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Thread #60069   Message #962009
Posted By: Charley Noble
30-May-03 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: What do ranchers raise?
Subject: RE: What do ranchers raise?
Glad to have it confirmed that "dogies" comes from the Spanish. A lot of the cowboy lingo is drawn from the Spanish ranchers who occupied the great southwest before we muscled in.

We still have ox pulling competitions here in Maine at our county fairs. There seem to be ox of most every breed in evidence, even Jerseys. As young children, my brother and I used to gallop around the farm in "training yokes." My parents used to think we were a very funny sight to see, but our visiting cousins never seemed to get the yoke...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble