Stone Texas  Playboys  &  Fiddlers

BREAK Sidekicks  &  Chuck  Cuisimano

DINNER  BREAK

The  Gatlins

BREAK

Jody  Nix,  Billy  Mata,  Jake  Hooker

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CLOSE

CLOSE CLOSE

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

2012 COWBOY SYMPOSIUM Schedule

Saturday,  October  13,  2012 TIME/MC 9:00  AM 9:15  AM 9:30  AM 9:45  AM 10:00  AM 10:15  AM 10:30  AM 10:45  AM 11:00  AM 11:15  AM 11:30  AM 11:45  AM 12:00  NOON 12:15  PM 12:30  PM 12:45  PM 1:00  PM 1:15  PM 1:30  PM 1:45  PM 2:00  PM 2:15  PM 2:30  PM 2:45  PM 3:00  PM 3:15  PM 3:30  PM 3:45  PM 4:00  PM 4:15  PM 4:30  PM 4:45  PM 5:00  PM 5:15  PM 5:30  PM 5:45  PM 6:00  PM 6:15  PM 6:30  PM 6:45  PM 7:00  PM 7:15  PM 7:30  PM 7:45  PM 8:00  PM 8:15  PM 8:30  PM 8:45  PM 9:00  PM 9:15  PM 9:30  PM 9:45  PM 10:00  PM 10:15  PM 10:30  PM 10:45  PM 11:00  PM 11:15  PM 11:30  PM 11:45  PM 12:00  MIDNIGHT

RAY  REED  STAGE

LARRY  McWHORTER  STAGE

TUFFY  COOPER  STAGE

MC:  Kelly  Sco0  &  Larry  Sco0

MC:  Pete  Laumbach

MC:  Wendell  Solis

Coby  Carter

Pete  Laumbach

BREAK The  Flying  J  Wranglers BREAK Floyd  Domino  Revue BREAK Jake  Hooker BREAK

Devon  Dawson JW  Beeson

Wendell  Solis  &  the  Sidekicks BREAK Jimmy  Burson  Trio  &  Lucy  Dean  Record

Byron  Berline

BREAK

Coby  Carter

JW  Beeson

Jimmy  Burson  Trio

BREAK Byron  Berline

BREAK Flying  J  Wranglers

BREAK

BREAK Li0le  Roy  &  Lizzy  Show BREAK Billy  Mata BREAK Jody  Nix

Pete  Laumbach Jimmy  Burson  &  Lucy  Dean  Record

Devon  Dawson BREAK Sidekicks,  Brady  Bowen  &  Gregg  Gibbs

Devon  Dawson Chuck  Cusimano JW  Beeson

BREAK Sidekicks  &  Jack  Stone BREAK

BREAK Li0le  Roy  &  Lizzie Jack  Stone

BREAK

Texas  Playboys  &  Fiddlers

Sidekicks  &  Chuck  Cuisimano

DINNER  BREAK

Jody  Nix,  Billy  Mata,  Jake  Hooker

BREAK

CLOSE CLOSE

Asleep  at  the  Wheel

CLOSE

Sunday,  October  14,  2012 RAY  REED  STAGE TIME/MC 9:00  AM 9:15  AM 9:30  AM 9:45  AM 10:00  AM 10:15  AM 10:30  AM 10:45  AM 11:00  AM 11:15  AM 11:30  AM 11:45  AM

LARRY  McWHORTER  STAGE

TUFFY  COOPER  STAGE

MC:    Larry  Sco0

Charles  Clary  &  The  Good  News  Band Jack  &  Deb  Stone Jimmy  Burson Lucy  Dean  Record Tommy  Allsup Mickey  Vaughn Rebecca  Linda  Smith Pete  Laumbach

GOSPEL  MUSIC  -­‐  TBD

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FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

2012 COWBOY SYMPOSIUM Family Fun Schedule Family Fun Friday, October 12

Time

Cowboy USA Roundup Tent

Wild West Mesa

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Mike Farmer: "Pancho Villa - Jaguar in Flames"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse"

Mountain Men Demonstration

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM

Bob Vardeman: "Railroads in New Mexico"

Blacksmith Demonstration

Sid Hausman:"Riders of the 101 Ranch"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Don Bullis:"New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood"

Mountain Men Demonstration

Betty Sims Solt: "Cowgirl Poetry"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

Bob Boze Bell: "Western Author & Illustrator"

Blacksmith Demonstration

Saturday, October 13

Cowboy USA Roundup Tent

Wild West Mesa

9:00 AM

Time

Jim Jones: "Cowboy Songs"

Mountain Men Demonstration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Don Bullis: "New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

Bob Boze Bell: "Western Author & Illustrator"

Blacksmith Demonstration

12:00 PM

Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Cowboy Storytelling: Moderated by Ollie Reed

Mountain Men Demonstration

Sid Hausman:"Riders of the 101 Ranch"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Mike Farmer: "Pancho Villa - Jaguar in Flames"

Blacksmith Demonstration

Bob Vardeman: "Railroads in New Mexico"

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Sunday, October 14

Time 9:00 AM

Cowboy USA Roundup Tent

Wild West Mesa

Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse"

Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations

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laRge selection of vintage native aMERIcaN JewelRy

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All Day Fun for the Whole Family FAMILY FUN PADDOCK

Calling All Little Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboys & Cowgirls!

Friday, October 12

Tomahawk Throwing • Pine Needle Basket Weaving Leather Crafting • Petting Zoo • Chuckwagon Biscuits Rolling River • Wild West Mesa • Dutchoven Cooking Mountain Men Camp • Blacksmithing

Saturday, October 13

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse

Tomahawk Throwing • Pine Needle Basket Weaving Leather Crafting • Petting Zoo Chuckwagon Biscuits • Dairy Cow Demonstrations

Kids Rodeo

Saturday, October 13 • 12:30 PM

Sunday, October 14

Tomahawk Throwing • Pine Needle Basket Weaving Leather Crafting • Chuckwagon Biscuits

WILD WEST MESA Friday, Saturday, & Sunday October 12, 13 & 14

Dutchoven Cooking • Mountain Men Camp Blacksmithing

EQUESTRIAN DEMONSTRATIONS

Section 3 of the Grandstands - Winner Circle Registration: 10:30 AM -12 PM The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse feature one of the best kids’ rodeos in the region. Held in the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, just like the pros, the kids’ rodeo offers exciting events for kids ages 3 to 10 years old. Rodeo events include barrel racing (stick horses), dummy roping, goat scramble, and roping. Come cheer on the little cowboys and cowgirls! All participating cowboys and cowgirls must preregister.

CRAIG CAMERON, known as “The Gentle Horse Trainer,” imparts his unique horsemanship skills and philosophy of training through short demonstrations. Craig’s demonstrations take place at the Craig Cameron Arena. Friday, October 12 • 10:00 AM • 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13 • 10:00 AM • 2:00 PM Sunday, October 14 • 10:00 AM Charity jacobs, the star of Trick Riding 101, a 4th generation rodeo performer and rancher on both sides of the family, never dreamed of doing anything else. Both Charity and her son perform as U Spur Rodeo Entertainment. She enjoys covering the history of trick riding and rodeo itself, promoting new and upcoming entertainers, working on her own presentation, and educating potential horse-buyers on the ins and outs of horse ownership. Charity can be found at the Craig Cameron Arena. Friday, October 12 • 12:00 PM • 4:00 PM Saturday, October 13 • 12:00 PM • 4:00 PM

to promote interest in the Paint Horse as a breed. We sponsor and encourage Paint Horse classes in all horse shows, pleasure and trail riding, racDIANE WILLOUGHBY, a.k.a. The Mule Lady, will teach you ing and all activities of the same nature in every way possible; all about the history and use of the spectacular mule at the by promoting good horsemanship and good sportsmanship; Craig Cameron Arena. and by educating the public about the qualities of the Paint Friday, October 12 • 9:00 AM • 11:00 AM Horse and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). Saturday, October 13 • 9:00 AM • 11:00 AM Ride and Slide II (West End) Saturday, October 13 • 9:00 AM ZIA PAINT HORSE CLUB is a non-profit organization that is Paint and All Breed Horse Show (East End) set up to promote and stimulate interest in the Paint Horse by Sunday, October 14 • 9:00 AM encouraging Paint breeding for conformation and ability, and 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 9

A Message from

Larry...

How time flies when you’re havin’ a good time. Doesn’t seem possible that this is the 23rd annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Thanks for the resources of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Hubbard and the dream, “know how” and dedication of Ray Reed, The LCCS is an annual major event in America. There have been changes this year and it has all been for the purpose of saving you and us money. We have been able to do this and yet not sacrifice the quality of the entertainment The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is famous for. We’re mighty glad you made the trip and if there is anything any of us need to do to make your visit better please take the time to shoot us an email or get my attention and tell me in person. Speaking for everyone connected to The LCCS, thanks for being here. Larry Scott Entertainment Director

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Entertainer Bios hEADLINERS

ThE GaTlIn bROThERS. Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there they went on to make music history. Larry, Steve and Rudy love to sing together. Raised on Gospel music, the brothers first began entertaining audiences in churches. They went on to score over a dozen top 40 hits, including, I Don’t Want to Cry, What are We Doing Lonesome, The Lady Takes the Cowboy Every Time, and others. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s the Gatlin Brothers packed concert halls across America. In 1992 they made the decision to stop touring. Then a promoter in Delaware persuaded them to return and do some selected dates. Today the Friday Gatlins have the best of both worlds, 7:00 p.m. families and fans, as well as plenty of Ray Reed Stage work as individuals and together.

ASlEEP AT THE WHEEl. “Western Swing ain’t dead, it’s just asleep at the wheel,” is a famous line from one of the group’s live albums. This isn’t your typical dance band; they’re an institution, an ever-shifting lineup (more than 80 members to date), of like-minded musicians Saturday 9:00 p.m. united under the leadership of Ray Benson of Philadelphia for the past 40 Ray Reed Stage years. The band calls Austin home when they’re not on the road. These Grammy winners have sold millions of albums which includes their 1999 release of Ride with Bob, a tribute to Bob Wills. Asleep at the Wheel first played at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in 1998 and again in 2008. With Leon Rausch, the Wheel was awarded the American Western Artists 2011 award for Western Swing Song, It’s a Good Day.

PERFORMERS TOMMy AllSuP has been an ongoing fixture at every Cowboy Symposium since its beginnings in 1989. His contribution to the music industry is legendary, having played in more than 9,000 Nashville recording sessions for artists of every genre. Born in Owasso, Oklahoma, Sunday, his career began nearly 60 years ago as a 9:00 a.m. guitarist with the Oklahoma SwingbilRay Reed Stage lies. In 1958, he met Buddy Holly during a recording session at Norman Petty’s, Clovis, New Mexico, studio. Tommy will always be known for losing a coin flip with Ritchie Valens that “day the music died” in 1959.

recorded a tope of Friday & Saturday his original cowboy 10:00 a.m. and poetry titled, Last 3:00 p.m., Larry of a Breed. He is McWhorter Stage single, has one son, 11:00 a.m. and is a profesTuffy Cooper Stage sional bull rider and equine massage therapist.

bOb bOZE bEll bought True West magazine in 1999 and moved editorial offices to Arizona. He has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on the west. Among the subjects are Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday. His series of western gunfights is titled Classic Gunfights. In addition to his efforts for True West, Boze’s work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Playboy and National Lampoon. He has illustrated numerFriday ous book covers and 4:00 p.m. appears as a guest Saturday speaker on the History JW bEESOn was born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma. 11:00 a.m. Channel, Discovery He was a natural ranch cowboy, saddlemaker and cowboy Cowboy USA Channel and the poet. He works for the Heart Ranch in Lipscomb, Texas, Roundup Tent Westerns Channel. and entertains at cowboy shows around the country. He had 12 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Entertainer Bios

bYROn bERlInE, a 3-time National Fiddle Champion, turned to a musical Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m., Larry career after earning McWhorter Stage a B. A. in Physical 11:45 a.m. Education at the Tuffy Cooper Stage University of Oklahoma. He has been touted as “one of the most inventive fiddlers ever ...” His skill, versatility and artistry continue to be recognized by his peers, the press and audiences worldwide. He has a witty, charming personality and his music is evidence of that. bRaDY bOWEn & FRIEnDS. Brady is a world champion cutting horse trainer from Jacksboro, Texas, who in his spare time has developed a successful music career. You can always count on Brady to dig deep to find a few songs that haven’t been recorded lately and bring them back with the Texas swing tradition. Band Members: Brady Bowen, fiddle; Hugo Chambers, drums; Friday & Saturday Joe Paul Clark, drums & vocal; Billy Dozier, guitar & steel guitar; Gregg Gibbs, 1:30 p.m. fiddle; Wayne Glassen, piano; Harland Ku- Tuffy Cooper Stage bos, bass; Jess Meador, 18-year-old fiddle player; Albert Talley, steel guitar DOn bullIS, western history writer, is Friday the author of eight nonfiction books and 2:00 p.m. two novels. He graduated from ENMU in Saturday 1970 and attended UNM. He has been a 10:00 a.m. student of New Mexico history since 1967 Cowboy USA and is vice president of the Historical Soci- Roundup Tent ety of New Mexico, sheriff of the Central New Mexico Corral of Westerners and in 2010 was named New Mexico’s Centennial Author by the State Library. JImmY buRSOn TRIO. Jimmy Burson, a full-time rancher and former Briscoe County, Texas, judge, has performed at Western music festivals for more than 25 years. Jimmy is a former church music director. As part of a cultural exchange program he Friday & Saturday toured Russia 10:00 a.m. with his swing Tuffy Cooper Stage band, Texas in 11:30 a.m. and the Swing, to 1:30 p.m., Larry promote his McWhorter Stage style of western Sunday, 9:00 a.m. music. He is the Ray Reed Stage

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Entertainer Bios

American Western Artist 2011 Award Winner for Western Swing Male. Band Members: Jimmy Burson, vocals and guitar; Lee Barlow, vocals and bass; Monty Gaylord, fiddle

teeth on a solid foundation of great music. Cusimano, after serving in Vietnam, began his career in the country music field. He has played lead CRaIG CamEROn, known as “The guitar in his own band as well Gentle Horse Trainer,” imparts his as in many other bands. Two unique horsemanship songs have won the Will RogFriday & Saturday skills and philosophy Friday, 10:00 a.m., ers Award for Song of the Year. Eleven 2:30 p.m. Larry 2:00 p.m. of training through Eighteen Nadine Lane Western Swing McWhorter Stage Saturday, 10:00 short demonstrations. Song of the Year recorded by Joe Paul 4:30 p.m. a.m., 2:00 p.m. Craig’s demonstraNichols in 2006, and When She Does Tuffy Cooper Stage Sunday, 10:00 a.m. tions take place On Me Right for Pure Country Song of the Craig Cameron the Track at the Craig Arena Year by Justin Trevino in 2008. Chuck is one of two male Cameron Arena, near the crossover. vocalists ever to win the Ray Reed Wang Award given at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium a few years ago. CObY CaRTER has been playing the fiddle for about 11 years and enjoys Friday & Saturday DEVOn DaWSOn (“Miss Devon”) is the singing voice of playing Western 9:00 a.m. Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in Disney’s Swing, 40’s Big Grammy awardRay Reed Stage Friday & Saturday Band Swing and 11:00 a.m., Larry winning Toy Story 9:30 a.m. and McWhorter Stage Texas country 2 compact disc, 2:00 p.m. Larry music. For the past eight years he has had an opportunity Woody’s Roundup. McWhorter Stage with multiple talented musicians. The LCCS music direcIn 2009 she won 1:00 p.m. tor, Larry Scott, gave Coby his own show and in May 2011, both the Academy Tuffy Cooper Stage Coby was selected to titled Fast Company. Coby has won of Western Artist’s several 1st place awards including Reserve Grand Cham“Western Music Female Performer of the Year” and “Harpion for 2011 and 2012 at the Bob Wills Day fiddle contest mony Duo of the Year” with Outlaw Jessie Del Robertson in Dalhart, Texas. for The Yodel Blues. CEE Dub Friday, 9:00 a.m., gained his reputation as a 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. fantastic Dutch Saturday, 10:00 oven cook years a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. ago while patrolling Idaho’s Sunday, 9:00 a.m. back country as Wild West Mesa a conservation officer for the Idaho Department of Fish & Game. In 1999, Cee Dub traded in his gun belt for an apron record on and began “patrolling” the airwaves of the Public Broadcasting System with his 39-part series: Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking. Cee Dub’s demonstrations will be held on the Wild West Mesa. ChuCk CuSImanO makes his 21st appearance in Ruidoso at this year’s 22nd Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Born and raised in Southern Colorado, and growing up on a large cattle ranch, Chuck has an extensive background in ranching. Since his father played in a western swing band in the 50’s and 60’s, Chuck cut his 14 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

FlOYD DOmInO anD ThE FlOYD DOmInO REVIEW. Grammy-winner Floyd Domino’s boogie-woogie and swing piano has been heard on dozens of No. 1 hits. Floyd plays or records with Texas favorites, The Texas Playboys and Asleep at the Wheel, among others. Floyd has released five children’s albums on his own label, Golliber, that have received rave reviews from the national press. Band Members: Floyd Domino, Friday & Saturday piano; Redd Volkaert, vocals and guitar; 10:45 a.m. Dave Alexander, vocal and trumpet; Devon Ray Reed Stage Dawson, vocal and rhythm guitar; Bob Baker, steel guitar; Terry Thompson, drums; Ron Knuth, fiddle; Mark Lowe, bass; John Shattenberg,fiddle JOhn DOWnEY, a saddle maker from Capitan, New Mexico, began his career shoeing horses, first in the country-sale barns and feedlots, and then at New Mexico race tracks. He quit the race track circuit and settled in Capitan in 1987. In the early 80’s he met and shod for Joe Smith,

Entertainer Bios a saddle maker. After working on Joe’s horses they would go to his shop and talk saddles. Under Joe’s training and by studying books, Joe became a saddle maker. He quit his horse shoeing and now works from home making and repairing saddles. His saddles have gone to several states and he specializes in ranch-type working saddles. John has made 25 saddles. See the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage.

W. mIChaEl FaRmER is a physicist who writes historical fiction. He has published 4 novels and Friday numerous short stories and essays. His 9:00 a.m. novels include the Fountain murders, the Saturday trial of Oliver Lee and James Gilliland, 3:30 p.m. the Sierra Madre Apaches and Pancho Cowboy USA Villa’sraid on Columbus, New Mexico, Roundup Tent in 1916. He completed The Vanishing trilogy in 2012.

If there’s a hometown advantage for Friday & Saturday anyone at the Symposium, it’s with the 9:45 a.m. Ray Reed Stage FlYInG J WRanGlERS, who just 12:15 p.m. completed another season at their wonderful Bonita City location just north of Larry McWhorter Stage Ruidoso. Band Members: James Hobbs, vocal & guitar; Cindy Hobbs, vocal & guitar; Corina Ripple, fiddle & vocal; Randy Jones, banjo, mandolin, guitar & vocal; Colton Boyles, bass; Greg Meeks, vocal GOOD nEWS banD. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Rev. Charles Clary, pastor of the J Bar J Country Church of Ruidoso, formed this traditional country gospel band seven years ago, when he led a group of followers to build a new church on Highway 70. Band Members: Tom Heiser, reed, sing lead, lead guitar; Jeff Schmidt, harmonic; Thom Sunday 9:00 a.m. Morris, bass guitar; Charles Clary, high harmony, keyboard; David Schevtz, Gilbert Ray Reed Stage Evans, Dave Pickel, Chuck Harrison

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Entertainer Bios

GEORGE GRaSSIE, a saddle maker and working cowboy for many years, knows what it means to have quality equipment. In 1982 he worked and trained for a year with Kirk Clawson, a saddle maker from Ramah, New Mexico. While saddle making has never been his sole livelihood, it has provided a good supplemental wage. He makes all types of saddles and other leather products and works out of Capitan, New Mexico. George has made a total of 97 saddles. See George at the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage SID hauSman will present the origins Friday of the 101 Ranch from shortly after the 12:30 p.m. Civil war until its demise during the great Saturday depression. Songs, poems and visual aids 2:30 p.m. are used to profile the cowboys and cow- Cowboy USA girls of the 101 Real Wild West Show. Roundup Tent This will include Will Rogers and Tom Mix who went on to become radio and film stars, as well as noted rodeo riders, Bill Pickett and Lucille Mulhail.

popularity continued to grow in and around the Fort Worth area. He strives to relay his love and passion for traditional country music to his fans. He is strongly influenced by the music of Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Farran Friday & Saturday Young, Curtis Potter, Leon Rausch and 11:45 a.m. Darrell McCall. Friday, 9:00 p.m. The Outsiders Band Members: Jake Hooker, Saturday, 7:00 vocals and bass; Rick Price, steel guitar; p.m., Ray Reed Randy Elmore, fiddle; Jess Meador, fiddle; Stage John Jenkins, drums

lOnnIE JOE hOWEll steps up to the mike to share some of the great harmonica music he has recorded on his Friday, 10:00 a.m. recent albums. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. His Texas-style Sunday, 9:00 a.m. interpretations Cowboy USA of many hits are Roundup Tent JakE hOOkER anD ThE OuTSIDERS. Jake formed his hand-clapping, own band at the age of 14 after growing up to the sounds of toe-tapping, crowd pleasers. Part of Howell’s show involves traditional country music of his father’s west Texas country teaching segments where he shows how simple it is to turn your harmonica into a train whistle, a fiddle, an accordion band. He signed with Southland Records in 1998 and his

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Entertainer Bios and more. Come enjoy these many sound effects at the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent.

JIm JOnES from Corrales, New Mexico, is a native Texan and a student of the west. He’s a life-long devotee of all things cowboy, a writer and singer of western songs and the author of western novels Jim’s western novels include Rustler’s Moon (2009 New Mexico Book Awards finalist) and his second noel Saturday Colorado Moon 9:00 a.m. (2011 Western Cowboy USA Music AssociaRoundup Tent tion Outstanding Western Book winner). He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two dogs. Jim can be seen at the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. kID’S POETRy COnTEST is a competition for aspiring cowboy poets and is open to local school groups. Contestants read their original poetry about A Cowboy Song as part of the competition at the Symposium. Listen to the poems at the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. Kid’s Rodeo, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse Kids Rodeo – Saturday, October 13, 12:30 PM, Section 3 of the Grandstands—Winner’s Circle. The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse feature one of the best kid’s rodeos in the region. Held in the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, just like the pros, the kid’s rodeo offers exciting events for kids ages 3 to 10 years. ALL participating cowboys and cowgirls MUST PREREGISTER – 10:3012:00 PM Saturday. PETE lAuMBACH is a native New Friday & Saturday Mexican who continues to sing and write 9:00 a.m. and about his home state, including songs 1:00 p.m., Larry about Ruidoso, Artesia, Santa Rosa and McWhorter Stage other towns. He operates a livestock com- Sunday, 9:00 a.m. pany in Hope, New Mexico, and regular- Ray Reed Stage ly performs throughout the area. He will emcee at the Symposium on the Larry McWhorter Stage. “A horse of good breed should not be dishonored by its saddle” (Arabian Proverb). Visit the lInCOln COunTY SaDDlE makERS EXhIbIT to understand the true impact of this proverb. Stop by their exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage to see and hear about the skill and art related to saddle making. The group represents a wide range of experience as saddle makers, including John Downey, George Grassie,

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Entertainer Bios Dave Nelson, David and Tanner Pope, Alan Townley and Lee York, who will recognize their mentors, Joe Smith and Harlan Webb.

lITTlE ROY of the Little Roy and Lizzie Show was the pride of the original Lewis Family Friday & Saturday long known 12:45 p.m. as “America’s Ray Reed Stage 3:30 p.m. first family Tuffy Cooper Stage of bluegrass gospel music.” He is considered a master of the 5-string banjo. His touring partner and foster daughter, Lizzie Long, plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and assorted other instruments. Roy and Lizzie have a current CD, Lifetime, with the greatest banjo player of all time, Earl Scruggs. bIllY maTa anD ThE TEXaS TRaDITIOn. Even though Billy Mata has been performing southwestern swing music for 30 years, his career continues to thrive, reaching new heights. It would be difficult to match Billy’s schedule of performances all over Texas and the rest of the world – his band, Texas Tradition, tours nationally as well as internationally. Billy is a past recipient of the Western Music As- Friday & Saturday sociation’s Male Vocalist of the Year and 1:45 p.m. Friday, 9 p.m. the prestigious Will Rogers Award for Saturday, 7 p.m. high achievement in the western swing Ray Reed Stage music industry. Texas Tradition Band Members: Billy Mata, vocal; Dave Alexander, trumpet; Floyd Domino, piano; Roger Edgington, steel guitar; Richard Helsley, fiddle; Ric Ramirez, bass; David Waters, guitar; Rocco Fortunato, drums THE MOunTAIn MAn EnCAMPMEnT will bring living history to the Cowboy Symposium as re-enactors and demonstrators reflect and demonstrate Old West and Native American culture. The Mountain Man Encampment is complete with teepee and equipped with historical items. Visit with Leroy Anderson, Wild Bill Housler, Rattler, and B. Paul Wenzel, and others at this display at Wild West Mesa. ThE nEW mEXICO bEEF COunCIl is a consumerfocused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of our nation’s food industry. As family 22 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

farmers and ranchers, New Mexico’s cattlemen have a vested interest in the wise stewardship of our natural resources and the implementation of good care-taking practices. As responsive producers, they share an interest in meeting the needs of consumers by providing high-quality, nutritious beef, while setting higher quality and safety standards than those required by the government. Visit their exhibit at the Family Fun Paddock. Chuck wagon demonstrations by the nEW mEXICO FaRm anD RanCh muSEum will teach you how to cook on an authentic chuck wagon and make “bag biscuits” at the Family Fun Paddock. JODY nIX inherited his father’s love of music and his talent. He began his professional career playing with his father’s band, Hoyle Nix and the West Texas Cowboys. As a front stage performer in his own right, he has created a mix of pure, traditional western swing and true country music which blends to produce his unique sound of today. He has numerFriday & Saturday ous albums to his credit and was a guest 2:45 p.m. artist with Asleep at the Wheel on their Friday, 9 p.m. Tribute to Bob Wills album. Jody was Saturday, 7 p.m. inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Ray Reed Stage Fame in Sacramento, California, in 1996. Jody was awarded the 2011 AWA award for Instrumentalist. The Texas Cowboys Band Members: Jody Nix, vocal and fiddle; Junior Knight , steel guitar; Robert Weeks, fiddle; Dixie Hankins, drums, harmony vocals; Brady Weeks, bass Ol’ GEORGE TWO FEaThERS is sure to teach you a thing or two, such as tomahawk throwing and pine-needle basket weaving. Be careful, you never know what kinds of things Ol’ George may have up his sleeve. Come and see him at the Family Fun Paddock. DAVID POPE’s life of fixing and building saddles began in the early 1970’s when he replaced a broken tree in his father’s saddle. He then put it on a bronc and the horse flipped over backward and broke the tree. Since that time, nearly 40 years, he’s cowboyed and built saddles. Joe Smith and Harlan Webb have both helped with his learning the art of saddle making. See David Pope at the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage.

Entertainer Bios

TAnnER POPE, a 19-year old from the Capitan area, has been in his father’s (Dave Pope) saddle Shop since “I was a kid.” He built his first saddle in 2007 and has continued from there. He has built multiple saddles, chaps and other tack, even boots. See Tanner at the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit in the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage. For lEOn RauSCh It all started on St. Patrick’s Day, 1958, and continues through the era, when he performed with Bob Wills in his final concert held in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 16, 1986. Leon has kept the music alive since then as lead vocalist. His legend, along with that of the Texas Playboys, has been Friday & Saturday recorded and kept in the Department of 3:45 p.m. American Music History for the Smithso- Ray Reed Stage nian Institute. A native of Lockney, luCY DEan RECORD started piano lessons at the age of 5. Anyone who’s ever Friday & Saturday watched Record play keyboard (piano, 10:00 a.m. organ or accordion) knows she’s smilTuffy Cooper Stage ing because she likes making music, and 1:30 p.m., Larry when she plays, everyone smiles. Since McWhorter Stage 1946 Record has taught music. Now, in Sunday, 9:00 a.m. her 80’s her music is taking her many Ray Reed Stage places and putting smiles on more faces than ever. She has traveled both to Silver Dollar City in Branson and to Vienna, Austria, to play western music with Jimmy Burson. Record’s talents make her a welcome performer on many stages. OllIE REED, JR., of Corrales, New Mexico, is marketing director of the Western Writers of Saturday America. He was a reporter, editor and 1:00 p.m. columnist for The Albuquerque Tribune Cowboy USA from 1976 until the paper’s demise in Roundup Tent 2008. During his years with The Tribune, he wrote Trail Tales, a long-running series of stories about the wild and colorful history of New Mexico. Join Ollie as moderator at Cowboy Story Telling in the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. ROaDRunnER lEaThER GuIlD preserves leather craft as an ancient art which to some extent still uses the basic tools of centuries ago. In fact, it is one of the oldest crafts known to mankind. Come watch and participate in handson demonstrations at the Family Fun Paddock.

kEllY SCOTT will emcee on the Ray Reed stage. He is a rodeo announcer and manager of Stevens Transport, Dallas, Texas. laRRY SCOTT has been the music coordinator for the Lincoln County Symposium since its beginning. He was born in Modesto, California, and has hosted numerous country music radio shows across the United States. He is an avid fan of western swing music and hosts western swing revival shows across the southwestern United States. He lives in Terrell, Texas, and hosts several Sunday morning radio shows. He will emcee on the Ray Reed stage with his son, Kelly. BOB “HOPPER” SHAnnOn has been blacksmithing for 16 years when he first opened Diamondback Forge for business. He is a self-taught smithy and his interests lean toward 17th and 18th century Spanish Colonial. Come meet Hooper and his wife, Kay, on the Family Fun Paddock. REbECCa lInDa SmITh is a Nashville recording artist and inspirational country/gospel singer Sunday and songwriter. On Memorial Day Week9:00 a.m. end, 2011, she performed her patriotic Ray Reed Stage tribute song, Forgotten Heroes, at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial State Park, Angel Fire, New Mexico. WEnDEll SOllIS anD ThE SIDEkICkS. An accomplished 5-string and tenor banjo player Wendell’s shows have taken him from Quartz Mountain Resort, Oklahoma, Six Flags over Texas. Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, and many concerts and dances in-between. He has performed with many well-known swing bands, some of which include the legendary performers from Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Wendell will also serve as MC Friday & Saturday of the Tuffy Cooper stage. 9:00 a.m., 1:45 The Sidekicks Band Members: Wendell p.m., 2:30 p.m., Sollis, banjo, 5-string & tenor; Bob Baker, 4:30 p.m. steel guitar; Mark Lowe, drums; Liz Talley, Tuffy Cooper Stage drums; Ronny Dale Schultz, guitar, trumpet, bass; George Uptmor, fiddler 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 23

Entertainer Bios

bETTY SImS SOlT learned the basic skills of good horsemanship while growing up on her family’s Friday, 3:00 p.m. ranch where she worked alongside her Cowboy USA father and five brothers. She began her Roundup Tent rodeo career in 1950 at a high school rodeo, going on to win numerous awards, including two NIRA Barrel Racing Championships. Betty started teaching in 1964, became a 4-H Club leader and was a charter member of the Berrendo Cowbelles. She also writes cowboy poetry and organized the first New Mexico Cowboy Poetry Roundup. Betty will be performing her cowboy poetry and participating in the cowboy storytelling. Join her in the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent JaCk anD DEb STOnE’s mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and in song ….to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. See Jack and Deb at the Sunday Gospel performance on the Ray Reed Stage.

Friday & Saturday 2:30 p.m. Tuffy Cooper Stage 3:30 p.m., Larry McWhorter Stage Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Ray Reed Stage

THE TEXAS PlAyBOyS. Bob Wills was clearly one of the nation’s biggest music stars of his era and this was his band. Born 102 years ago, Bob’s first appearance with the Playboys was in 1934; his last was in 1973. Bob and the Playboys were known across the country for their Friday & Saturday Texas swing music that became popular 3:45 p.m. Ray Reed Stage through dances, personal appearances and through the popularity of radio. There have been more than 600 members of the Texas Playboys though the years; many of the members of today’s Playboys played with Bob while others joined when the band began touring again in the mid-70s. The Texas Playboys have been a cornerstone of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium through the years, led by Tommy Allsup and Leon Rausch. Band Members: Leon Rausch, vocal; Tommy Allsup, vocal; Bobby Koefer, steel guitar; Mike Bennett, trumpet; Jimmy Burson, fiddle; Chet Calcote, bass; Coby Carter, fiddle; Wayne Glassen, piano; Steve Hamm, trombone; Mac McRae, fiddle & bass; Jess Meador, 17-year-old fiddle player; Larry Reed, sax; Terry Thompson, drums; Jimmy Young, 82-yearold fiddle player alan TOWnlEY had his first experience with leather24 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

working as a high school student. That experience for the next 20+ years included making repairs on his dad’s saddles and equipment . In 1996 he bought some tools, leather and a tree from a retired saddle maker. From that point on he’s been self-taught with the help of a few books and much trial and error. Alan feels his education continues daily as he has more opportunities to see other makers and their methods of constructing and as he repairs and makes saddles. His saddles have been sent to several places across the US as well as to Japan. He is currently located at the Saddle Shop in Ruidoso Downs, NM. Visit with Alan at the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage. ChaRITY JaCObS, the star of Trick Riding 101, a 4th generation rodeo performer and rancher on both sides of the family, never dreamed of doing anything else. Both Charity and her son perform as U Spur Rodeo Entertainment. She enjoys covering the history of trick riding and rodeo itself, promoting new and upcoming entertainers, working on her own presentation, and educating potential horse-buyers on the ins and outs of horse ownership. Charity can be found at the Craig Cameron Arena.

Friday & Saturday 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Craig Cameron Arena

RObERT E. VaRDEman writes in many genres but primarily spends his time in the Wild West writing as Karl Lassiter and Jackson Lowry. The Lassiter Friday, 11:00 a.m. books tend to be sweeping epics set in Texas and New Mexico centering on the Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Cowboy USA Victorio War, the Long Walk and early Roundup Tent New Mexico commerce fed by Bent’s Fort. The Jackson Lowry title, Sonora Noose, was nominated for both a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker and New Mexico Book Award as best 2011 novel. A notable Lowry short story, The Silver Noose, appears in the anthology The Traditional West. WESTERn WRITERS OF amERICa is a national organization of more than 600 men and women who write fiction, nonfiction, songs, poetry and movie and TV scripts about the American west. The organization was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American west and to present Spur Awards for distinguished writing about the west. Today, the WWA awards Spurs in 17 categories. See individual member bios for Don Bullis, W. Michael Farmer, Jim Jones, Max Oliver, Ollie Reed and Robert E.

Entertainer Bios Vardeman. Stop by their booth in the Grandstand beside the Tuffy Cooper Stage.

County Saddle Makers Exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage.

DIanE WIllOuGhbY, a.k.a. The Mule Lady, will teach you all about Friday & Saturday the his9:00 and 11:00 a.m. tory and Craig Cameron use of the Arena spectacular mule at the Winner’s Circle.

THE ZIA PAInT HORSE CluB’s Ride and Slide II show is an approved show by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and the National Reining Horse Associations (NRHA). Over the course of the 2-day show you will see many of the top riders and exhibitors in our area. The Zia Paint Horse Club is a non-profit organization set up to promote and stimulate interest in the Paint Horse by encouraging Paint breeding for conformation and ability, and by promoting interest in the Paint Horse as a breed. We sponsor and encourage Paint Horse classes in all horse shows, pleasure and trail riding, racing and all activities of the same nature in every way possible; by promoting good horsemanship and good sportsmanship. See the All Day Schedule for location and time for event and demonstrations.

lEE YORk started his career in leather work with a few tools from Tandy’s that his father bought for him in the 50’s. His first experience with leather work was at summer camp in Arizona. As a rancher his skills were used to repair horse equipment and make new items as needed. In 1998 he started in the leather business full-time. As his business grew he collected the tools he needed for building saddles and in 2007 he built his “draw down” stand, ordered a saddle tree and started his first saddle. He continued to build saddles and knows the importance of a well-built saddle to a cowboy. Visit Lee at the Lincoln

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Chuck Wagon Information

*Number indicates location of each wagon on the infield. PARTICIPANTS baR D RanCh (Wagon #8) Jake Davis, Brownwood, Texas – Ranch. This – D wagon is a late 1800’s International Harvester Leavey Duty Wagon. This wagon has been in the same family for over 110 years and has fed over five generations of cowboys. Chances are good that if you’re from Texas your kin has had a meal with us somewhere down the line. bISCuITFlaTS ChuCk WaGOn (Wagon #26) Dave McDowell, Chandler, Arizona – Ranch. We acquired a turn-of-the-century John Deer farm wagon in 2000 and after much work turned it into a historically correct chuck wagon. We began competing in chuck wagon cookoffs in 2001 and have won many awards competing in events throughout the southwest. We were also featured on a PBS cooking show with Chef Todd English and have been seen on the Food Network. Dave McDowell, head cook, has been involved in campfire and Dutch oven cooking for almost 50 years. Dave’s cooking partner, Kris Kircher, has been cooking with the wagon for a number of years. The team makes its home at Tumbleweed Ranch in Chandler, Arizona, where they work together with the Chandler Museum to host the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cookoff. Calk - ClaRk (Wagon #25) Wayne Calk, El Paso, Texas - Ranch. The Calk Chuck Wagons are maintained by the owner Wayne Calk of El Paso, Texas. The Calk “wagon shed” has two wagons in it, a John Deere Triumph which is a late 1800’s to early 1900’s wagon that came from Wayne Snider out of Amarillo, Texas. The wagon originated Chandlerville, Illinois, and Snider bought it in St. Joseph, Missouri. Calk did all the work of turning it into a classic chuck wagon, building the chuck box, pan boot, seat, brakes, tool box, and water barrel shelf. The second wagon is a modern one in comparison to the Deere. It is a 1927 Model TT Ford Chuck Wagon. It came into Calk’s possession in Riv28 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

erside, California. Calk again did all the wood work converting the one-ton stake bed truck into a working chuck wagon by stripping off the stake bed and replacing it with an oak bed and sideboards. The chuck box is constructed of Yellow Pine car siding and oak as is the boot. CanYOn TRaIlS RanCh (Wagon #6) Rodney & Kristie Carriker, Cortez, Colorado – Ranch. The Canyon Trails Wagon was sold new by Anton Schoepp in Biddlerborn, Illinois, in 1911. Made by Weber & Damme the wagon was used in St. Louis in 1912 and 1913 for hauling eggs. The tax exempt metal tag from that period are still on the wagon. The wagon was converted to a chuck wagon in 2010 by Rodney Carriker. C 4 b WaGOn (Wagon #20) Randy & Susan Whipple, Amarillo, Texas – Ranch. Gordon Whipple purchased this early 1920’s Weber wagon in the early 1980’s. It had been used on his ranch for cattle drives, brandings, caterings and just about anything. After his passing, Randy & Susan rebuilt the wagon and chuck boxes. The wagon reveals the original paint details found on the Weber Southern States Wide Track Wagon as well as the custom chuck boxes designed by Charles Goodnight. The C4B has competed in chuck wagon cookoffs as well as barbeque cookoffs, and cooks extensively for Budweiser of Amarillo. In fact this is where the C4B name originated – “Cooks for Budweiser.” C baR C RanCh (Wagon #9) Ken & Sue Cunningham, Hartley, Texas – Ranch. The C Bar C Ranch is located in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle near the town of Hartley, Texas. The C Bar C Chuck Wagon is a Peter Schuttler wagon from the early 1900s. This wagon is used on the C Bar C Ranch for spring/fall roundups and brandings.

Chuck Wagon Information

Circle Diamond Ranch (Wagon #11) Phelps Anderson and Bill Hartman, Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch. The Circle Diamond Ranch is headquartered in Picacho, New Mexico., The range was organized by W. E. Anderson in the spring of 1883 where it adjoined the Diamond A Ranch. The Circle Diamond Chuck Wagon worked the limestone hill country up and down the Hondo Valley. Sheriff Pat Garrett found a meal at the Circle Diamond Chuck Wagon every chance he could get as he rode Lincoln County and claimed this meal to be his favorite. Although this chuck wagon is not the original, the tradition of “good chuck and conversation” continues the old ranch traditions. This wagon came from an old livery stable in Springer, New Mexico. It was restored by John Wolf in Crossroads, New Mexico. Circle F Chuckwagon (Wagon #7) Bryan & Trina Fullingim, Petersburg, Texas – Ranch. The Circle F Chuckwagon is an original 3-1/2 ton Mitchell. It was sold by H.P. Waite Co. of McCook, Nebraska. nothing has been replaced except the brake pads which are the soles off a pair of boots. It has all its original paint down to the pinstripes on the wheel spokes.

Circle MTM (Wagon #4) Maureen T. McGinn, Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch. Condensed from a poem written by Maureen to describe her wagon: “… Found an old wagon wrench, that tongued a brave family wagon; Bound for the west and the open range; Some 3 prong forks and knives in a box of junk; At an auction, got it cheap cuz’ it was gettin’ late … Now my runnin’ gear, wheels, reach and tongue Manufactured by a wagon maker keen; My chuck and wagon box and the boot Manufactured by wagon maker … me! … You’ll surely get yer fill Of strong faith, prairie music, good food and fun, Cowboy style, so come on, and rest a spell, Let us show ya how it was done!” Cocklebur Camp Wagon (Wagon #2) Sam Howell, Odessa, Texas – Ranch. The Cocklebur Camp Wagon is a “STANDARD” with F.W.W. Flint Michigan on the hubs. The Flint Wagons Works in Flint, Michigan, started in 1882. It was purchased by Mr. Charles Crapser and was Flint’s first incorporated company in 1884. Here they built wagons for all purposes such as travel, hauling and for family use. This wagon started its life as a farm and grain wagon before it was converted to a chuck wagon. The Cocklebur Camp is headquartered in Skeen, Texas, once a community on the now abandoned Santa Fe Railroad running from Slaton, Texas, to Lamesa, Texas.

Croton Creek (Wagon #1) Paul Geeslin, Lubbock, Texas – Trail. The running gear on the Croton Creek wagon is a Plymouth, made between 1880 and 1900 by the Plymouth Farm Implement Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin. When purchased in 2011 the wagon had a John Deere box, but it was not known if this was the original box, since several wagon companies purchased their boxes from John Deere. Paul rebuilt the wagon replicating the Matador Ranch, Ballard Springs, South Wagon as his wife Patricia’s family had worked for the Matador and her third cousin, Gilbert Keith, was the wagon cook in the late 19teen’s. Croton Creek Association was named after a group of ranchers on the south Croton Creek in Kent County who neighbored. Paul worked for the Dunlap Ranch, one of the neighbors. Curly Cue Camp (Wagon #21) Clint Combs, Las Vegas, Nevada – Trail. Curly Cue Camp is a Peter Schuttler Wagon owned by Clint Combs. Clint’s sister Tina and her husband Mike Stallard are the wagon cooks who live in Albuquerque. Although Clint originally purchased the wagon because of his love for old western antiques. They have enjoyed getting involved in the cooking competitions, traveling and visiting the many locations and most of all meeting all the fun and interesting people. They like to describe their chuck wagon experience as “good food, fun, friends and family.” Diamond A (Wagon #12) Phelps Anderson, Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch. The Diamond A wagon is similar to the wagon used by the Diamond A Ranch around the turn of the century. The Diamond A was situated on the Hondo River between Picacho and Seven Rivers, New Mexico. The Diamond A Ranch was managed by Burton C. Mossman from the 1890’s until 1940. The Diamond A ran a wagon until they sold out in 1940. The wagon came from an old livery stable in Springer, New Mexico. It was restored by John Wolf of Wolf Wagon Works in Crossroads, New Mexico. Grubelnik Ranch (Wagon #13) Dale Grubelnik, Lubbock, Texas – Trail. Grubelnik Ranch is located in Raton, New Mexico, on Berla Mesa. The wagon is a 1905 Weber with original paint. Gummer’s Camp (Wagon #24) Randy Hawkins, Pima, Arizona – Trail. I’m Randy Hawkins (Hawk), owner of the Gummer’s Camp Wagon, which is a 1907 Peter Schuttler. My grandfather was a camp cook on roundups in eastern Arizona. The cowboys called him “Gummer” and it stuck with him 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 29

Chuck Wagon Information throughout his life. My grandfather would go out in the hills, do a little cooking, and I tagged along. My father was a cook in the army. I have always liked cooking. And when I went to my first chuck wagon cookoff and saw all of the wagons, I was hooked! I thought if I ever got my own wagon I would call my camp Gummer’s Camp. HOnEy DO SPOIlER (Wagon #16) Keven Romines, Pampa, Texas – Trail.

Texas. The JL Cattle Company Wagon also competes in chuck wagon competitions throughout Texas and New Mexico and caters events in the Abilene, Texas area. la JunTa (Wagon # 10) Wayne and Mickey Slinkard, Roswell, New Mexico – Trail. This wagon is an original Newton Calmar grain wagon from Wyoming. It was sold and warranted by Nick Redler of Albion, Nebraska, around the 1890’s. The grain box and running gear are original. It has the original Buttermilk paint of green and yellow. The running gear is original Newton #122. This is painted blue and orange. The tongue and brake system are original. lIZZIE II (Wagon #3) Rex & Sheryl Wailes, Bennett, Colorado – Trail.

This wagon is an early 1900’s Rock Island. The stenciling of who sold and warranted the wagon is still readable on the sideboards. The crew has cooked for cowboys at roundups, receptions, weddings and cookoffs. JaCkSOn RanCh WaGOn (Wagon #23) Thomas Jackson, Jr., Grants, New Mexico – Ranch. The Jackson Ranch, located on Highway 605 N near San Mateo, New Mexico, is a working cattle and horse ranch run by Tom Jackson Sr. and Tom Jackson, Jr. The Jacksons raise registered Longhorn cattle and registered Appaloosa horses. The Jackson Ranch Wagon is a working chuck wagon in use on the ranch regularly during branding season and for annual 4th of July cookouts held every year at the ranch for family and friends. The Jacksons have attended the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and cookoff as spectators and competed for the first time in 2010. This will be their second entry into the cookoff. Jl CATTlE COMPAny (Wagon #19) Johnny and Leonna Adkins, Abilene, Texas – Trail. The wagon is a 1910 John Deer and was purchased from Bryson Trading Post in 2000. It was and has been a family restoration project, making it into an authentic and competition-ready wagon. The wagon is used on Leonna’s families’ ranch south of Baird, Texas. Besides ranch work, the wagon has been used in community service activities such as school, church and historical reenactment events. The historical reenactments include appearances at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, as well Frontier Texas in Abilene, 30 | 2012 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

This wagon was built in Wisconsin and was originally sold in Bird City, Kansas. It held 66 bushels of wheat and sold as flax tight. The wagon is all original and still has the weight limits on the axles. The chuck box is made out of old grain sides from Rex’s dad and grandpa’s grain trucks. The boot and tool boxes were made out of old grain bins that had been used on the Wailes Farm to store wheat. The bins were constructed by the CC work group that was formed during the depression. Being able to incorporate the past into our wagon has been very special to us. ROCkInG RR ChuCkWaGOn (Wagon #5) Russ and Susan Richins, Phoenix, Arizona – Trail. The Rocking RR Chuck Wagon was originally a farm and grain wagon built around 1900. A plate on the running gear identifies it as being built by Pekin Wagon works, Pekin, Illinois. It was restored and converted to a chuck wagon by Glen Moreland of Moreland Wagon Works, Ft. Davis, Texas. The wagon has been used for cookoffs in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It is also used for demon-

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Groom, Texas. It is an original Bain Wagon. The Rodgers Ranch Chuck Wagon is used for competition, caterings and for fund raising. The wagon has been officially registered as a historical wagon and has a plaque on the wagon (#45). The wagon is at home on the Rodgers Ranch in Burnet Co. Texas. The ranch was started in 1860.

strations at various Old West Days and Outdoor Expos to promote the heritage of chuck wagon cooking. It is occasionally used for catering as well. ROCkInG T ChuCk WaGOn (Wagon #18) Lonnie Tegeler, Chappell Hill, Texas – Ranch. The Rocking T Chuck Wagon has been in the Tegeler family for almost 100 years and is now enjoyed by the fifth generation of the family. Originally purchased by Herman Tegeler in the early 1900’s, the wagon remained in continuous use on the family farm and ranch near the small community of Sempronus in Austin County, Texas, until the retirement of Herman Tegeler in the late 1950’s. Raymond Tegeler inherited the wagon from his father. The wagon has been officially registered by the American Chuck Wagon Association as a historical wagon and was presented the number plaque (#23) that is proudly displayed on the wagon.

San anGElO COWbOY ChuRCh ChuCk WaGOn (Wagon #22) San Angelo, Texas – Ranch. This chuck wagon has all original parts with the exception of the chuck box and seat. San Angelo Cowboy Church has been using it for catering at other cowboy churches for 4 years now. It was originally a grain wagon made by Birdseed of Notre Dame, North Dakota – the builder’s name is still on it. SOlanO WaGOn CO. (Wagon # 14) Vince Smith, San Jon, New Mexico – Trail. This Townsend wagon was made in Memphis, Missouri, on November 4, 1856, and has survived a few owners and is still in good using condition It now resides near San Jon, New Mexico. The makers name is still fairly visible behind the water barrel. It is new to me a few years ago. Since acquiring this wagon we have cooked for ranch brandings, family reunions, church gatherings and chuck wagon cookoffs.

ThREE hEaRT RanCh Formerly Rockin P (Wagon #15) Edward Parsons, Fredricksburg, Texas – Trail. In 2011 the Rockin P joined the Reverse K Bar K to form the Three Heart Ranch and Cattle Co. This late 1800 early 1900 Bain Wagon was restored to work cattle ranches RODGERS RanCh ChuCk WaGOn (Wagon #17) of the southwest. It has fed cow crews in New Mexico, Phil Rodgers, Bertram, Texas – Trail. Arizona, Utah, Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico. The experiThe Rodgers Ranch Chuck Wagon, originally from Kansas, enced “cocineros” on this wagon satisfy the hearty appetites was purchased by Phil Rodgers from Johnny Brumley in of hardworking cowboys and guests of the trail.

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