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#1 Old 07-27-2017, 07:53 PM
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American Cowboys: it only lasted 20 years

Maybe a bit off-topic.

In the United States, the image of the cowboy is a symbol of masculinity, hard work, freedom, and big steaks eaten on the grill.

However, the actual North American cowboy cattle-driver profession only prevailed for a 20-year period during the 1800s. An incredibly brief period of time.

Cowboys were often very young men (early teens). They were not typically white, as the old movies would have us believe; as many as 1/2 of them were of Mexican or African ancestry. Cattle-driving was a profession for those with few other opportunities. They were poorly paid. They rarely, if ever, ate big steaks over a campfire; cowboys subsisted on monotonous meals of beans, biscuits, and coffee, for months on end, with only small amounts of added meat.

Anyway, just goes to show something about something.
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