Whether it’s the Ringo Kid in the movie Stagecoach or Dusty and Lefty from A Prairie Home Companion, the cowboy has always been a mixture of myth and reality.
Saturday is the annual National Day of the Cowboy, a day to honor the nation’s Cowboy heritage history and culture through education, the arts, celebrations, gatherings, rodeos, and community activities.
While Eureka and Wildwood aren’t usually thought of as the Old West, Patch has uncovered several ways you can experience cowboy culture without leaving town.
Take riding lessons at to learn to sit tall in the saddle.
Pick up a Western-themed gift at .
Watch some classic TV westerns on DVD. You’ll find several at .
Treat yourself to a new pair of boots at .
Tie on the feedbag with Bar-B-Q and a side of baked beans from , or .
Keep an eye out for a on the prowl for its natural enemy, the Marquette Mustang.