Every year on the fourth Saturday in July it is National Day of the Cowboy. This year that day is Saturday, July 27th, according to National Day Calendar.

Even though Wyoming is known as the 'Cowboy State,' the era of the cowboy started in Texas. It all started right after the Civil War, even though folks were already herding cattle for quite some time, in Texas the animals were wild and unchecked. The country was expanded too fast and the demand for beef was ridiculous. So, cowboys had to move almost five million cattle up north to feed everyone.

The money was up north which drew more cowboys, which led to adventures and violence. This is what gave the folklore of what a cowboy is.

To be a cowboy and live in the frontier world, you must follow three simple rules respect, loyalty, and willingness to work hard. As former President Bush once said, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.”

This year National Day of the Cowboy is on July 27th, next year it will be July 25th.

This day couldn't have landed on a better week in Cheyenne as CFD is wrapping up. Celebrate being a Cowboy today by givin' a YEE-HAW!

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