Michelle Crite is the owner and designing artist behind “Red STAR Riggings” a new upcoming line of Western Hats. These fashionable hats quickly become the admiration of any cowboy or cowgirl. At the 2009 Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, Noel Orsak wore her custom hat by Red Star Riggings. Her new hat became the fancy of everyone she talk too.
Michelle Crite "RED STAR RIGGINGS"
May of 1865, General George Armstrong Custer had completed his US Civil War duties and was ordered to Texas to command a division of US Cavalry. Texas was of vital importance during reconstruction preventing the possible invasion of Emperor Maximilian’s Army from moving across the Mexican border.
Houston TV News filming Michelle Crite (Red Star Riggings) & Mary Hill Hebbel at "SIX SHOOTER JUNCTION"
Sioux Falls, South Dakota host annually "The Spirit of the West Festival" which is the largest out door event in the midwest. Just weeks away, the events begin Friday September 17th through the weekend ending on Sunday September 19th.
Spirit of the West, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
I just received a special gift which is the book titled "Great Ranches of the West" by Jim Keen and Ami Reeves. The book provides a beautiful array of photo's and stories around working ranches in the 17 western states. As you open past the publisher's page of KM Media Inc you begin to find yourself on an adventure featuring the first of 30 family ranches each with a story.
"Grat Ranches of the West" by Jim Keen & Ami Reeves
Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving outfitted the first trail drives that moved herds of cattle which spanned from Fort Belknap, Texas to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The trail would become known as the Goodnight – Loving trail. The year was 1866 when Goodnight moved the first herd of 2,000 Texas Longhorns across the rugged Pecos terrain with a crew of 18 wranglers.
Wilbur Wilson Inspects Pans