Eyewitness: Cowboy (Eyewitness Books) by David S. Murdoch

By David S. Murdoch

Notice the real-life global of operating cowboys -- from longhorns and lariats to chuckwagons, chaps, rodeos and ranches. here's a awesome and informative examine the attention-grabbing lives of cowboys from worldwide. attractive real-life pictures of horses and livestock and branding irons and lariats provide a special "eyewitness" view of existence at the variety. See what an actual chuckwagon appears like, how a professional ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in motion on a wild steer, how a saddle is made and a Mongolian herdsman lassoing a wild horse. research the place wild horses and bulls reside in France, why cowboys put on lengthy Johns, tips to tame a bucking bronco and why a gaucho decorates his belt with silver cash. realize how Annie Oakley received her nickname, why an Australian saddle has no horn and the way the cowboy's romantic picture prompted track and flicks, and masses, even more!

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The thigh-high boots are designed to allow him to work both in the rain and the salt marshes. In all, there are now over 80 manadiers who breed either Spanish or Camargais bulls. Continued on next page (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Continued from previous page SNATCH THE RED ROSETTE Modern crochet With the bull carefully secured, the red ribbon cocarde is centered on the bull’s forehead by tying the string around the base of each horn. White tassels are also attached to each horn.

44 model was the most famous. The tubular magazine below the barrel holds 15 rounds, each levered into the breech by pushing the trigger guard forward. It was the most popular western rifle, but was never issued to the cavalry. Loading gate Backsight at maximum elevation Hammer Lever action SHARP ACTION! 45 Sharps rifle first appeared in 1848 and earned a great reputation during the Civil War. 4 km) was possible! Valued by all kinds of marksmen, it was the buffalo hunter’s favorite weapon. 45 Bullet Walnut grip STRONG ARM OF THE LAW Container for gun oil Box holding percussion caps Each chamber of a percussion revolver’s cylinder was loaded with a bullet and black powder, detonated by a fulminate cap.

Bull Durham tobacco came in 5-cent muslin sacks – and the papers were free! 36 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bull Durham tobacco Chuck box (set of drawers) containing cook’s basic necessities – flour, coffee, beans, sugar, and even grain for the wagon team CHUCK WAGON SPECIAL The first design for a chuck wagon was made by cattleman Charles Goodnight in 1866, when he adapted an old army wagon. He added four pieces of equipment – a barrel to hold two days’ supply of water, a heavy tool box, hoops for a protective canvas, and, most important of all, a chuck box.

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