Ruins of historic mission ranch among...

Ruins of historic mission ranch among few remains of original cowboy culture that shaped Texas

There are 2 comments on the CW33 Dallas KDAF-TV story from Dec 24, 2009, titled Ruins of historic mission ranch among few remains of original cowboy culture that shaped Texas. In it, CW33 Dallas KDAF-TV reports that:

Ruins that archeologists say are a link to the original cowboys that shaped Texas have been literally buried for more than two decades.

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#1 Dec 24, 2009
I was fortunate to spend time fishing and hunting with an old wife's grandfather. He passed away in 1990 at 101 yrs of age. He was one of the cowboys who witnessed the end of an era from horseback. In his own words he "learned to ride and rope" by the time he was 12 yrs old in Red River County, TX. He worked from Ft.Worth west to Snyder and made one cattle drive from the Mexican border. He had a fiercely independant spirit burning within him and was happy with the simplest of things in life...dry firewood, a good cup of coffee, a chew of good tobacco, and watching a rodeo on TV...and a "hot toddy" each morning. He had little patience with "drugstore cowboys" and let it be known.
It would be a shame to lose the history of the cowboy. I hope that this project is funded and moves forward in the near future.

Oregon, IL

#2 Feb 1, 2018

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