Blog & Images of the Old West

A day in a Mule Skinner's life

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How horses deal with the October sun in Spring City

Posted by Vivian Jepperson on

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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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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And Then You Might Ride Him If You Could /Images of the Old West/ 1906

Posted by Garth Jepperson on

Here is a great shot in these images of the Old West, of a couple of cowboys at the Bar Diamond ranch in Bonham Texas, trying to manage a bronc taken in1906-1907. It really caught our eye when we noticed where the left hand of the horse handler was. He had a hold of that old horses ear to try to control him while the cowboy tried his best to jump on....what a ride that might of been. Smith, Erwin E. (Erwin Evans) photographer

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A Play of the Golden West, /Images of the Old West/An Arizona Cowboy in Big Tent Theatre 1907

Posted by Garth Jepperson on

A great old cowboy poster dated 1907 and produced by The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." in these images of the Old West. It makes you wonder what it was like to visit a big tent theater and see that play, doesn't it? 

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