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View Poll Results: Which of the following states do you most closely associate with cowboys?
Colorado 3 4.29%
Montana 5 7.14%
New Mexico 3 4.29%
Oklahoma 5 7.14%
Texas 23 32.86%
Wyoming 28 40.00%
other (specify) 3 4.29%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Wyoming

Can't remember the last cowboy I saw here.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Wyoming gets my vote as well. That's probably where it is at it's greatest.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Wyoming. My grandfather is the only real cowboy I know personally right here. Texas has lost it's cowboy flair...unfortunately.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Texas is great at marketing itself as a cowboy state, whether it's true or not.

Wyoming seems the popular vote, but I mostly think of Yellowstone in terms of that state.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Texas is great at marketing itself as a cowboy state, whether it's true or not.

Wyoming seems the popular vote, but I mostly think of Yellowstone in terms of that state.
Texas::Cowboy State
Russia::Soviet Union
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Had to add Arizona.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Interesting poll and thread!

I voted for my native state of Texas. BUT...that needs to be qualified.

An "association" is not necessarily the whole of the reality of the matter. Much of Texas' cowboy imagery -- while very real in its own right -- is due to the popularity of the classic "western movies" of the 40's - early 60's era. The said popularity was a major factor in many Texans adopting a "western style" of dress (boots, cowboy hats, etc). Life imitates art, so to speak! LOL

The reality though was that, for all its icon legend, it was really cotton, not cattle, that was king in Texas. The average Texan was a small farmer, not a rancher or cowboy. On a related tangent, most of those early westerns were not filmed in Texas but in Arizona and southern California and that in turn gave rise to that common visualization of the state being mostly barren desert (only about 10% of Texas is truly arid).
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Interesting poll and thread!

I voted for my native state of Texas. BUT...that needs to be qualified.

An "association" is not necessarily the whole of the reality of the matter. Much of Texas' cowboy imagery -- while very real in its own right -- is due to the popularity of the classic "western movies" of the 40's - early 60's era. The said popularity was a major factor in many Texans adopting a "western style" of dress (boots, cowboy hats, etc). Life imitates art, so to speak! LOL

The reality though was that, for all its icon legend, it was really cotton, not cattle, that was king in Texas. The average Texan was a small farmer, not a rancher or cowboy. On a related tangent, most of those early westerns were not filmed in Texas but in Arizona and southern California and that in turn gave rise to that common visualization of the state being mostly barren desert (only about 10% of Texas is truly arid).
Exactly. Texas has a huge association with the cowboy theme. I'm surprised it's not getting more votes.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Whether its the most Cowboy state or not, Texas is known worldwide for Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys football team probably helps perpetuate that.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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Wyoming is "The Cowboy State."

Colorado also has a real cowboy culture, even in the cities.
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