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RIDE ‘EM, COWBOY! (cont. from page 1): Tom Mix became a star; he appeared in 160 silent Western films, and then had his own radio series. • When barbed wire began appearing around cattle trails and grazing pastures in 1870, cowboys dubbed the spiky fencing material the “Devil’s Rope.” In general, fences were rare on the Plains and in the West due to a shortage of available wood. Wire fencing was manufactured, however – not harvested – so many ranchers installed it to both mark their property and to keep their cattle from wandering. The thorny barriers forced some cowboys’ herds to make wide detours in order to find water and open grazing land. • The Singing Cowboy is not a Hollywood creation; cow punchers had been warbling to their herds long before Gene Autry ever picked up a guitar. Cattle (and horses) are creatures of habit, and any deviation from routine tends to make them skittish. Herds were used to hearing the cowboys call out commands and banter among one another during the day, and during the relatively silent nights, any outside noise (like a coyote’s howl) made them restless. As a result, the cowpoke on night watch would sing or recite hymns and verses to keep the animals reassured by a human voice. • America’s favorite cowboy actor, Roy Rogers, was really a Cincinnati-born man named Leonard Slye. His first film role of note was in support of Gene Autry. Once that the studio realized that Slye had matinee idol potential, they gave him a new name that they felt would look better on a marquee: Roy Rogers. • Why did cowboys of the Old West always wear leather vests? The obvious answer is that they protected the body against the inevitable bumps and bruises associated with the cowboy life. But equally as important to most cowboys was the fact that vests had interior pockets where they could keep their matches, tobacco, and cigarette papers dry. • Although today they’re worn more as a fashion statement, the footwear now known as cowboy boots developed out of practicality. The smooth soles allowed the cowboy to easily slide his feet into the stirrups. The high leather shaft of the boot protected his legs from the friction of rubbing against the stirrup leathers. The stacked heel prevented the foot from sliding forward through the stirrup (which could be life-threatening if the cowboy became unseated from the saddle). The loose fit and lack of laces allowed rider to slide out of his boots and not be dragged if he was thrown backwards from the saddle. • Some other staples of classic cowboy wardrobe were a bandana and a pair of chaps. The bandana was draped around the neck so that it could be quickly pulled up around the nose and mouth as a makeshift mask during dust storms (or in other unpleasantly odorous conditions). The (continued on page 8)

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for “Stetsons.” The hats kept the sun and rain off their faces and necks, and were sturdy enough to be used to heavy leather chaps protected their legs from prickly scrub 1. The movie cowboy haul water or fan the flames of a campfire. WORD POWER brush and cactus, as well as the occasional snakebite. known as Lash Larue • The chuck wagon has been around since about 1866. Unscramble this word: NUGGET OF • The Boss of the Plains isn’t a “who,” but awhat “what.” employed item It’s as the “Cookie” (as the chef was often called) worked longer KNOWLEDGE nickname that was given to the his Stetson that many weapon hat of choice? hours and got less sleep than the rest of Kovalchik the cowboys. He by Kara & Sandy Wood cowboys relied upon. John B. Stetson grew up in New had to rise at 3 a.m. to fire up the stove and prepare and What his was father. the nameIll health Jersey and learned hat-making2. from “Boot Hill” is not one specific cook the food… starting with scratch biscuits. of Dale Evans’ place, but ratherWhen a genericthe This word means: a forced him to travel West in search of a drier climate. In outfit hit the trail, the chuck wagon hurried to arrive at the name for any cemetery in the beloved horse? cow or horse thief 1862, Stetson designed the famous hat that eventually American West ready that served as destination ahead of time so that the food was when bore his name. a burial place of cowboys and the cowboys arrived at camp. gunfighters. Boot Hill was the • Stetson’s first customers were gold miners who camped • Arbuckle’s was the Starbucks of the Old version West.ofUntil the Old West a Potter’s outdoors as they traversed the Rocky Mountains looking Field – asold place for the burialand of mid-19th century, coffee beans were “green,” for riches. As legend has it, a rough-looking horseman those with nogrinding family or and consumers roasted them in a skillet before WORD POWER money. A cowboy who lost approached Stetson one day andQUIZ offered him a $5 gold BITS boiling. In 1865, the Arbuckle abrothers of with Pittsburgh ANSWER gunfight “died piece for his hat. Soon, other cowboys were placing orders ANSWERS patented a process of roasting andhiscoating boots on,”coffee giving beans, Boot Hill its name. then packing them in air-tight packages. Their coffee beans 1. BULLWHIP proved popular among chuck wagon cooks of the era, and 2. BUTTERMILK “I need my morning Arbuckle’s!” became something of a cowboy catchphrase. • Beef was in ready supply on the cattle Michael trail, so fried Stipe . . . .steaks, . . . 1/4/60 pot roast, beef stew, and short ribs were common QUOTE Diane Keaton . . . entrees . . . . 1/5/46 on the menu. Beans and sourdough biscuits were Nancy Lopez . . . . .served . . . 1/6/57 onWANT the side.TO Pie, RUN with apple or some other fruit, was Nicolas Cage. ..a . . typical . . . 1/7/64 YOUR OWN BUSI NESS? “Don’t squat with your spurs on.” THIStheir meals Stephen dessert. Cowboys loved so much that Hawking . . . .they Publish a Paper in Your Area 1/8/42 WEEK’S ~ old cowboy saying FROM OUR MISSION STATEMENT: observed certain rules of etiquette physically Gayle .·. . . . . .near 1/9/51 If You Can Provide: Sales Experiencewhile ·Crystal A Computer CELEBRITY Desktop Publishing ·A Reasonable In vest ment BIRTHDAYS George Foreman. . . . 1/10/49 “...the South Logan County Rural Health Care Network the chuck wagon.Software Kicking up dust wasFinancial taboo, for instance, will expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of provide for success! sinceWe it might get inthe theopportunity food. essential health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care • The practice of 1.800.523.3096 branding calves developed during the Call in our community through the cooperative efforts of mid-1880s, when cattle freely grazed on grassy plains in local health care providers and community service agencies.” Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Cowboys had to drive Current network members include: herds across long distances, and hungry cattle would often mingle with other ranchers’ cows when searching for food. Booneville Community Hospital The ownership brands on the bovines made it possible Booneville Development Corporation / for cowpokes to identify the animals under their care from South Logan County Chamber of Commerce those owned by others. RIDE ‘EM, COWBOY!

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