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This is Page 135.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

Send your photos.

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If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollectionsómany with photosócontributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.


 


We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


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index of all photos

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 


 

April 9, 2014


Texas poet Teresa Burleson sent a photo of her mother and told us:

My mother's name was Ruby Yancey. She was 26 when this was taken. She grew up a farm girl in Cooke County, Texas. They grew everything from cotton to peanuts and raised cattle. She and her eight brothers and sisters worked with my grandparents in the fields and tended the stock.

She was married to my dad by the time this was taken. I wish I knew the story behind this picture but I don't. I have other pictures of my dad on the same horse. I found these pictures in a box after she passed away. I bet there is a good story behind it. My mother had grit and moxie, she was a pretty tough ol' gal. And she loved to have fun and laugh. She enjoyed playing jokes on people.

There is so much I wish I could ask her.

 

My poem, "Cowgirl Way" was inspired by my mom and the other strong women that influenced my life. Not all of them were cowgirls but they all could've been.

My hands may be rough and callused from the chores I do each day
but my heart's still soft and tender because that's the cowgirl way.
And I like it when a feller tips his hat, let's me go first and opens up my doors
but I'm not helpless or fragile and I can saddle my own horse.

                                                                      ... from Teresa Burleson's "Cowgirl Way"

 




 

Read more about Teresa Burleson and some of her poetry here.

Visit her web site, www.TeresaBurlesonCowgirlPoet.com.

 

 

 


 

April 1, 2014

 

 

Mike McFaddin works for the US Forest Service as the Wilderness and Trails manager for the Trinity River Management Unit in California. His bio tells that he manages 20 head of mules and horses used for moving supplies and field camps into and out of wilderness and other areas inaccessible by vehicles. 

He shares some photos and captions from a fire assignment in the summer of 2013:


© 2013, Mike McFaddin

Bringing supplies in for fire fighters on the Corral Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area. Ken Graves in the lead with Matt Carson in the foreground.

 


© 2013, Mike McFaddin

Packing out a Hot Shot Crew from the Corral Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area. Matt Carson in the lead with Erik Cordtz trailing.
 

 


© 2013, Mike McFaddin

Forest Service Packer Ken Graves calling in completion of a packing mission to fire command, on the Corral Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area.
 


Mike shared some photos previously in Picture the West:

 Trinity River Management Unit mules

 

 

Read more about Mike McFadin and some of his poetry here.

Find Trinity Alps Pack Mules on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

March 24, 2014

 

Don Cadden, author, poet, musician, and President of the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering (texascowboypoetry.com) shares photos by Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals (azulox.com). He introduces them:

Steve and David Baker ranch along the Rio Grande River near Langtry, Texas. They had a bunch of wild cattle that hadn't been penned in ten years that were crossing back and forth into Mexico, and causing problems for US Customs. They called legendary Big Bend cowboy Apache Adams in to take care of the problem. He brought some of his top hands and the wild cow hunt was on.


© 2014, Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals, azulox.com
Apache Adams, 76-year-old cowboy and wild cow hunter.
 


© 2014, Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals, azulox.com  
Bulls crossing back into the US from Mexico.
 


© 2014, Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals,  azulox.com
Jake Jones and Dusty Roller chase a big bull across the mountain top.
 


© 2014, Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals, azulox.com
Jake ropes him.
 


© 2014, Josh Baker/AzulOx Visuals, azulox.com
Sleeping under the stars...and over the snakes!
 

See many more great photos from the day in a YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/Zb4SyuyCE_U.

 


 


photo of Don Cadden by Nika Nordbrock, 2014

In Don Cadden's outstanding book, Tied Hard and Fast, he chronicles "A lifetime of stories and adventures told by Apache Adams," and includes many photographs. Find more about the book and more about Don Cadden at dcadden.com.

Find a book review here in Jeri Dobrowski's March, 2014 Cowboy Jam Session.

 

 

 

 


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