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Hello Friends,

Thank you for visiting my blog, the American Cowboy Chronicles. It's my intent to spread the virtues of America, to celebrate American history, exemplify Cowboy values, relate the positive nature of Conservatism, and to challenge those, yes to fight, those who want to re-write history and attack America.

It's my intent to use my blog to make available educational material which can be a benefit to others. And as for the news and commentary that I post, it is being posted here simply because it may not be covered elsewhere or is not being given sufficient attention. It's my believe that more information pertaining to current events can only make us better, especially if it's from an unbiased viewpoint.

Since there is a lot here, I hope you will find something on here that interests you. I hope you enjoy reading what's here and maybe even share it with others.

Also, since a few laughed when I said that I was starting this blog a few years ago, I cannot adequately express my appreciation for all of your support and interest. My blog getting over One Million visits is truly a great feeling. So thank you for stopping in to take a look at my site.


The views, opinions, and positions expressed by me are mine alone. No one is sending me "talking points," political or otherwise, to repeat here. As for the views, opinions, and positions expressed by contributing/associate writers/historians here, just as with those folks providing comments on this blog, their views, opinions, commentary, and positions expressed, are their's alone.

Also, this is my blog. I write a blog about guns, horses, cattle, agriculture, Conservative politics, current events, and American history. I use many sources for my articles. And since I am not writing articles for thesis to go into the Library of Congress, or to be submitted to a Historical Society, I do not take the time to list the sources that I use at the bottom of each article. That's not to say that I don't quote sources. I quote people and state their affiliations, newspapers both old and new, magazines, pamphlets, and Internet sources in many of my stories. 

As for articles that I've posted here that I have not put my name to, they are articles which I have not written but would like to provide that information to my readers. An example of this is most of the posts on Cattle Breeds. I believe that information was obtained from the University of Oklahoma. In cases like that, I will not put my name to that information and I will usually include a notation as to where that information came from. I posted the Cattle Breed information after being asked to do so by parents of children in the 4H and the FFA. 


Comments are always welcome, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at:

And please, do not hesitate to write me at:

American Cowboy Chronicles
c/o Tom Correa
P.O.Box 7
Glencoe, CA 95232

Please Note:

As for the comments which readers send in, please understand that I have to screen all comments before posting them. The reason that I do this is that as a blogger, I have sole discretion and reserve the right to delete comments which are obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, dishonest, factually untrue, and/or of a commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.


Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted. Any donations we receive goes toward the care and feeding of horses which we have rescued. Please make checks payable to me, and send to:

American Cowboy Chronicles
c/o Tom Correa
P.O.Box 7
Glencoe, CA 95232


As for sponsors, although I do not have sponsors at this time, I would truly appreciate anyone or business or organization wanting to sponsor my blog in the future. If you are so inclined to become a sponsor of the American Cowboy Chronicles, please contact me at

I can promise you top of the line exposure to a great audience.


While we are now affiliated with many companies, we're open to getting advertisements. So please, if you would like to advertise with us, let me know by contacting me at

As for visiting my blog, I cannot express to you just how much I appreciate your visiting to see what I have to offer. As you can see, I've written a lot of articles on different subjects. Granted I've concentrated on Old West History, but I really hope you find something interesting, informative, and maybe educational.

For my wife and I, thank you.

May God Bless you and yours,

Tom Correa
Blogger/ Editor / Publisher


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    IN my "undeveloped" story, 14 year old Alicia, is shipped out West to relatives to hide her unbidden and unwanted pregnancy. There is a big culture gap between the mores of the East and the West, where she is accepted and included in all social events without reproof or indictment. Women were so rare in the West that a pregnant young (of course-beautiful girl) becomes loved and courted by the young ranch hands. Later she goes on a trail drive to help her uncle who can't hire enough male hands because of Apache raids. The family live near the Tohono O'odum Indians who are easy prey for the Apaches. There is more, of course. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to read your blog. sincerely, an Enthusiastic Fan.
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  6. Question...On TV shows I see Cowboys on cattle drives shooting off their guns to push and control the herd of cattle. Wouldn't this be a big waste of ammunition and also scare the cattle and start a stampede? Instead, I thought they would shout, sing, push with their horses, or use their ropes to herd the cattle.

  7. Hello EnthusiasticFan,

    You are right. On Trail Drives, cowboys were known to keep their personal arms in the chuck wagon during the drive. That is, unless they were crossing what was known as unfriendly territory. Of course they were known to arm themselves if Unfriendly Indians were spotted, townsfolk who may have wanted the trail boss to pay a "tax" to cross an area, and of course rustlers. On the majority, cowboys carried rifles but some did own pistols. Rattle snakes were not shot at, the same as coyotes, because a shot was known to stampede a heard. They did in fact, as they still do today, drive a herd by using ropes, their hats, shouting, whistling, and making other noise to make them move. For more on this, please check out my article


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