- The Cowboy and His Honorby Andrew J. Pankratz“You’re a liar!” “No, I ain’t!” “Just lied again in denying it!” “Insult me once more, and I’ll plant you in boot hill!” We all know how this ends. On the surface, it seems to be a couple of cantankerous cowboys who are just spoiling for a fight.Continue reading “The Cowboy and His Honor”
- Gunfighters in the Wild Westby Andrew J. PankratzBy Andrew Pankratz The typical Western movie or novel ends with a glamorous gunfight on a dusty street. What could be more romantic, than a chance to publicly vindicate yourself, and have a few dozen witnesses to your proficiency with a gun? But did it ever actually happen?Continue reading “Gunfighters in the Wild West”
- Cowboy Foodby Andrew J. PankratzWhat exactly did the cowboys eat on a cattle drive? They were driving cattle nearly every hour of daylight, and riding horses over rough ground, and fighting rougher longhorns. The rigorous work left the cowboys dog-tired and ready to eat a “whole mule and a hamper of greens.”Continue reading “Cowboy Food”
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