In part two of our short series on the cowboy, we dive into the peak years of the big cattle drives, the crystallization of American cowboy accoutrements, and take a look at some of the noteworthy personalities that made names for themselves in and around the cattle towns of the second half of the nineteenth century.
Show notes and links:
- The History Files #76: Cowboys Pt. 1 (csicon.fm)
- Bad Cat Productions (youtube.com)
- Charlie Siringo (author of “A Texas Cowboy”)
- “Arizona Cowboys”, Dane Coolidge (amazon.com)
- “Bear River” Thomas J. Smith
- John Wesley Hardin
- Elmer Keith
- Monte Walsh (1970 film)
- Bad Cat Store at Zazzle (zazzle.com)
- Archive.org – today’s special music, “Get Along Little Doggies” performed by the Cartwright Brothers (1927)
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