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Old 01-26-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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Silly question.............just curious which part of Texas people would say still has the most Cowboy way of life, obviously the major cities are full of people from all over, but what area is the most like what people think of when they think of Texas, good ole boys and pick up trucks.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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There are good ol boys and pick ups in the major cities. What else is Cowboy to you? Land? Ranches? Horses? The good ol boy network is everywhere including Dallas but esp in small towns when you discover the mayor and half the the city council members and the school superintendent and school principal and math dept chair and the head of the volunteer fire dept are all related to each other.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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There are good ol boys and pick ups in the major cities. What else is Cowboy to you? Land? Ranches? Horses? The good ol boy network is everywhere including Dallas but esp in small towns when you discover the mayor and half the the city council members and the school superintendent and school principal and math dept chair and the head of the volunteer fire dept are all related to each other.
Sure,ranches , horses.....that way of life
for example here in WA state, most people probably think of ,Seattle, microsoft, liberal, hip, urban, starbucks, diversity...etc and Western WA is definitely all of that, but when you cross over the mountains to eastern Wa. It is close to the opposite, more conservative, ranches,farms, laid back friendly slower paced.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Silly question.............just curious which part of Texas people would say still has the most Cowboy way of life, obviously the major cities are full of people from all over, but what area is the most like what people think of when they think of Texas, good ole boys and pick up trucks.
There are still lots of places in Texas where the on comming driver raises his hand off the steering wheel to signal ...Hey

There are plenty of places in Texas where people pull to the side of the road and exit their vehicle as a funeral procession passes...


Texas is Texas all over.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Gulf Coast areas: West Columbia, Brazoria, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Santa Fe, Van Vleck....

Central Texas: Far Western Hill Country like Kerrville, Bandera, Boerne....

Ft. Worth, Lubbock, Floresville, West Texas (any of the smaller towns;not El Paso though), Tyler (on the outskirts and in towns like Mineola, Palestine...)
El Campo, Elgin, McDade...
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:37 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Silly question.............just curious which part of Texas people would say still has the most Cowboy way of life, obviously the major cities are full of people from all over, but what area is the most like what people think of when they think of Texas, good ole boys and pick up trucks.
If you look carefully, you're going to have them in most cities and towns in our state. The first place you want to look is Ft Worth in the Stockyards area. Or, you can check out the numerous ranches in the countrysides.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I think of West Texas: San Angelo and Abilene!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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I remember the first Rodeo I saw when I was a kid, It wasnt one of these mega glitzy productions, it was a small coral out by Pleasanton, Tx.. I walked up to the coral to get a good look... peering through the rails, I notice that the Bornc-busters that day were all Black cowboys. I was both suprised and throrghly entertained that day.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Definitely the western half of Texas, as epitomized by The King Ranch, the largest ranching operation in the USA for many years.

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