Cowboys Who Made The West Wild

posted Jan 26, 2016 by Daniel Pinna
Tags: Cowboys
In the 1700s, the term cowboy came from the Spanish word 'vaquero', which literally meant a boy who tended to cows. By the 1850s however, the term cowboy came to mean more what we think of: a blue jeans, hat, & spurs wearin’, horse ridin’, North American cattle handler.

How could we forget Cowboys after recently highlighting Native American photos? Check out these cowboy snapshots below.

Looking tough, and well-armed, out on the frontier

Wild West performer and Wingshot Champion of the World: Captain Enoch Elmer Stubbs

Canadian Cowboys knew how to have fun: notice the young man having a drink

Cowboys in action, wrangling horses

Washing up for dinner down at the SMS Ranch

Go ahead, make my day

West Texas around 1890

Not all Texas cowboys looked rugged

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