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A Bit of Nature
Illustrations (by Will Weber, "one of Kansas City's most gifted artists") and poem by local poet Robert Wiziarde about cowboys.
A Day with Dan Casement
September 1, 1949
Author tells of his visit with rancher Dan Casement who lived in the "rich bottom lands of the Big Blue, near Manhattan, Kas." Includes an aerial view of the Juniata Farm in the Kansas Flint Hills.
Biographical article about W. D. Fossett, or Bill Fossett (1851-1940), "a frontiersman, pioneer, detective and marshal" in "Old West" Kansas and Oklahoma (then Indian Territory). Native of New York moving...
January 1, 1946
Article provides an in-depth examination of the food, meals, and cooking techniques commonly used to feed a traditional cowboy outfit. In the case of cattle drives and round-ups, meals were prepared for...
Custer's Last Fight
January 11, 1908
Short notice of a drama to open at the Gilliss Theater featuring both General Custer and Buffalo Bill. This company carries forty people, a car load of special scenery, horses and dogs. In the company...
Dan D. Casement: Viking on a Sea of Grass
Biographical article making up the entire issue on Dan Dillon "Deever" Casement, or Dan Casement (1868-1953), of Kansas, a "cowboy, stockman, philosopher, soldier, author, individualist, railroad builder...
Drunk Driving or Dry Run? Cowboys and Alcohol on the Cattle Trail
Alcohol was abundant in the trail towns of the 19th century. Most of the cattle drives came up from Texas, and the state had a reputation for hearty drinking and violence. But did the cowboys drink to...
Emigrant Life in Kansas
Book review of "Emigrant Life in Kansas" by Percy Ebbutt about the English book author's emigration to Morris County, Kansas (centering on Junction City, Kansas) in 1871 and experiences of pioneer life...
Frank Harris, A Literary Trail Driver
The author of this article points out some of the inaccuracies by author Frank Harris as far as his remembering his earlier days (1870s) as a cowboy and trail driver in this book of his reminiscences....
Genuine Cowboys Captured Alive
Article includes historic photographs of various true "cowboys," in an effort to establish what the "most popular American folk hero" really looked like.
Hit the Trail
April 1, 2006
Special illustrated advertising section describing historical and contemporary destinations along the Chisholm Trail, from Brownsville, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. Includes a map, resource guide with contact...
Home on the Range
Written by Dr. Brewster Higley in 1870 in Smith County, Kansas, "Home on the Range" became the official state song of Kansas on June 30, 1947. His poem was called "My Western Home" and the words were similar...
Insurgents and Guerillas, Cowboys and Indians, Lions and Tigers and Bears: Film and History in Kansas and the Great Plains
Tom Prasch, professor of history at Washburn University, has compiled a set of film reviews covering a variety of topics involving Kansas including westerns, documentaries, and futuristic films.
Kansas City and the American Legion
Article about plans for the dedication event of the Liberty Memorial with the American Legion, World War I officials from America and abroad, and other festivities, including cowboys and Indians, flying...
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
Tales of the Kansas Cow Towns [The Buffalo Hunters, Part Three]
Photos and article (third in a series of four articles) about Wyatt Earp's travels in the Kansas prairies in the early 1870s, highlighting his early law enforcement experiences with cowboys and outlaws...
The 50 Greatest Books on the American West
Article lists contributors' choices of the 50 books most crucial to understanding westward expansion and pioneer life. The books address subjects such as the fur trade, agriculture, criminal violence,...
Article about the Homestead Youth Rodeo School "southwest of 115th Street and Kill Creek Road in far western Johnson County."
The Dock Riders
Article about the fading tradition of genuine "cowboys" at the Stockyards, with history of the cattle trails and livestock industry into and out of Kansas City.
The Endless Trail of the "End of the Trail"
Photos and article about the "End of the Trail" statue of a dying Indian sculpted by James Earle Fraser in 1915 and kept at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City as "the archetypal figure of...
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