Cowboys, who are they?
The first cowboys appeared in 1865, after the American Civil War. They worked on ranches (farms), which were located in states such as Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In summer,…

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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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Cowboys and Coffins
Cowboys worked on the ranchers of livestock producers and were engaged in detour of the ranch territory, repairing fences, searching for cows strayed from the herd, marking young and many…

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Stockrider

In the 1820s, Americans appeared on hacienda in Texas, where they adopted the techniques of working with cattle from vaquero (Spanish vaquero shepherd). From Texas and other parts of the Midwest, cowboys drove cattle to the eastern states.

The number of cowboys increased after the Civil War, when a cattle breeding boom began in the western territories. This business in the second half of the 19th century brought high profits. Continue reading

Experienced cowboy
So why did it take a dramatic increase in the number of shepherds? The fact is that grass grew on the endless plains of the West, which easily tolerated not…

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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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Who is a cowboy
If you ask the first comer “Who is a cowboy?”, Then in 99% of 100 you will hear a very short and firm answer: “A tough guy riding a horse,…

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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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