Friday, October 23, 2009

The Oldest Working Cowboy In 1941

The picture above is of Tex Cooper, who was born during the American Civil War. It was taken in Saugus, California in 1941, when he was considered the oldest working cowboy. The 6'2" cowboy acted in many films and was married to the former circus performer, Lady Dolly, who stood 3'9" tall. The couple celebrated their 28th anniversary together in 1946.

The picture below was taken of Tex Cooper in 1926 when he was the crack shot in the 101 Ranch Wild West and Far East Show. Mr. Cooper died at the age of 87 in 1951.


Tracy said...

What great outfits Tex had! In that top photo he looks a bit like Santa dressed as a cowboy for a Halloween party maybe... LOL! Sorry...just thinking! :o) Happy Weekend, Golden West ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

There is such a lot of the romantic in the idea of cowboys isn't there? I suppose we have the cinema to thank for that because in reality I suppose it was a hard, tough and rather dirty job.