Millstones of fate of Billy Kid
If the famous sheriff Pat Garrett and some other people who knew him would not have left their written memories of him, we would never have known that in childhood…

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Europeans were still more attracted by Indians
Cowboy did become a frequent hero of tabloid novels and large-circulation newspapers in the 1870–80s, but, as Lonn Taylor convincingly showed, his image, although heroic, was not uniform. In the…

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Wild West: Montana Horses - The Last Montana Cowboys
Tall boots, a wide-brimmed hat and a scarf around the neck, as well as an invariable six-shot colt - of course, we are talking about cowboys. During the existence of…

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Hackers of the Wild West

Dashing guys who fired from the Colts to the right and left, drunk to pieces and arranging a riot in the saloons – such a screen image of a cowboy instilled in us from childhood. But the real picture looks different. The farm laborers of the Wild West Cowboys (“cow” – cow and “boy” – boy) are modest prairie workers – farm laborers from large American cattle producers. Their history dates back to the mid-1860s, when fighting between the North and the South ceased. Continue reading

Songs of a Cheerful Cowboy

Not ignored by the sculptors and horses, the main assistants of the cowboys. Particularly impressive is the spectacle of the “Blue Mustang”, a giant figure of 32 feet high and weighing 4,000 kg, climbed on its hind legs to look at passengers arriving at Denver International Airport. But the largest sculptural composition in the world (and not only cowboy), is installed in Dallas, at Pioneer Plaza. On the very spot where the cattle drove once stood, driving thousands of herds from east to west. Many immigrant families will later travel along this Shawnee Trail, which leads to the West through Indian territory. Continue reading

The continuation of the legend

And it doesn’t matter that he was somewhat inconsistent with reality. After all, not all cowboys were white, and among them were many adventurers, scammers and people with a bad conscience. The myth is the constant tensions of the cowboys with the Indians (after all, many of them were themselves Indians), who most often managed to agree among themselves on many issues. True, Oliver Loving, one of the pioneers, died from wounds inflicted by Comanches, but this was extremely rare. Many discrepancies and in part of their relationship to arms. It was used by cowboys to drive herds, customize lagging animals, or guide the herd leader. But it is extremely rare to clarify the relationship. Not to mention the fact that two of the pistols, as we often see in the movies, none of them ever wore. Continue reading

Mastering the Wild West
An advertisement with a cowboy smoking a cigarette with a filter and claiming that the cigarette filter does not affect the taste of tobacco was presented to the clients. This…

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Hackers of the Wild West
Dashing guys who fired from the Colts to the right and left, drunk to pieces and arranging a riot in the saloons - such a screen image of a cowboy…

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Movie heroes and their prototypes: the Hollywood myth about cowboys turned out to be far from reality
Elements of a cowboy image: hat, scarf, plaid shirt The dashing heroes from American Westerns, scorching from two-handed colts, are nothing more than fiction, another Hollywood myth that significantly distorts…

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Rare minutes of rest at the ranch
He was taken to Lincoln, accompanied by heavy security. Lawyers feared that someone would try to save Billy, but there was no one to save him - all his close…

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