cow town


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a small town in a cattle-raising area of western North America

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We cannot use as a representative picture the old saying quoted by Worcester about another cow town: "In Caldwell you're lucky to be alive."
She holds our interest not with gunfire but by involving us in the turbulent social life of the West's most mythical cow town, a place 'Unjudged by God, who had surely forsaken this small, bright hell hole in the immense, human darkness that was west Kansas.'" ALLEN BARRA
So from cow town to swanky town, Utah has risen to prominence on the world's luxury travel stage.
Its claim to fame, aside from being the largest city in the county and having a cow town history, is that it sits on a historic (and still working) section of the famed Route 66.
What happens to a cow town when the cows are all gone?
We bring you this nugget because it appears we need to become at least somewhat familiar with the quaint cow town on the West Texas plains.
From cow town to mob town to entertainment mecca, Las Vegas has a most unusual history filled with equally unusual events.
The city began where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet and exploded from a cow town to a city in the last 50 years due to oil discoveries.
We share shopping privileges at a local Cariboo-Chilcotin cow town and normally only get to visit at funerals and on town day.
Almost everyone who has read gun magazines for any length of time can remember the reports many years ago telling about someone's ratty looking old Colt Peacemaker lettering to none other than Kansas cow town lawman Bat Masterson.
Not long before the opera house opened, the Denver Post published an article posing the question, "Cow town or wow town?" suggesting that with the arrival of the new opera house, the mile-high city may have reached a crossroads in its quest for cultural identity.
It is transitioning from a "cow town" to a major international metropolis.
"I got off a tour bus when Denver was a sleepy cow town," he recalls.
While a small "cow town" and Air Force base may not seem to offer much in the way of entertainment, the southeastern region of New Mexico, where Cannon is located, is one of the most diverse regions in the state.
"It can come as a bit of a surprise because you don't really think of Denver as a cow town anymore," says Chris Dann, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.