Manuscripts/Mixed Material [L. M. Cox]
San Angelo, Texas.
L.M. Cox of Brownwood, Texas was born in Benton County, Arkansas, in 1858 and came to Brownwood in 1880. He engaged in the ranching business for a number of years before retiring.
“The cowboy's life as we know it was certainly lacking in the glamour which we see on our screens today,” says L. M. Cox of Brownwood, Texas.
“I have known cowboys to ride one hundred miles per day. I know this sounds unreasonable but they were off before daylight and rode hard until after dark. Their usual day's work was to be off as soon as they could see how to catch their horses, throw the round-up together around 10 o'clock then work cattle or brand until dark and often times stand guard one-third of the night after that.