In the American West, the period from 1866 to 1886 was the era
of the cowboy. A cowboy needed a rope, a horse, a gun, and
incredible courage. It was a dangerous
job, yet many thousands of men became cowboys. Some came west
because they read about the romantic life of a cowboy in the dime
novels popular back east. But what was a cowboy's life really like?
What did they eat? What did they wear? What did they do all day?
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