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A day in a Mule Skinner's life

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How horses deal with the October sun in Spring City

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A view from our front yard in Spring City. Luck has it there is a great place to shade up from that October sun....of course the little fella's just want to rest in between romps....and we get to watch the fun.

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Legend of the Square Knot

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A great story to pass to our customers. Back in the old West, there was a legend about the famous square knot tied on the neck scarves that the cowboys wore. Those scarves were used for much more than keeping the prairie dust out. Of course those scarves were an instant wrap for a wound -or-dipping that scarf in a cold stream in the heat of the summer. But...Legend has it that there was a secret language between the stage coach drivers and the robbers. If the knot was showing a certain side the robbers knew it was safe to rob...

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Watch Vivian Engrave Video

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Watch Vivian hand engrave this in the western bright cut style for our western store. It is a sterling silver wild rag slide. Vivian is the engraver at Sanpete Spur & Silver western store. Click on the picture to watch the video. It might take a few seconds for it to load.

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Cowboys at dinner /Images of the Old West /Scene at Noon Hour in a Typical Cowboy Camp of the "Wild and Wooly West" Arizona 1907

Posted by Garth Jepperson on

Some of us can remember those old view-masters we were given as toys in our youth, these old time view-masters are a crude version of those.  In these images of the Old West, here is one of the inserts produced by the International Stereograph Company titled Cowboys at dinner. This scene is at noon hour in a typical cowboy camp of the "Wild and Wooly West" of  Arizona 1907. Look at those scarves, and hats....and dirt that they're actually finding great comfort in! Check out those ole tin plates and a great cup of coffee. 

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