Way out West

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From six-shooters and silver spurs to Red River and Roy Rogers, this handsomely illustrated book, by America's foremost pop culture connoisseurs, celebrates the Western frontier and its influence on fashion, music, film, and lifestyles.
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Overview

From six-shooters and silver spurs to Red River and Roy Rogers, this handsomely illustrated book, by America's foremost pop culture connoisseurs, celebrates the Western frontier and its influence on fashion, music, film, and lifestyles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060925604
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Cowboy Ideal 2
Gene Autry's Ten Commandments of a Cowboy 6
The Code of the West 10
Cowboy Sidekicks 19
Cowboy Skills 23
How to Read a Brand 35
King of the Cowboys?: Hoppy vs. Roy 39
John Wayne 47
Ol' Proc 49
Singing Cowboys 51
Rhinestone Cowboys and Cowgirls 58
Hollywood Fashion Plates: Gene Autry and Roy Rogers 72
Cowboy Hats 78
Hat Etiquette 81
Cowboy Boots 84
Chaps 89
Buckskin 92
Indian-Inspired Style and Fiesta Fashions 96
Indian Jewelry 102
Along the Turquoise Trail 106
Western Ties 108
Horses and the Cowboys Who Love Them 112
Horse Colors 116
Trigger and Other Equine Superstars 118
The Well-Dressed Horse 130
Horse Lingo's Spanish Roots 135
"End of the Trail" 136
"Old Paint" 140
The Cowboy Sport 144
The Events 152
Championship Buckles 160
Rodeo Queens 164
Rodeo's Pioneer Women 166
A Sampling of Rodeo Greats 170
Rodeo Names 174
Hall of Fame Rodeo Animals 181
"The Rhythm of Rodeo" 188
Happy Trails: The Road West 192
Route 66 201
Natural Wonders 205
America's Version 208
Cacti 212
Some Saguaro Facts 217
Roadside Wonders of the West 219
Twenty-five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside 224
Critters 244
Longhorn Cattle 246
Buffalo 250
Asses 253
An Ass by Any Other Name 255
Coyotes 256
Roadrunners 259
Armadillos 261
Horned Toads 263
Deadly Creatures 264
Rattler Facts 265
Jackalopes 268
Skulls 270
The Indian Image 276
Strange Names and Sign Language 290
The Chief Motif 294
Tepees 298
Come and Get It! 302
Barbecue 309
Great Western Barbecues 312
Chili, Texas-Style 313
Three Famous Bowls of Red 316
The Cult of the Pod 317
International Connoisseurs of Green and Red Chile 322
Hot, Hotter, Hottest Chiles 324
Chile Potency Chart 325
Cooking Red and Green Chiles 326
Where to Eat Hot Chile in New Mexico 328
The Bean Palace 331
Chicken-Fried Steak 335
Tuba City Tacos 338
Sock Coffee 340
"The Oyster" 342
Way Out West Sources 345
Index 387
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