If we dream it will it come?


Springtime on the chuck wagon trail.

JackTerry-ChuckwagonSerenade
JackTerry-ChuckwagonSerenade
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Deadwood Art


oe Dawson Cowboy Art, P.O.Box 2612, Taos, New Mexico 87571 Phone (575)779-7553) #127 DEADWOOD EXTERIOR WAITING ON INTERIOR, Original oil painting stretched on canvas 3 feet in height and 6 feet across. 36"H x 72" W. This is the painting of a street scene for the first season of the HBO series "DEADWOOD".
Joe Dawson Cowboy Art, P.O.Box 2612, Taos, New Mexico 87571 Phone (575)779-7553)
#127 DEADWOOD EXTERIOR WAITING ON INTERIOR, Original oil painting stretched on canvas 3 feet in height and 6 feet across. 36″H x 72″ W. This is the painting of a street scene for the first season of the HBO series “DEADWOOD”.

We love western artwork, and love to share it when possible.  We are trying to make sure we attribute the artist, because by golly, they deserve the praise both legally and morally.  Here is one found on the internet that made us happy, simply because one of our winter projects has been watching all of the Deadwood series. Tough job huh?

 

 

Change


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Change is in the air, a positive resolution to counteract the cold!  We are once more changing our website.  (I rearrange furniture all of the time as well)  Stay posted for more changes, and take a peek at what has been done today.

The Happiest New Year to You!!!!


wagontrainWe always get one, it never fails. A new year I mean.  We received one even in the year 2000.  No matter what happens, time moves along,

The New Year  is traditionally a time for fresh starts, celebrations, resolve, and deep breaths.  Let the future come, we are ready for it.

Our life here at Lost Creek has changed;  we have moved, we have retired, we have added more chuck wagon teaching to our roster, are heading back into the world of commerce for J Tspunktilly goods, we have made a commitment to dedicate ourselves to a bit of growth, and we hope to always improve, always inspire,always kick out and move!

We wish for you the same, A year of blessings and aspirations, a year of positive change and love.

From Lost Creek to You!  Happy Tidings and Great Cheer!

The era of the cattle drives


trailherdIn Texas, prior to the civil war, cattle ran free range.  During the war many of the ranchers headed out to fight, and then returned, after the war, to discover millions of wild longhorn cattle roaming the prairies, and desserts of Texas.

Needing a way to get these cattle to a rail head in Kansas, where they could be sold for a decent profit, ranchers with names like Goodnight, Loving,Ackly, and Chisum rounded up thousands of these wild beef at a time, branded them, and headed them north in a 900 mile drive.  The cattle trails stretched for a over 2 miles, and were managed by a crew of about 20 cowboys, a trail boss, a wrangler or two and the inevitable, cranky, and multi-talented cookie with the chuck wagon.

Painting at Fort Sissaton Cook Off
Painting at Fort Sissaton Cook Off

An estimated 25,000 to 35,000 men trailed six to ten million head of cattle and a million horses northward from Texas to Kansas during these years,

This amazing era of cowboy-dom, lasted about a meager 20 years, ending with the advent of fenced prairies and homesteaders, yet the legends and history of the trail drive years launched thousands of stories that capture our attention for all time

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