Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

First you had to have the proper tools.






You had to have a horse - your constant companion.


You had to know how to ride.


Prescott maintains a claim to fame.  In case you didn't notice it . . .


Those rodeos can truly tucker a man out.  So much so that he can fall asleep on his feet.


When you need to get yourself some new gear, there's the general store.  Or, around here you can go to . . .


'Course, things have changed since the glory days of the 1800's.  Nowadays there's a more modern way to shop.




9 comments:

  1. Yep, Rowdy Yates woulda shopped here.

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  2. Taylor aren't you glad that we don't dress like our pioneer ancestors? Bib overalls, clumsy work boots, chambray shirts and floppy farmer hats. Imagine going into a bar on Saturday night in Minneapolis and lawyers, doctors and business men having a cocktails wearing those outfits.

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    1. Well, yes. Though there are still plenty of boots, chambray shirts, weird hats and the occasional pair of bib overalls around here.

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  3. The west wouldn't have been won if I were around back then. I'm sure I would have gotten in the way.

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  4. There are no guns in the photos. A photo essay on the West without guns is like the Friday Funnies without cats.

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    1. The rodeo rider has one on. But he's right-handed so it's on the other side and you can't see it. Ha!

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  5. Yeah, lots of that cowboys stuff around here, too. And by "here" I mean Foat Wuth and west.

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  6. Clever post there pardner! Didn't see anything about those dance hall and or saloon belles though!

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