All I Ever Wanted to Be Was a Cowboy

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was a Cowboy

by Bill Roberts


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The book also contains reproductions of Bill Robert's original oil M paintings depicting life with horses and cattle in the 1950's.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601389732
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction: All I Ever Wanted Was to Be A Cowboy 9

"Deck" the Trick Horse 15

Meeting Jerry Hair 17

Steers in the Canal - Yearlings go for a Swim 19

Tom Braddock and the Trip to Lake Okeechobee 23

The Surrency Job 27

Meeting Mr. General Hair 29

Crate Tucker Cattle at Port Myakka 31

Free at Last - The Plantation at Fort Lauderdale 35

Smokey 39

"Dairy Cow" at Wiles Road 45

Cows in the Marsh at Wiles Road 49

The End of the Open Range in the Big Scrub 53

The Reynolds Steer 55

The Eureka Cow 59

Heather Island Bull 61

Double Whammy at the Double F 67

Black Nick and the Rattlesnake 71

Donna Gayle and the Big Black Calf 73

Bad Cows with Bad Horns 77

The Guy Thompson Affair 79

Bonifay 89

Stampede at the Baseline Cow Pen 93

Burnt Island 95

Boggy Creek and the Cement Cadillac 99

Emeralda Island 101

Gary Brown's Bulls 103

Mr. Lykes and the Job That Almost Happened 107

A Trip to Fort Basinger 111

Two Weeks at The River Ranch 115

Cow Truck in the Canal and a Dose of Adrenaline 119

Back to The River Ranch 123

The MacDonald Bull 127

Brahma Heifers at Lady Lake 129

Cow Dogs 133

Buck Fever 137

Cow Horses 141

Two Weeks at Rattlesnake Island 145

Wild Hogs 149

Old General 155

Buster and the Alligator 157

The Barker Gang Shoot Out at Ocklawaha, Florida 159

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