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Which state is the most WESTERN? Texas or Wyoming?
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-10-2001 at 08:49:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I was always led to believe that TEXAS represents the TRUE West, whether because of its historic tradition and culture (including music, literature, movies, books, and cowboy lore, etc). Now I'm wondering whether Wyoming is the true West, with its slogan as the Cowboy State, its famous bucking bronco on its license plates and road signs, as well as its unofficial state song, Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Texas or Wyoming? or none of the above???

Norm    Posted 06-12-2001 at 11:39:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

Clover Honey    Posted 06-11-2001 at 07:41:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it's more the town than the state, that makes the difference. I been all over the West, and if you're in the big cities like Denver or Cheyenne, you might as well be in Los Angeles...not much trace of plain ol' country folk to be found.

But then, take any small town (and I mean in less than 10,000 people), and you can usually find good hard-working people with country values, no matter what geographical location you're in.

Mike Taylor    Posted 06-10-2001 at 20:33:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A bear walks 1 mile south, 1 mile east, and 1 mile north, winding up at the starting point. What color is the bear? Hint - the bear lives close to the most western state.

This response makes as much sense as the original thread!

Which state is the more classical?

Murphy    Posted 06-11-2001 at 09:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Regarding Mike's question... White as in Polar Bear. Now on to read the rest of the post...

Frick and Frack on the Farm    Posted 06-10-2001 at 16:00:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know which one wins if you add "Drugstore" in front of Cowboy. Texas no doubt. hahahahahaha

Old Warrior - neither    Posted 06-10-2001 at 15:14:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Alaska is at once the most Eastern, Western and Northern state. Hawaii is the most Southern. The "Lower 48" is out of the race! :)

Mudcat49    Posted 06-10-2001 at 14:48:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't forget The Sunshine State, FLORIDA.
Lots of cows and "Cracker" Cowboys here.
I think that Florida is in the top ten states in cattle production! Also the first cattle and horses ever brought to North America arrived in Florida with the Spainish!!!!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-10-2001 at 16:43:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mudcat 49 - Actually, you make a good point. I believe Florida comes in second place (next to Texas?) as far as cattle production is concerned. The Florida panhandle is certainly cowboy country (with a little bit of redneck thrown in the mix).

Mudcat49    Posted 06-10-2001 at 18:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe the biggest cattle livestock market in the state is here in Okeechobee.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-10-2001 at 13:47:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I vote for Texas. George is a cowboy ;-)

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-10-2001 at 16:47:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dreamweaver - I should have guessed you'de pick George W. All my X's live in Texas.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-10-2001 at 17:02:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, God forbid anything happen to Mrs. George, but if it does, I'm moving!

magpie    Posted 06-10-2001 at 16:07:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW, I Knew you would jump in here and say something about George!--- I just Knew it ------HAHAHA!

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-10-2001 at 16:30:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well he is! (sticking tongue out at Magpie), heehee....

magpie    Posted 06-10-2001 at 21:28:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet you'r real cute with your tongue stuck out-----Big grin.

magpie    Posted 06-10-2001 at 13:11:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aint never been to Texas, but saw lots of cowboys in wyoming. What might surprise you is Oregon when I was young and foolish worked in S.E. Ore. for a few summers, worked with a few old timers that made their headstalls and halters out of horsehair. Also Maple creek Saskatchewan, dont look like it on the first glance but quite a cowtown.

connie delorme    Posted 11-03-2002 at 11:46:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Would like to add to the Maple Creek Saskatchewan comment ..... you want western visit this town and it's surrounding area...western you bet, cows horses and cowboys - great ranching country- Cattle Capital of Canada

Johnny    Posted 06-10-2001 at 13:04:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't got many cowboys here in Texas any more. With the good job market we got a lot of foreigners and northerners. A few part time farmers and cow men. Lots of folks have a few horses on their 2 acre "ranchette" but when they get out of their $40,000 chibby or dudge, they say "What's up you's guys,got any pop". Plain old country folk are a dying breed around here. O yea, the music they listen to is still called country, but these songs ain't got nothin to do plain living. Also they all work in an "office" seems nobody works with their hands anymore, all are some kind of manager or salesman, lots of carpetbaggers and gypsies around here. Johnny in E. Tx.

Jacob Morrison    Posted 07-28-2003 at 19:05:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I must disagree, I grew up in Texas. I live in a small town outside of Comanche in central west Texas. If you ask for a pop, you might get a funny look. We still say Howdy. our economy is built around cattle and peanuts. cowboying is still the best paying job around. I could rope by the time I was 8. though I love Wyoming, Texas is were it all begain, but you are right with all the eastern people comming in it is starting to look like every other state!!
Pray for us

Willie Wilkinson    Posted 03-12-2003 at 19:56:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A freind of mine and me have a bet ! between the State of Texas and California which of these two state has the Most Horses in it . I read one time the State of California Had more. Could anyone give me info on where i could get some stats on this ? Thank you very Much

coaltrain    Posted 06-10-2001 at 09:45:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hay Joe that question could really get some response. I could write a book on short stories of that little discussion. I spent better than 35 years mostly in pasture making a living out there and still do some. When I was young my lifes ambition was to work ranches from south Texas to Canada will started swinging a bigger loop and made it more than 4 times. Learned a lot. Doin't know for sure what you mean as western but there are some dang good cowboying going in both states and many others too. From the great plains south of Calagry {including east and west some} south allthe way south to Mexico. Was like one great country in it's self to me. I will go now~!! Coaltrain

Burrhead    Posted 06-10-2001 at 11:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
They's some good cowboys in Wyo and Tex, but I've seen more roping and penning cowboys in Nebraska than either one of them states.

Texas got took over by youngsters that have no idee which end to put the feed in a hoss, much less how to ride it.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-10-2001 at 17:00:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Everyone has posted some great responses. Keep 'em coming. I've been to the great State of New Jersey's PRCA Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown. Lots of great Summer time rodeo, mostly Eastern and Eastern Canadian cowboys and cowgirls competition. Lots of Jersey fleas and knats biting the spectators in the stands. Location is 45 miles SE of Philly.

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