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Cowboys & Indians February / March 2019

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Home & Ranch Visit our website every week for the best of Western real estate, including photos of hot properties and beautiful land on the market, design tips for home décor, and fresh listings from our real estate partner Lands of America. Taste of the West Newsletter Food and drink editor José R. Ralat offers a monthly email missive rounding up the greatest dishes, drinks, culinary travel experiences, and recipes across the West. Sign up at the bottom of any food story at cowboysindians.com. C&I Movie Awards To celebrate and encourage the current renaissance of westerns — and to honor films, filmmakers, and film stars of special interest to C&I readers — we’re presenting the second annual edition of the C&I Movie Awards. Or as we like to call them: The Cowboys. Vote at cowboysindians.com…

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Chuck Thompson, “Bill Anton” (page 49), “Pamela J. Peters” (page 90), “Scott Slusher” (page 94), “Christoper Cardozo” (page 98) In October I had to drive from L.A. to Sacramento. I had a few days, so instead of going up Interstate 5, I hit the eastern side of the Sierras. On successive nights, I camped in Joshua Tree National Park, North Lake near Bishop, and Yosemite National Park. None of this was planned; it wasn’t a big vacation. I did it all on a whim and it was easy. I’m always happy to be reminded how open and accessible this incredible territory remains. Michele Powers Glaze, “Jeremy Winborg” (page 52) Being a historical researcher myself, I identified with scholar Donna M. Lucey’s discovery of Evelyn Cameron’s negatives, original prints, letters, and diaries in a…

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EVERY FEW WEEKS I FIND IN MY EMAIL inbox a palate-cleansing surprise. Among all the “action items” and “quick questions” and meeting invitations, I see the name “Jim Dannenberg” and click on the message as fast as I can. Jim is a Wyoming-based writer who has contributed to our pages, but, just as important, he’s also a longtime friend of C&I who enjoys sharing stunning views from his back deck and beyond. Taken with his phone, his photos can be as evocative as many of the ones we use in our travel features, thanks in part to Mother Nature and Jim’s eye for her persistent beauty. But he’s not sending them for publication or even a social media share. He’s sending them because he wants to share the glory of the…

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Postcards From The Trail Nothing special; I just enjoy your magazine and am saying thank you. I am sharing a little of my life as an old cowboy, farmer, and chuck wagon cook. The pictures are from me and an old high school buddy — we get together and travel the Western cattle trail. So far we’ve got 600 miles. — David Pabst, Colby, Kansas A Very C&I Vacation I received my copy of C&I with the article “Native Nations Now” [Art Gallery, October 2018]. My wife and I had already planned a trip to South Dakota and Wyoming, so we added the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to our itinerary. Well, we stopped for the Native Nations Now exhibit, which was excellent and worth the trip in and of itself, but we…

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WESTERN MULE The mule was given new life when Gucci debuted its popular fur-lined backless loafer in 2015, and for several seasons now, we’ve seen it stand strong as a popular trend in footwear. But the mule really hit its stride last spring, becoming more prevelant than ever across collections, and Old Gringo has taken note. A brand known for having a finger on the pulse of contemporary fashion, Old Gringo has reimagined the mule from a Western frame of mind, introducing new backless booties like the Amber ($349). oldgringoboots.com ETKIE FROM CIMARRON Etkie bracelets are designed to empower women — those who wear them and those who make them. “The word etkie translates to mean impact in Turkish,” says the label’s founder, Sydney Alfonso. “I started working with a women’s cooperative in…

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Best Hat Store Back in his team roping days Keith Mundee always wore an American Hat Company hat because “they were making the best hat in the world,” he says, “and that’s what I wanted to wear.” Today, he’s the president of the company — and he still wears the merchandise, which is handmade in Bowie, Texas, according to time-honored traditions. Every felt is hand-finished; every straw is double-lacquered and -pressed with a hand-cut and -sewn brim. The best of the bunch can be found in the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas, at the appropriately named Best Hat Store, established by American Hat Company owners Keith and Susan Maddox. In early 2018, however, the store took a hit in the form of a flood. “There was some construction going on behind…