A rank-and-file cowpuncher
was usually poor: he owned his clothes, horse gear, rope, and bedroll, maybe a harmonica or Colt .
Upon his release, he had a number of rough jobs, working as a logger in California's redwood forests, a miner in Nevada, a cowpuncher
in Arizona and a forest fire-fighter.
He had no trade or profession; he was neither farmer, rancher nor cowpuncher
He became a roving cowpuncher
in Texas territory, rustling cattle, tilling land, working in stables, and hitting the road whenever wanderlust stirred.
It embodies all my ideas of what such a gun should be for the cowpuncher
But Daniel Sargent, this Clint Eastwood wannabe, hadn't just been crowned king cowpuncher
or lasso twirler.
Mountain climber, cowpuncher
and artist, Russ Huse can recall few dull moments in his 80-plus years.
A trick roping ace with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West show at the Dominion Exhibition in Calgary in 1908, he was an agent for Will Picket, the Black cowpuncher
who had invented bulldogging.
freighting gang here taking in flour--stuck up for lack of feed and a cowpuncher
going up to his homestead--quite a wild bunch too.
They worked as coal miners, train mechanics, barkeeps, cowpunchers
, lumberjacks, shepherds and Indian traders - Slavs, Italians, Finns, Russians, Irish, Greeks, Mexicans, Navajos and Zunis.