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I wanted to be a Cowboy

I wanted to be a Cowboy

I wanted to be a cowboy. In fact, I could claim to already being a part time cowboy. I had the outfit: chaps, boots, rawhide vest, gun belt and six-shooter, hat- I was ready to go. I think I even called my Mom “school marm.” The fact that I was five years old did not...
Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

When I was in my twenties, I had the opportunity to meet one of my heroes, the great science fiction writer and poet, Ray Bradbury. I had been reading his stories since I was ten, and had to spend several months in the hospital. My parents gave me a subscription to...
Western Design

Western Design

The first time Brian Witherell saw the Bohlin saddle in the April 27 through May 11 auction was at the original Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville, NV 20 years. One of an amazing saddle display that was a promotional draw of the casino for years, this Dick Dixon model...
Western Design Auction Finds

Western Design Auction Finds

Buffalo Brewing Company Calendar The image of a bare-chested Indian maiden riding bare-back on a buffalo has long been an admired image for Western Americana aficionados. So much so that Brad and Brian Witherell used an adjusted version for their book “California’s...