Storys of the West

There are many stories which recount the wild delight with which the cowboy greeted the appearance of silk hat in a frontier where they and the owner of such hat happened to be sojourning together, and it is literally true that in the earlier days of the frontier such hats were often shot ” full of holes ” by cowpunchers who did not wait for the removal of the hat from the owner’s head. These stories date to the wilder days of the cattle towns, when one of the favorite amusements of the wild range men was to induce some tenderfoot to dance for them by means of the persuasive argument of shooting into the ground close to the feet.







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