Abe Lincoln, Indian Fighter

Early military service helped the future president bolster his political career.

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Watt Matthews: Dean of Texas Cattlemen

Don’t be fooled by the East Coast college diploma—Watt Matthews was a true Westerner.

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How to swim cattle

From the words of Fay Ward's The Cowboy at Work(1958), how to safely and successfully swim cattle.

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Jesse Chisholm

Though neither a rancher nor much of a cowboy, Jesse Chisholm established the most well-known and trafficked cattle trail in American history.

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The Greatest Women in Rodeo

Women have been part of rodeo since its early days. Here are five of the greatest female competitors in the sport!

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The Greatest Frontier Explorers

Before cowboys and cattle trails, frontiersman blazed the path to the West. Here are five of the greatest frontier explorers.

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Horses of War

From George Washington's beloved sorrel to a little mare who braved the front lines of the Korean War, here are five unsung equine heroes.

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Historic Western Hotels

Step back in time with a stay at a historic Old West hotel.

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Writing the West

Will James was a cowboy, cattle thief, author, and artist.

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Cowboy Deluxe

Dedicated to the cowboy life, cowboy Tom Blasingame spent more than 80 years in the saddle.

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The Legend Lives On

Lane Frost would have turned 50 this year, but despite being gone for almost 25 years, he continues to influence the sport of bull riding and rodeo.

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