By Cowgirl Candace Oh, don’t get it twisted: Women pulled their weight on the Western frontier just as much as their cowboy counterparts did. Sometimes, even better. A recent editorial trip to Fort Worth, Texas, proves my point. I met and had lunch with Fort Worth Herd trail boss Kristin Jaworski — the nation’s first […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by LaSundra Davis Think of drovers as the GPS to livestock. No matter the terrain, they skillfully steered herds of cattle across the Western frontier during the late 19th century. “I’m helping to retell this part to the America West’s history,” said Donald Lee, a lifelong cowboy and part-time historical […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Intro image by LaSundra Davis A little know-what about Cowgirl Candace: I have a thang for superlatives. I keep a lot of random digits and information in my mind about one-of-a-kind people, places and things. Like, did you know the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the only black touring rodeo in […]
I’ve investigated stories in muddy greenways wearing pumps, rainy hayfields wearing sneakers and snowy streets wearing flats. I admit: I haven’t always been the best judge of shoe matching to weather conditions, but that’s because the only thing on my newspaper reporter radar at the time is getting the scoop and submitting my story before […]
Growing up on a farm afforded ample alternatives for outdoor adventures and carefree characters like myself to roam the land in pure peace. If I had to count the country Western ways of creating fun and freedom-driven memories: There was vine swinging across the creek with my siblings; trail riding our paint horses and Shetland […]
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