By Charles A. Siringo,Richard Etulain
After a nomadic early life, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the famous Texas livestock king, Shanghai Pierce, and started a existence that embraced all of the labor, pleasure, and event readers at the present time go along with the cowboy period. He "rid the Chisholm trail," riding 2,500 heads of farm animals from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosa—
now a old monument—
when it was once domestic to raucous saloons, purple gentle districts, and a good proportion of violence; and led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the child and his gang.
First released in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his existence as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, diversity detective, and adventurer used to be one the 1st classics in regards to the previous West and helped to romanticize the West and its fantasy of the yankee cowboy. Will Rogers declared, "That used to be the Cowboy's Bible while i used to be starting to be up."
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