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The Nooseletter
Vol. 3 - No.01 January, 2021 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Happy Yew Near! er... um... Happy New Year Everybody! The vacine is finally out and being distributed, rather slowly, but still, it is an improvement. There is a light at the end of this rather dark tunnel.

This month, we have a story about John Wayne and Roy Hampton, brought to us by our very own Bret Hampton (Roy's Son).

Our featured video this month comes with an article as well. One of our Reel Cowboy members, Mark Weinger has a very talented brother and goes by the name "Shofar the Great". Watch the video (below) or read the article.

In other news: Our favorite Reel Cowboys photographer, Lorin Hadlock has been invited to to help with graphic arts and take some pictures at the new Hollywood Museum (Academy of Motion Pictures) which is due to open in the fall of 2021. Congratulations Lorin.

~Charles P. Scott

John Wayne's Last Picture
~Bret Hampton
"I grew up loving the west," fine artist Roy Hampton reflects. "Must've been the one room schoolhouse I started in. Thousand Oaks and Westlake were country back then."

That love and his flavorful style have earned Roy the distinction of being the last artist to paint a commissioned portrait of the legendary John Wayne.
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Samuel Colt
~ by Dakota Livesay
Learn how the "peace maker" came to existance and how Samuel Colt made it all happen in another Chronicle of the Old West story by Dakota Livesay!

Samuel Colt's invented the Peace maker, but here are some of his other ventures.
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Old West Town for Sale
~ by Janine Puhak
A replica old-timey town in New Mexico has hit the market for $1.6 million, offering the right buyer a unique opportunity to saddle up and own 18 buildings across 58 acres.

Though the Town of Gabriella hopes to preserve the history of the American West, it rose up relatively recently, after the plot near the Datil Mountains was purchased by owner Larry Iams 20 years ago, the New York Post reports. Like true cowboys, Larry and his wife Janet proudly brought their vision for the rustic, replica settlement to life...
Jimmy Stewart's Dog Beau
~ by Cyrus Saatsaz
The video clip below is from an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart was Carson’s guest that evening. During the interview, taped 30 years ago in 1981, Stewart decided to read a poem to Carson and the audience. Initially, it seemed like a lighthearted moment, evident when both Carson and the audience were laughing during the beginning of the reading. After a few moments, it was clear that Stewart was presenting to everyone a very touching moment — words from the...
Seeking Common Ground
~ by Bob Boze Bell
When it comes to the future, history is our best guide.

The good news first: the end of the 1918 influenza pandemic in 1920 led almost directly to the Roaring Twenties because everyone in the country was so ready to kick out the jams after all the death and depressing times. So let’s hope that history repeats itself this year.

And on that note, we thought it was high time to find common ground and set a new course for the future after a truly awful and depressing year...
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What History Had Taught Me
~ by Reba McEntire
This November, the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, inducted Reba McEntire and her mother, Jacqueline, into the Hall of Fame. An Oklahoma native, Reba has sold 56 million albums worldwide, with 35 number one singles on the music charts.

The singer has also acted in 11 movies and starred in Broadway’s Annie Get Your Gun and in her Reba sitcom.

Her holiday offerings this year include: hosting CMA Country Christmas on ABC and the releases of My Kind of Christmas album from Nash Icon Records and her boot line with Justin Boot Company, Reba by Justin.

On the family ranch, my first duty was driving for Daddy while he put hay out. He’d put a 50-pound sack...
Western Slang, Lingo, & Phrases
~ by Legends of America
Ever wonder what some of them thar’ words mean when you’re reading an Old West novel, watching a historic movie, or maybe even digging through your grandparents’ old letters? Well, here’s a guide to help!

From the wild and wooly mining camps to the rampages of the Civil War, to the many cowboys riding on the range, these folks often used terms and phrases that are hard to figure out today. Yet other sayings still remain in everyday language, though usually specific to certain regions.

From the pages of period newspapers, books, and century-old dictionaries comes the slang, lingo, and phrases of the American West. Even if you’re not looking for a definition, you’ll get a peek into the charm and character of a historic era.
The Modern Cowboy
~ by Aleeya Laureola
The world is evolving at a rapid pace. With the rise of self-driving tractors, motion-activated cameras, and livestock monitoring smartphone apps, it is clear the agricultural industry is adapting to the future one innovation at a time. Here are a few examples of innovations in the beef cattle industry today:

Smartphone apps for monitoring BCS and overall herd health. Drones for herding, managing pastures, and checking fences & resources. RFID cattle ear tags for identification and recording individual data. Sophisticated livestock genetic research for more efficient cattle breeding. Cattle equipment designed for humane livestock handling. All sectors of the cattle industry are faced with challenges brought by false information propagated in mass media...
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Shofar the Great Intro
Robert Weinger (Mark Weinger's brother) is Shofar the Great.
Read the Article by Deborah Finebaum

Patty Was a Cowgirl

Them girls who made them patties
Were Pat and Dot and May
Them girls who made them patties
Won't feed on winter hay
The boss got in the buyer and
he sent the girls away
And now my wee pie makers
Are pies themselves today Oh, I would rather they'd stopped
on the farm, y'know
But in a farm economy well,
that's the way things go, so
They'll show up in cling wrap on
some townie cafe tray
With sprigs of thyme and celery
and dots of mayonnaise...

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