was Tough on Cowboys in the Open Range Era.....
RussellThe Cowboy Years
By Jane Lambert, Stevensville,
Con Price has a long recollection of spending
the early winter (1890) with Charlie and three others. He wrote:
They throwed together a log cabin on Warm
Spring Creek, in the Judith
It had a dirt roof, dirt floor. Our cooking utensils were a frying
pan and a coffee pot, and very little grub, as we were all broke when the winter
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By John Brand, Buckaroo Leather, Diamond Springs, CA
the 1800s, life out West in the pioneer days was rough. Farmers and cowboys
worked from morning until night. The land was vast and had many dangers.
Neighbors were scarce; there were no other houses, buildings, streets, or even
fences indicating another homestead.
If you were a child, how would you entertain yourself?
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