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Vol. 1 - No. 6 September, 2019 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
We are finally here in September, which means that Summer is finally over. I can't believe that it has been an entire year since the last Silver Spur Award show. This year, we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Bonanza, Laramie, and Rawhide. You can download a printable 8.5x11 or 11x17 flyer by clicking the appropriate link. Email them to all your friends or share them on Facebook and other social media.
Here is a message from the president of the Reel Cowboys:
"On July 20th, I went through a massive ordeal, as some of you may already have heard. I just want you all to know that everyday, I am getting stronger. I want to thank all those that prayed, and continue to pray, for me to get through this. I have slowed my pace down a bit and getting some much-needed rest, while still working diligently on the upcoming Silver Spur Awards show. Hurry Folks and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!"
~President Robert Lanthier
Meet Bob Harper, 88 Year-Old Cowboy Still on the Professional Rodeo Circuit
~by ABC News, Australia
Every year, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls converge on the outback Queensland mining town of Mt Isa for the biggest and richest rodeo in the southern hemisphere. Among them is Bob Holder, who won his first rodeo prize over 70 years ago when he was just 14. And he reckons he still has 10 good years of competition left in him.
Sheriff William Brady
In the Old West, killing a sheriff wasn't always a bad thing. But, as Billy the Kid discovered, you had to do it in the right way.

The Lincoln County War was going full tilt. William Brady was the sheriff of Lincoln County. Brady was known to be in the pocket of the Murphy-Dolan faction… the bad guys as far as Billy the Kid was concerned.

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Stagecoach Days - Banning, CA
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Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws PREMIER
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Reel Cowboys Meeting
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Reel Cowboys Meeting
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The Wild West's Toughest Lawman was Born a Slave
~by Blake Stilwell

The real-world exploits of this U.S. Marshal sound like the stuff of legend, up there with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Except most of what you'll hear about Bass Reeves is real. He escaped slavery in Texas by beating up his owner's son. Then he lived among the natives in the Indian Territory of what is today Oklahoma. He memorized arrest warrants and always brought in the right criminal.

Bass Reeves was exactly what the Wild West needed.

John Wayne is Under Attack
~ Walter W. Murray

It seems like a place that can’t possibly exist in the politically correct world of 2019, especially just outside the left-wing bubble of Hollywood.

But there it sits, a few miles from downtown Los Angeles: John Wayne Airport, complete with a larger-than-life statue of this legend of the silver screen.

The left is trying to succeed where movie villains failed during Wayne’s half-century career.

They want to bring him down.

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Bill Pickett Rodeo Celebrates the Legacy of Black Cowboys
by Christal Jordan

Lil Nas X’s hit single “Old Town Road" introduced millennials to country music and R&B singer K Michelle considers herself a trailblazer in the genre as she is currently working on a country album. However, truth be told, African Americans have had ties to country music and the lifestyle therein much longer than many realize.

According to, Black cowboys accounted for up to 25 percent of workers in the...

Why 'The Wild Bunch' Ranks Among the Most Influential Westerns
~by Bloody Good

In 1969 three Westerns vied for supremacy. “True Grit", the first to be released, was a nostalgic throwback. It featured a veteran star of the saddle, John Wayne, as Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed lawman who comes out of retirement to help a precocious little girl (it won Wayne his only Oscar). “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", which arrived a few months later, had a more modern sensibility. Its pair of outlaws—Paul Newman and Robert...

Life Lessons of a Young Cowboy
~by Jolyn Young

A young buckaroo shares his outlook on life, and we all might be better for it.

Wisdom is often attributed to those who have added a few decades to their life’s story. But, sometimes the youngest among us have the most to teach. Here are a few lessons I learned from watching my 3-year-old son Milo.

Never pass up a chance to run through a mud puddle...

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The Spirit of the Cowboy
~ by Cliff Erickson
The Spirit of the Cowboy...lies deep within the soul.
It makes no difference...if you're young or old.

Where the Spirit comes from...I'll never know.
It may have come...from an ol...TV show.
It may have come...when I stood on the plains.
and looked at the an ol...Wagon Train...
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A Westerner
~ by E.A. Brininstool
I knowed he was a Westerner
I knowed it by his talk;
I knowed it by his headgear,
I knowed it by his walk.
His face was bronzed and fearless;
His eye was bright and keen,
That spoke of wide, vast ranges
I knowed that he had seen...
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