Let 'er Buck, a Story of the Passing of the Old West (Google eBook)

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Putnam, 1921 - Cowboys - 242 pages
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Let' er Buck: A Story of the Passing of the Old West

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Released in 1921, Furlong's chronicle describes the annual festival held in Pendleton, OR, which was essentially a massive rodeo complete with races, roping, and more, as well as an opportunity for ... Read full review


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Page 120 - Well I know who'll take the credit all the clever chaps that followed Came, a dozen men together never knew my desert fears; Tracked me by the camps I'd quitted, used the waterholes I'd hollowed. They'll go back and do the talking. They'll be called the Pioneers!
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Page 129 - Casey Jones COME all you rounders if you want to hear The story of a brave engineer; Casey Jones was the hogger's name, On a big eight-wheeler, boys, he won his fame.
Page 29 - ... gala-colored shirts of sheening silk or rich velvet, and studded on collar, front and forearm with pearl buttons as flat and big as dollars, and kerchiefs which would make any self-respecting rainbow pale with envy. On the corner a bigsombreroed, swarthy Mexican puffs silently on his cigarillo; moccasinfooted Umatilla Indians pigeon-toe along, trailed by heavy-set papoosebearing squaws and beautiful daughters, pausing before the allurements in the display windows. Among the fancy and useful objects,...
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Page 138 - Roping, racing, and relays, by cowboys, Indians, and cowgirls ; steer roping, maverick races, steer bulldogging; riding bucking horses, steers, bulls, buffaloes, and cows; stagecoach racing, Indian ceremonial and war dances, trick riding, mounted tug of war, the grand parade, and that wonderful finale, the wild horse race...
Page 163 - ... bold and innovative, such as Furlong's foray into participatory journalism some forty years before George Plimpton or Hunter S. Thompson gave it a try. Furlong agrees to take part in the bull-riding competition. It is a very different sort of bull-riding event than that at modern rodeos. The bull is saddled "far back where he can concentrate his strongest buck, the saddle skids with his hide over his backbone, he concentrates a tremendous amount of energy in a buck, and his movements are hard...
Page 13 - er kick"; at Grangeville, "Hook 'em cow," a term of encouragement to a roped or "bulldogged" steer. At Pendleton it is "Let 'er buck," a phrase which, briefly interpreted, means "get busy," but is primarily applied to a cowboy about to mount the hurricane deck of a "bucking...
Page 147 - As the steer-roping contest is "on time," these conditions put these knights of the range to the severest test to prove that the old art of the lasso is not lost. It's "Buffalo" Vernon after him swish! he is roped; now he is thrown; but the little cow-pony, too, plays his part well, for now that the steer is down he must hold the rope taut while Vernon dismounts and with surprising dexterity "hog-ties" the steer by lashing a fore-foot and two hind-legs together.
Page 198 - A sudden spring, then like a cyclone the cayuse starts sunfishing by throwing his hind legs alternately to the right and left while jumping with all four feet off the ground. "Stay with 'im cowboy!" yell the bleachers, as the little animal twists, squirms, jumps, and pivots as only an Indian pony can. The boy is game, and even though the halter slips off, rides straight. "That man has only one hand,

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