this old cowboy favorite brings up memories of home in the evening
around the campfire. Many of the old cowboy songs had their beginnings
in folk songs brought over from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
trail drive chuckwagon was home and headquarters for the cowboys who
drove cattle from Texas to the railheads in Kansas or worked cattle
in very large pastures. This sculpture is an exact replica of the artist's
old personal chuckwagon and is complete in every detail, including
the wood grain, a working chuckbox tailgate, wheels that move and a
singletree with a moveable fifth wheel.
his saddle for a pillow, his saddle blanket for warmth, and his cowdog
for company were part of the day's routine for range cowboys.
"Rise And Shine"
wakeup call coming before sunup from the foreman on a trail drive sounds
just as bad to a sleeping cowboy as it did as a child on a school day.