|Knowles Canyon, Colorado|
As the story is told, the crime of rustling cattle pales in comparison with a man’s attempt to rob a woman. Believing her to have come into possession of money, he shows up at her isolated cabin with dishonorable intentions. As it happens, she is not alone, and he is dismissed at gunpoint.
|Wagon shop, Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1889|
Cowboy roping a cow, Montana, c1910
- A cowpuncher may put on a swallowtail coat to dress up for a festive occasion.
- Sitting in a bucket is easier on a sore backside when a man is not used to riding a horse all day. (The narrator, in fact, earns the nickname Bucket for this reason.)
- A cook’s helper on a ranch is known as the cook’s “bitch.”
- The wearing of earrings is believed to improve vision.