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Events across America celebrate the fourth annual National Day of the Cowboy, July 26, 2008. The event is celebrated each year on the 4th Saturday of July. 

A United States Senate resolution (S. Res.130) declaring July 28, 2007 the National Day of the American Cowboy was introduced by the late Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas. Read the text of the resolution here at the BAR-D.

Our feature for the 2006 celebration includes a column about the National Day of the Cowboy by American Cowboy magazine editor Jesse Mullins, Jr. American Cowboy magazine launched the National Day of the Cowboy in 2004. Read Jesse Mullins' column here.

Read below about a special Art Spur for the National Day of the Cowboy.


© 2008, Chanda Snook
Reproduction prohibited without express written permission
Learnin' the Ropes

Below:

Special Art Spur for the National Day of the American Cowboy

2007 Art Spur; painting by Don Dane

2006 Art Spur; photo by Jeri Dobrowski


Separate pages:

  2007 Senate Resolution

Senator Craig Thomas, 1933-2007

"Make Your Day
by American Cowboy magazine editor Jesse Mullins, Jr.

 

Visit these sites for more about the annual event:

4th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy

4th Annual National Day of the Cowboy

 

 



Art Spur   

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words...we know many that are worthy of a poem.  In Art Spur, we invite poets to let selections of Western art and photography inspire their poetry.

Our fifteenth piece offered to "spur" the imagination—in celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy—is "Learnin' the Ropes," a photograph by Wyoming rancher and photographer Chanda Snook.
 


© 2008, Chanda Snook
Reproduction prohibited without express written permission
Learnin' the Ropes


Chanda Snook describes the photograph:

The older gentleman is Andy Ridley from St. Onge, South Dakota. He is one of the last original ranchers in Lawrence County who has not given in to development, one of the last old-time authentic cowboys.

The little boy is Jesse Thybo from Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He was six years old at the time of the picture. Little Jesse is a laugh-a-minute and the cutest little guy. He always wants to be a part of the action and loves to jump right in. He always wants to ride the calves before they let them up.

Read the selected poems here.

 


 

Chanda Snook grew up with cutting horses near Rapid City, South Dakota. She enjoyed 4-H Rodeo and now lives on a Wyoming ranch with her husband Clint and sons Austin, 14, and Taylor (Bug), 11.  She's always loved photography and says newer, better cameras enhance her enjoyment and encourage her pursuit of the craft.

(See a Picture the West photo by Chanda Snook here.)
 

Chanda Snook
979 New Haven Rd.
Hulett, WY 82720
307-290-0400
csnook@wbaccess.net
 


 


watercolor 12x18
© 2007 Don Dane Studio
Reproduction is strictly prohibited without authorization from Don Dane Studio
"Great Day to be a Cowboy"

The 2007 National Day of the Cowboy Art Spur featured  "Great Day to be a Cowboy," a painting by notable Kansas artist, Don DaneRead the resulting poems here.


 



photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski, obtain permission for reproduction rights
"Leadin' a Spare"

The 2006 National Day of the Cowboy Art Spur featured "Leadin' a Spare," a photograph of South Dakota rancher Robert Dennis by photographer and writer Jeri Dobrowski. Read the resulting poems here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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