The birth of a legend
But the most expensive part of the toilet was the boots. As a rule, they were made of cowhide, and were made to order. They had a high sloping heel,…

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Brutal beauties in hats
Brutal beauties in hats, with careless cigarettes in the corner of their mouth, hung with rings, a lasso and riding on tamed mustangs - this is how we imagine cowboys,…

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Not a single chance!
Another myth was fighters who shot at the same time from two revolvers, never missing their victims. To begin with, even wearing two revolvers, each four pounds in weight, was…

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Wild West Show

After losing the election in November, Hickcock took off the sheriff’s star and left Hayes. But this city did not seem to let him go. Wild Bill returned to Haze six months later, in July 1870, and again his revolver found his victim there. Two drunken soldiers of the 7th cavalry regiment – Jeremiah Lonergan and John Kyle – could not calmly pass by such a famous person as Wild Bill. A quarrel broke out, Lonergan knocked Hickcock to the floor, and Kyle put a revolver in his ear and pulled the trigger. Misfire! Another second, and a new attempt will follow, but Hickcock has already managed to snatch his revolver. One bullet crushed Lonergan’s knee, the other two injured Kyle. The clash cost the cavalry dearly – Lonergan remained crippled for the rest of his life, and Kyle the next day went to where Sam Strohan had been restless for about a year. Hickcock thought it would be better if he took his legs out of Haze before the other soldiers arrived. Continue reading

Cowboy - “hero of magic dreams” or everyday drama?
Among other things, foreigners simply do not recognize the associations that are present in the Western myth for the American right, and for any American. Everyone wears jeans, but no…

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The Jesse Myth
At the end of the war, Edwards chose not to give up the Yankees and fled to Mexico, from where he returned only after the passions had subsided. Having become…

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What did the cowboys do for fashion?
Recognizable image He put on a poncho and jeans or boots with a narrowed cape and a wide leather belt, a hat and a shirt with braid, a bandana or…

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The new cowboy tradition
The new cowboy tradition made its way into the big world in two directions: Western films and heavily undervalued Western novels, which for many foreigners were the same as detectives…

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