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Weekends at the Rockin' K Streaming Now
Raising the next generation of cowboys.
Fay Ward
Cowboy Chronicler
Fay E. Ward wrote a treasure trove of cowboy skills and history.
Camera Cowboy
Photographer Erwin Smith captured the daily lives of Texas Cowboys.
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4 Ways to Age a Horse by His Teeth
No papers? No problem. Use these four markers to age a horse by the condition of his teeth.
How Artist Jo Mora Captured the American West
Joe Mora explored and chronicled the West.
Cowboy Pride
Can there be too much of a good thing?
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The Outside World | When Social Media Meets the Cowboy Life
How social media impacts the cowboy way of life.
The Big Die-Up
Was this catastrophic event the death of the Old West?
What We've Left Behind | Examining Rural Depopulation
Examining rural flight.
The Rancher's Wife
The life of Evelyn Mantle was much like other frontier women’s—hard and lonely, yet rewarding—except...
Great Ranches of the Northern Mountains
From Colorado to the Canadian border, the basins, meadows, and parks of the Rocky Mountains enticed enterprising...
Standing Strong | How Rancher John Prather Fought To Keep His Land
John Prather worked hard for his land, and fought even harder to keep it.
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