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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

 
 
Old 06-09-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Wyoming because I would guess that a larger percentage of their population is involved in ranching than any other state. Also the fact that they don't have any big cities. Every town I have ever been to in Wyoming seemed pretty cowboyish.

The western half of Texas is pretty ranchy (not raunchy) as well.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I would guess the states where you could find employment as a wrangler or ranch hand. There are plenty of horses in eastern Oregon and Washington, Ive met women in Idaho who are ranch hands. Western OK has some jobs also. I have a few friends who break horses and work ranches in Kansas and Wyoming. The states with the largest Rodeos would be my choices.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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pieces of california would be considered apart of the cowboy state culture , like owens valley , in the sierra madres or parts of the imperial valley in southern california.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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Wyoming, on a more consistent basis. Even their TV tourism ad has the wild horses running.

I see Texas running second, but there are many Texases.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Arizona could also be put on this list
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: CT
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Modern cowboys, Texas and Wyoming.
Historical cowboys I think mainly of the southwest, and Texas and California.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: classified
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Montana and Wyoming.

In states such as Colorado and Texas, most people reside in urban areas and work in jobs not related to ranching or agriculture so in my opinion they do not count as being "cowboy" states.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Texas. All I think of for Wyoming is open fields.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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You'll still see cattle drives going up (on) the highway or across open BLM land taking cows up to the mountains current day in Wyoming. Pretty cowboy to me.

Wyoming, then Texas and Montana.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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New York may not have actual cowboys but we do have a naked cowboy. New York FTW!

(NYers you KNOW what I'm talking about, lol)

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