Tag Archives: Old West
Question: Back in the days of real cowboys, who earned the most money on a cattle drive? Answer: The cooks, who made 30-40% more than the guys riding herd. Ranchers figured well-fed drovers did a better job. What did Cowboys Typically Eat on a Cattle Drive?
Question: Around mid-April, wagon trains made up of people filled with pioneering spirit started to head for the American west. Who first said, “Go west, young man, go west.”? Answer: A newspaper man named John Soule, in an 1851 article for the Terre Haute, Indiana Express. The person it’s usually attributed to, New York Tribune […]
November’s historic viewing suggestions: A Bear Named Winnie (2004) (WW I) Abe Lincoln In Illinois (1940) (Pre-Civil War America) Captains Courageous (1937) & (1977) (19th Century) Gulliver’s Travels (1996) (17th Century) Shane (1953) (Old West) Tom & Huck (1995) (Pre-Civil War America)