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Old 11-10-2018, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know of any other longtime cowboys on big TX ranches?

Tom Blasingame died at age 91 while still cowboying on the JA Ranch in TX. I think he may have started riding horses at age 8. He worked for his dad prior to leaving home to cowboy on many large ranches and not just in TX.

What about old cowboys on the Waggoner, 6666, Pitchfork, Y.O. & King Ranch?

Anyone know?
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:44 AM   #2
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Tom Blasingame died at age 91 while still cowboying on the JA Ranch in TX. I think he may have started riding horses at age 8. He worked for his dad prior to leaving home to cowboy on many large ranches and not just in TX.

What about old cowboys on the Waggoner, 6666, Pitchfork, Y.O. & King Ranch?

Anyone know?
There was a big coffee table-style book written on this subject a few years ago with profiles and tons of pictures. Unfortunately I don't recall the author or name of the book. I browsed through it at a bookstores few years ago and I wish I had bought it. It gave the history of all the major Texas ranches. Texas Monthly did an article a few years ago on old cowboys. You might check their website and see if they index the articles so you can search. Around 2014-2015 I believe.

You might also look up Russell Graves. He used to be big into ranch photography and may give you some info.

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Old 11-11-2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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I believe there is a book about the cowboys in the Waggoner!
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:56 AM   #4
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Here is a link to the book
http://waggonercowboys.com/

Here is a video about making the book
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FxDPHaZ9nzc
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Thanks guys. I’ll check those out. I never had time to stop at the museum in Vernon.
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Here is another. Bob Moorhouse did the photos for the book. He comes from a family of longtime cowboys on some big ranches.
https://www.amazon.com/Pitchfork-Cou.../dp/1569442142
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This is my grandfathers family linage. (LW Archery also) There are still Cowden's ranching to this day.

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Here is another. Bob Moorhouse did the photos for the book. He comes from a family of longtime cowboys on some big ranches.
https://www.amazon.com/Pitchfork-Cou.../dp/1569442142
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This is my grandfathers family linage. (LW Archery also) There are still Cowden's ranching to this day.

Very nice. Thank you.
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