Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack

Frank BENTON (1853 - 1921)

Frank Benton, himself a wealthy rancher, provides a series of first-hand sketches of cowboy life of the late 19th and early 20th century from stories gathered from the "sidetrack." These were working cowpunchers with a subculture of their own who did the day-to-day work of the ranches. This is an important part of American history preserved for us in these stories. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface Larry Wilson
00:02:24
Play 01 The Start Dale Latham
00:10:39
Play 02 Chuckwagon's Dream Dale Latham
00:07:31
Play 03 Grazing the Sheep Francisco
00:04:41
Play 04 Letters from Home Brought by Immigrants Francisco
00:07:04
Play 05 Eatumup Jake's Life Story Bill Mosley
00:04:39
Play 06 The Schoolmarm's Saddle Horse Bill Mosley
00:05:44
Play 07 Selling Cattle on the Range Bill Mosley
00:07:10
Play 08 True Snake Stories Wayne Anderson
00:05:48
Play 09 Chuckwagon's Death AnthonyJackson
00:08:21
Play 10 Disappearance of the Sheepmen AnthonyJackson
00:09:28
Play 11 Our Arrival in Cheyenne AnthonyJackson
00:07:45
Play 12 The Post-Hole Digger's Ghost AnthonyJackson
00:07:37
Play 13 Grafting Kim Gibbs
00:05:34
Play 14 The File Kim Gibbs
00:05:29
Play 15 The Cattle Stampede Michele Fry
00:10:51
Play 16 Catching a Maverick Wayne Anderson
00:12:52
Play 17 Stealing Crazy Head's War Ponies AnthonyJackson
00:15:50
Play 18 The Cattle Queen's Ghost Sonia
00:15:14
Play 19 Packsaddle Jack's Death Bill Mosley
00:17:09
Play 20 A Cowboy Enoch Arden DrPGould
00:08:14
Play 21 Grand Island DrPGould
00:04:48
Play 22 ''Sarer'' DrPGould
00:16:40
Play 23 Arrival at South Omaha Transfer Bill Mosley
00:16:17
Play 24 The Final Roundup Larry Wilson
00:01:51