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Pete 1947

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Pete in 1947

By Arthur Scott


   This silhouette cut out of me was done in 1947 at the National Stock Show in Denver, Colorado by one of the vendors under the arena grandstand during the rodeo. I was fascinated watching the guy doing cut outs and cried and whined enough to get this done. I was about nine years old.

   My sister was then married to Rusty Largent a cowboy from Texas. They owned the Dead Horse Ranch between Santa Fe and Las Vegas past Rowe.  They raised Herford cattle to show. I don’t remember too much about the ranch except there was a rambling old adobe house that was always cold and that my brother-in-law liked to shoot doves from the roof of the stable. They were cleaned and cooked for dinner-no freezers in those days. The other vivid memory was the day I became very ill while he was feeding the stock one morning. I laid on a stack of hay bales until he finished and drove me home the 35 mils to Santa Fe( plus several miles from ranch house to the highway) It turned out to be mumps and to this day I don’t remember ever feeling that ill.

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