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Another month has come and gone, Halloween is finally over, and we are fast approaching Thanksgiving. I hope you are all looking forward to family gatherings and remembering all the reasons you have to be thankful. Robert and I are well on our way in editing the video footage from the 2019 Silver Spur Award show and it is going great. I hoping to be producing the final DVDs by the end of the year, which is much faster than we did last year.

As many of you know, I have finished compiling a collection of over 900 photos, from many different people, that were taken at the show last September. I have deleted the ones that were severely out of focus and the ones that were in focus, but pointing at the floor. I have color-corrected a lot of them and cropped some others. They are finally put on 2 DVDs that are available for purchase. The cost is $12 for Reel Cowboy members and $15 for everybody else (add $7 if you want me to mail them to you).

Send me an email if you are interested in purchasing them.

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Still Blasting Away
~ Henry C. Parke
Six decades ago this September 30, a Western series premiered, starring a ballplayer-turned-actor and a one-season Mouseketeer as father-and-son ranchers in New Mexico. Despite being a black-and-white drama, The Rifleman, distributed by the Peter Rodgers Organization, continues running on cable, Internet platforms and on DVD. Why does it endure?

The answer begins with the creators. Jules Levy, Arthur Gardner and Arnold Laven, who’d met in the Army Air Forces Motion Picture Unit during WWII, were given the chance to create a Western story for Zane Grey Theatre, produced and hosted...

 
CHRONICLE OF THE OLD WEST
Women Duel
In the Old West a woman was quite often the reason behind many a shootout. But today's story is different. In this shootout, a man was the reason for two women shooting it out.

The year was 1877. The location was Denver, Colorado. In May, the locals were entertained by midget Tom Thumb in P. T. Barnum's stage show. Three months later, there was a performance of another type that entertained some of the Denverites. It was the first of its kind recorded in the Old West.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS
  November 2
Reel Cowboys Meeting
(at Lulu's Restaurant on Roscoe in Van Nuys)
   
  November 4-10
Death Valley 49ers Encampment
   
  November 9-10
American Indian Arts Marketplace
   
  November 16
Reel Cowboys Meeting
(at Lulu's Restaurant on Roscoe in Van Nuys)
   
  November 17
Western Music Association Showcase
   
  November 23
What is a Western?
(Autry Museum of the American West)
   
Last Days of Geronimo
~by Bob Boze Bell

When the Apaches were transferred from Alabama to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1896, Geronimo had been a prisoner of war for ten years. It was during this period that Goyathlay and his brand name really started to take off.

In May of 1904 Geronimo is invited to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition being held in St. Louis. He’s offered a dollar a day, but settles on $100 a month. He stays at the fair for six months.

Geronimo is accompanied...

Cowboy Culture is Alive & Well
~ Wide Open Country Staff

The cowboy is the symbolic icon of American West culture and dates back more than two centuries. What we know as the traditional cowboy arose in the 19th century. They are also known as horse wranglers, cowpunchers, cowhands, and buckaroos, but the name "cowboy" was inspired from the original nickname, "cowpoke."

Today, being a real cowboy means living the ranching lifestyle, not just wearing their signature cowboy boots in the Old West. Cattle operations are the largest single segment of...

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John Wayne's 10 Greatest Quotes About Being an American
by Kaiitlan Colling

John Wayne was an American icon.

The actor was best known for his trademark roles as a tough-talking, no-nonsense, always-quotable cowboy, and although he died almost 40 years ago, Wayne still regularly ranks as one of the country’s favorite actors.

These are his most classic quotes:

Women of the West
~by Allison Kennedy

What do you imagine when you hear of “The West” or “the American Frontier”? Is it wide open spaces? A lone cowboy? John Wayne?

Thanks to decades of western books and movies, the American West has become a place of mythological significance—a place where “Go West, young man” was advice for those seeking to find fortune and prove their bravery and...

Remembering Cowboy Country
~by John R. Erickson

The West still isn’t dead. The cowboy may be a vanishing breed, but he’s harder to put out of business than a cockroach. Every time we get him laid out in a casket, the rascal kicks the lid open and climbs out again.

Yes, things change. There’s no stopping that. But the cowboy has proved himself pretty adaptable, like the old coyote. They thought...

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POETRY CORNER
The Great Round-Up
~ by Jack Thorpe
When I think of the last great round-up,
On the eve of eternity's dawn,
I think of the past of the cowboys
Who have been with us here and are gone.
And I wonder if any will greet me
On the sands of the evergreen shore
With a hearty, "God bless you, old fellow,"
That I've met with so often before.

I think of the big-hearted fellows
Who will divide with you, blanket and bread,
With a piece of stray beef well roasted,
And charge for it never a red...

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