Bill’s Warbag 7-13-17

When I see a big truck loaded with cattle going to market, it reminds me of the 150- to 250-mile drives we used to have to make to get cattle to the railroad. In Wyoming some 58 years ago (Editor’s note: this column was printed in November of 1954), the Union Pacific had a branch line in Wyoming from Cheyenne

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Rustling problems…

Rustling problems…

In the early days throughout all the Western states, there was lots of thieving of livestock, and Montana and Wyoming had more than their share. The country had lots of cattle and horses and was thinly settled with just a few sheriffs hundreds of miles apart to try to enforce the law. It wasn’t too hard to gather up

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Horse Thief Smithie makes a ride

During the Boer War (11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902 ), the English government bought hundreds of horses in the Western states. Billings, Montana, was one of the receiving places where they rode them out for inspection. The horses had to be dark solid colors, 13-15 hands high, 5-8 years old, with good eyes, wind, and lines, and no

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Bucking horses…

Bucking horses…There are many different kinds of bucking horses. The young horse that has never been handled ain\’t near as hard to ride as an old outlaw that has throwed off a lot of riders. The green horse will do everything he can to slip his pack but hasn\’t had the experience of an older horse. The real bucking horse

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